Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Paltz aka Hudson Valley Ribfest

Well I picked the wrong time to start blogging again. Our results in New Paltz were less than steller, we didn't get a call all weekend in the Grilling Contest or the BBQ Contest. We ended up 16th overall in the grilling and 18th overall in the barbecue. I thought all of our food was good this weekend but the judges just didn't agree. We spent a few minutes behind the trailer crying about it and then we did the Hampster Dance to cheer ourselves up.

I'm headed to New Holland Pennsylvania this weekend to cook in the New Holland Summerfest. I've had some success there in the past but didn't do great last year. I'm not changing a thing so we'll see what happens this weekend. Wish us luck.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Heading to New Paltz NY this weekend

Well it's been a pretty successful season so far. In New Hampshire we won both the grilling and barbecue contests and a couple of weeks ago we won the bbq contest at the Harpoon Brewery. Harpoon is one of those special events. We vend and have a lot of friends and family around so its a crazy weekend and winning is just icing on the cake.

This weekend is New Paltz. We've done pretty well there the past few years and it's a great family friendly event. There's a public swimming pool next door with showers which I wish all contests had. Saturday we'll be grilling fish, steak, sausage and pork chops. Sunday is the 4 KCBS categories and an apple category. Last year we did cinnamon apple jello shots for the apple entry. They didn't do great but I think Doug had a blast making them. If your in the New Paltz area this weekend stop by the Ulster County Fairgrounds and say hi.