Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Over the July 4th Holiday Weekend, the team converged on Lake Placid for the annual I love BBQ Festival, held inside the speed skating oval used for the 1932 and 1980 Winter Games. This is one of my favorite contests of the year as it falls on a holiday, there are great watering holes, great fireworks and a BBQ contest! Our weekend started early on Thursday at the Marriott Courtyard Inn with a rib cooking demo by our friends Eric and Cindy Mitchell of "Yaba Daba Que" followed by an excellent Mexican Dinner at Casa De Sol in Saranac, Drinks flowed, talltales were told and the night quickly passed by.
Sorry for the lag in posting, but its been a really busy couple of weeks. Lets see whats happened since my last post. Over the weekend of June 27 & 28 The team traveled to Boston Hill NY for the 1st annual Boston Hills BBQ Festival which was organized by our team member Mike Cartechine or know in BBQ circles as "The Giggler" As Mike was busy keeping everything running smooth as glass, Grace, Angela and I cooked the KCBS portion of the event, We followed the same schedule and recipes as our last contest in Rochester in which we placed 2nd overall, however our meats were not the same quality and we paid for it in our showing. We placed 22 overall with not any calls to the stage, this has not happened since last August !.. While disappointed in the finish, we still had a great time with our BBQ friends and extended family.