View Full Version : Visiting Brethren

02-14-2012, 12:44 AM
Had the chance to go to the LA area so I had to stop and talk with some of the Brethren! I went to visit BigMista Neil Strawder and his crew at the farmers market. After a slight detour to the wrong farmers market :doh:, I finally met up with Neil.


And Olivia:


The food was great and here is what was left of the sampler before I could get the camera out!


After meeting Neil, I actually drove to Steph's, Simply Marvelous BBQ himself, house!


Steph made comp ribs and got me thinking about competing myself!

All in all it was a great time with some great Brethren and great Que!


02-14-2012, 12:52 AM
Hope you brought me a to-go plate from Bigmista's...

02-14-2012, 12:58 AM
Hope you brought me some of Steph's secret competition rub :laugh:

02-14-2012, 01:04 AM
Porks-a-lot, can't remember the the show but i do remember the quote.. Well...

Landarc, Steph only gave me enough for myself! I tried to get you guys some (atleast I think I did).


02-14-2012, 01:09 AM
Well you have been a busy guy while in California. Pretty much did the whole state. See you Wednesday!

02-14-2012, 02:10 AM
He hasn't done Santa Rosa and Russian River Brewing, which is too bad really.

02-14-2012, 02:20 AM
True, but a good reason to come back!

02-14-2012, 05:17 AM
What a great trip! Thanks for posting!

02-14-2012, 06:08 AM
I'm not jealous at all!

02-14-2012, 07:10 AM
Pretty cool Jeff and..........^^^what Phu said.:-D

Big George's BBQ
02-14-2012, 07:47 AM
Wow you had a really great trip

02-14-2012, 08:31 AM
Big Mista and Steph are great guys (Don't tell them that I said that, it'll just go to their heads :rolleyes:)

Watch out for that Northern California bunch, however :-P

02-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Thanks everyone, and yes, since I have to come out once every six months I will be back for Russian River!

The guys were great, and I can't wait to meet the Bay area Brethren!


02-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Ron, Ron, Ron, you have only seen us at our most cordial and best behavior. Now, if you want to see us with a fire blazing into the night, messing with a pellet gun, as a keg dies a hard death, two might have died, not sure, you want to join us for a Marty Leach backyard bash. And thats all I am gonna say about that. I don't remember much more.

big brother smoke
02-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Always great when Brethren pay a visit. Jeff and I talked Q for a few hours.

02-14-2012, 10:40 AM
How 'bout the weather?

Feel free to holler whenever yer out this way! :thumb:

02-14-2012, 11:12 AM
Watch out for that Northern California bunch, however :-P

Not to mention the Carolinian of the group...:wacko:

02-14-2012, 11:18 AM
Not to mention the Carolinian of the group...:wacko:

Someone has to keep this bunch straight out here, otherwise they would be smoking asparagus and avocados and calling it BBQ.

Ryan Chester
02-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Sounds like you had a good trip. They are definitely some cool dudes.

02-14-2012, 03:09 PM
Yea Neil is a great guy. Also got to meat gtr, another great guy...Haven't met Steph yet though.

02-14-2012, 03:55 PM
Looks like you had a good time. Glad to see Brethren making the time to visit others.

02-14-2012, 11:11 PM
Glad we finally connected Jeff! Happy to meat you and the family!

02-14-2012, 11:16 PM
Wow, I happened to wander over to San Francisco for a beer week event and they were pouring some Pliny the Younger, 11% and quite hoppy. Oh, Jeff, Pliny the Elder is sold out in most about just anywhere, but, we got one bottle for you.