|2009 Main Street BBQ & Blues Fest|
|Monday, 05 October 2009 18:47|
As soon as they got there, they were pleased to see that their site was directly across the street from the Band Stand, where top-quality blues would be played. Once the tent was set up, the contest volunteers (the Red Shirts) would stop by every hour-ish, just to see if everything was OK, did the teams need anything; this contest was great in the fact that you never had to go far without a Red Shirt being in sight, and they were in constant communication with the decision makers. Congrats to the Coordinators of this event, as everything was very efficient, and well-organized.
The desert team was short-handed with Karen and Wendy's absence, but two new team members Ruth and Caroline stepped up to the plate to assist Beth in their acivities for the "Anything But" category; these ladies cooked two dutch ovens full of Apple/Pear Cobbler that melted in your mouth with a great flavor. Many of the folks who just wanted a taste, would end up askin', "OK, where are the bowls," and fix a heapin' helpin' of the warm cobbler.
Friday night consisted of Chip making a large pot of his award winnin' chili, just to feed friends and colleagues who wanted an evening of blues and friends. There was a decent turn out as neighbors and folks from work enjoyed the evening. The team got to know some of the folk from the neighboring sites Worley's BBQ, Kan U BBQ, and Y We Q; as always, it was great to see folks from previous competitions such as team members from Two Bros & a Brit BBQ and BBQ ASAP. This is what makes barbeque fun; the friendships gained competition after competition, and giving that extra holler when someone from the other team gets called to the stage for an award . . . someone who had just stopped by at 3 in the morning to see how you were doin' . . .
The team knew that with this being strict KCBS judging, that they would not fare as well score-wise as they do in non-KCBS judged events, and the results did not surprise them. As said before, our recipe is dry southern, and compares to what you would find at Memphis in May; however, they did get an award, which is always nice. So without further adeau, the results are as follows:
Chicken Category - 14th at a score of 145.7144 (159.4286 was in 1st Place)
Pork Rib Category - 20th at a score of 142.2862 (165.7142 was 1st Place)
Pork Butt Category - 19th at a score of 144.0002 (169.7142 was 1st Place)
Brisket Category - 7th and a Ribbon at a score of 153.7142 (162.8574 was 1st Place)
|Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2009 19:34|