The 2009 Roc City Rib Fest
What a great time in Rochester NY ! The 2009 Roc City Rib Fest was without reservation one of the the best organized and also most scenic contests we have competed in. Many thanks to Brian and the crew who pulled this contest off. Saturday started off with the anything go's rib contest as a warm up to Sunday's KCBS competition, 50+ teams entered with a $500.00 cash prize on the line. Our team Mr. Bobo's Traveling BBQ All Stars finished 20th overall, way out of the money but it was fun. Before we knew it was dinner time, so I cut up a 17 pound Brandt Beef New York Strip and grilled it over some fine Texas Post Oak, talk about tasty! Sunday morning and the lakefront park is awash in light blue smoke, the sun is shining and its a great day for BBQ. We cooked our meats and waited for the first turn in to begin at noon. Grace, Angela, Mike and myself worked like a old married couple and turned in what we thought was a great effort, and it was. We were crowned Reserve Grand Champion placing in the top ten in all categories, it was great way to really start off the 2009 Season and our quest for 2009 Empire Cup Grand Champions.