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ButtrubberBBQ
01-20-2006, 12:42 PM
Have there ever been any eating competitions at KCBS events? Would this be interesting? New to the site let me know what you think.

BrooklynQ
01-20-2006, 01:36 PM
At the events I've been to, most of the cooks give samples to various members of the crowds. Most contests also have vendors who have paid to sell there food to the crowds.

Or are you talking about a "how many chicken wings can a person eat in a hour?" type of contest? Or a pie eating contest etc?

MoKanMeathead
01-20-2006, 04:00 PM
I have not seen any eating contests.....unless you count some of the judges!! :lol:

okie dokie
01-20-2006, 04:52 PM
At the Oregon State Championships they had a huge deal about a rib eating contest. I think someone said that it was a qualifier for some national eating contest, The Portland paper even did an article on an old couple thats all they do is go around and compete in these eating contest..

I know one thing watching them power those overcooked ribs down made me real sick to my stomach after cooking for competition the whole weekend.

Take care
Doug

Sawdustguy
01-20-2006, 05:11 PM
This is my own opinion, take it for what it is worth but watching a bunch of guys gourd themselves with ribs after I worked so hard trying to make the best ribs I could for a contest, has absolutely no appeal to me whatsoever.

Smoker
01-20-2006, 05:32 PM
This is my own opinion, take it for what it is worth but watching a bunch of guys gourd themselves with ribs after I worked so hard trying to make the best ribs I could for a contest, has absolutely no appeal to me whatsoever.

I agree. If i knew they were gonna stuff my ribs down like that I would drop half a bottle of Daves insanity sauce on them.

The_Kapn
01-20-2006, 05:44 PM
Before we get too far off here- I think the question was asking about the "how much can you eat in a given amount of time?" deals being held in conjunction with a sanctioned contest.
If I am right about the question:
That would be entirely up to the organizer or promoter.
It would be a side event as part of the overall theme they desired.

I have never seen it, but....???

"Apples and Oranges" question with regard to sanctioned events.
No relationship.

TIM

Sawdustguy
01-20-2006, 06:03 PM
Have there ever been any eating competitions at KCBS events? Would this be interesting? New to the site let me know what you think.

Before we get too far off here- I think the question was asking about the "how much can you eat in a given amount of time?" deals being held in conjunction with a sanctioned contest.
If I am right about the question:
That would be entirely up to the organizer or promoter.
It would be a side event as part of the overall theme they desired.

I have never seen it, but....???


Be that as it may, it would still disturb me even if it was not my ribs being woofed down. BBQ is meant to be enjoyed, not gobbled down like a slob.

BrooklynQ
01-20-2006, 07:03 PM
Be that as it may, it would still disturb me even if it was not my ribs being woofed down. BBQ is meant to be enjoyed, not gobbled down like a slob.

I don't know about that. Sometimes I enjoy gobbling it down like a slob. :mrgreen:

backyardchef
01-20-2006, 07:09 PM
I don't know about that. Sometimes I enjoy gobbling it down like a slob. :mrgreen:

Nah. that's too easy... :eek:

Not sure what that has to do w/ competition...

kcquer
01-20-2006, 07:14 PM
I don't know about that. Sometimes I enjoy gobbling it down like a slob.

Someday, that gobbling (especially brisket) is gonna cause me to slice off a few fingers. Too busy woofing as I slice.

As for the eating contests, the food being consumed wouldn't necessarily need to be Q (I agree whole heartedly this would be a waste). Pie, as mentioned above, or hotdogs or watermelon.
Contests that have other associated activities make for some of most interesting events. I'm not sure an eating contest makes for a perfect pairing with a Q contest, but as part of a full schedule of events for a festival weekend, for example, would be OK with me.

willkat98
01-20-2006, 08:21 PM
"Apples and Oranges" question with regard to sanctioned events.
No relationship.

TIM

I agree, two unrelated topics. I was signed up to judge Key Largo. I couldn't make it, but I was on their email list for notification. The KCBS event was but one event during a 4 or 5 day Island jubilee. As a judge (or competitor I think) you had access and invites to all this stuff (concerts, breakfasts, buffets, carnivals, etc)

Now during this type of event, I could easily see where they had a "Most Conch Fritters" in 20 minutes thing, but mutually exclusive from the KCBS event in and of itself.

tommykendall
01-21-2006, 09:56 PM
As for the eating contests, the food being consumed wouldn't necessarily need to be Q

Dats what I was thinking. A crowd gatherer... pickled eggs, anchovie flats, or you could keep a Q theme with buffalo turds.

rookiedad
01-21-2006, 10:17 PM
check out www.ifoce.com. big prize money. lots of media attention at events. competive eating is getting pretty big.
phil

jminion
01-22-2006, 12:35 AM
What Okie Dokie is talking about was a eating contest that was not part of the BBQ competition. The ribs were done by the chef at the Casino, looked like they had been boiled then baked. These folks were not eating competition BBQ.

JohnMcD348
01-22-2006, 09:10 AM
What Okie Dokie is talking about was a eating contest that was not part of the BBQ competition. The ribs were done by the chef at the Casino, looked like they had been boiled then baked. These folks were not eating competition BBQ.

That's what I was thinking. To keep it in conjunction with the BBQ theme, maybe use ribs but, instead of the comp ribs, it would have to be something that was made quickly and enmasse. Boiling and baking would be the only way to do it. Ya know, every time I goto Beef O'Brady's and order wings. I think about those types of contests. Makes me hungry thinking about it. Darn, and I'm stuck at work right now...

JTMcD.

jminion
01-22-2006, 09:45 AM
John
I don't believe that these comp eaters could eat our competition style ribs with the spices and glaze. They are looking for bland, fall off the bone texture in copious amounts.

JohnMcD348
01-22-2006, 11:52 AM
John
I don't believe that these comp eaters could eat our competition style ribs with the spices and glaze. They are looking for bland, fall off the bone texture in copious amounts.

That's kinda what I was thinking. I remember reading a thread not too long ago about how the cooking style is different between comp and home cooking. I seem to recall that alot of the comp cooking was centered more toward the increase in ingredients for the "WOW" factor for the judges since they will usually only have 1 or 2 bites of your food.