We just got back from Harrah's Rincon and we had a pretty good outing after a middle of the road finish in Vista(18th overall)this time we took 4th in pork and a 1st in brisket which was good considering the level of competition we were up against.I took some pictures of some of our new BBQ family everyone one of these people are very nice and are really good at what we do.Our next comp is Smokin in Mesquite labor day weekend.We will be going up against some of the best in the country at Mesquite and we will all be after a chunk of the $40,000 prize purse,anyway onto some pics
Our set up
some of our meats..look at the shine on the chicken!
left to right..pork butts,brisket,ribs
Now onto some of the people that make this stuff so fun!..this is Tom Moore from T&j's backyard BBQ.as I've said before were in the rookie race with Tom such a cool guy.He's become kinda like our BBQ dad.We love you and your whole crew Tom!
Next up is Larry Schroder of The Rib Ticklers..they call him the head tickler.LOL..this guy should be running for office somewhere.He is a really funny guy and his crew is very cool also..thanks for the killer beef ribs!
here is Moe with the head tickler and his son Brian
next left to right..Brad Thomas,me,John Bracamonte and Barry Greer..Brad and John were rookie team of the year last year and we are trying our best to follow in their footsteps!.I would also like to tell all of my readers that they are opening up their new restaurant Brazen BBQ smokehouse and bar in San Diego very soon.so if your ever down there stop by and get some killer bbq..Barry is like another BBQ dad to us..Barry you and your wife are so cool!
This is Chris Juencke from Smokin Yankees and Steve Madaule from All Hogs Go To Heaven..these guys are great and Steve isn't smiling in the first pic but the next one is how he usually looks
this is Vince Carrocci from Rhythm n' Que doing a good luck toast with all of his neighbors.very cool tradition that he carries on!..he and his wife Alexa are one of the best teams in the country and they have made the prestigious Jack Daniel's Invitational by winning 7 grand championships 2 years running!.what a awesome accomplishment!
Next up is Dave Malone..Dave is such a cool guy!
and last but not least are Jen and Tom Duncan from Smoke it to the bone and Whiskey Ranch BBQ..it was great meeting you two and we hope to see ya out in AZ next year
All in all 7th overall is pretty dam good going up against the teams we did..and to Beat Harry Soo in brisket and pork is no small task..Thanks again to all of you for taking the pics with me and we'll see you out on the trail soon!