Tremendous Success!

by Kevin H. on August 20, 2012 · 4 comments

BBQ Competition Winning Trophies

What a weekend!

As I wrote about last week, this weekend kicked off fall competition season for me and SLABS a’ Smokin, at the Kings of the Grill competition in St. Louis, Mo.  It was the first for this competition so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited.

BBQ Competition

Well, my excitement only grew during the course of the event and any expectations were met and exceeded ten-fold.  We had perfect weather and a great crew out to help.  I spent a lot of time talking with the other teams and just enjoying the brotherhood of BBQ.

BBQ Competition

Kevin and Patti preparing the 1st place pulled pork.

In SLBS, you are allowed to vend to the public, which my team loves to do.  We sold out of every bit of food we brought with us, and everyone sure seemed to enjoy what they were eating.  Everything surrounding the competition meats went very smoothly – we did the big 4 – Brisket, Pork, Chicken and Ribs.

To top off the already awesome weekend, when the awards came around, we were all over the place!  8th in Chicken, 5th in Brisket, 3rd in Ribs and 1st in Pulled Pork!  And last but certainly not least, we were the Reserve Grand Champions as the 2nd overall points leader!

BBQ Competition

Patti, Kevin, & two of their kids – Sam and Joey.

By any measure, a succesful and enjoyable weekend.  And for all of you readers, verification that the guy writing all these recipes and tips might actually know what he’s doing!

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steve carpaccio August 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

do you know who was first in that competition? I never heard…

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Kevin August 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Smokin Hicks BBQ took first overall, Steve.

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Evan August 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Congratulations on your calls! It was great meeting you and seeing your passion for “q!”

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Kevin August 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thanks Evan – and it was really nice chatting with you and figuring out all our connections – small world! I look forward to having you as part of the team at the Bash in September….shoot me an email!

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