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Bigmista
06-21-2007, 09:30 AM
Brother Ron_L was in town for a convention so you know I had to meet up with him for some beer and Q. I contacted a few local brethren and got Norcoredneck and new brother Thawley came out to meet us.

Since Ron_L was staying by Disneyland, I took him to a spot called Johnny Rebs (http://www.johnnyrebs.com) in the City of Orange. I had never been to this particular location and I had never had BBQ at the other location that I went to but I liked the atmosphere and they did good Southern Style cooking.

Johnny Rebs is a place with peanuts on the table and peanut shells on the floor. They go a long way to make the restaurant look like a roadhouse. Mismatched chairs, wooden floors and a screened in patio with holes in itall add to the effect.

We sat down and ordered some cold beer on tap and decided to try and appetizer that none of us had ever had before. Fried Pickles! Who knew?

They had a cornmeal coating and were served with ranch dressing. What a treat!

Dinner came after some good conversation. Ronelle had the Ribs and brisket combo with coleslaw, beans and hushpuppies. Norco had the Big combo with chicken, ribs and brisket. I know beans were one of his side dishes but I couldn't see the other one because of all of the food on his plate. I had the combo with brisket and Texas Hot Links. My sides were collard greens and something else I had never had before, Brunswick Stew. I don't know if this was prepared correctly or not because I didn't have a frame of reference but it was good and I guess that ii all that matters.

We all ordered our meat with the sauce on the side. Our brisket was cold and the waiter gladly brought us out more that was warm. I guess they normally count on the sauce to warm it up. All of the meat had flavor except for Norco's chicken. We thought the food was better that average for restaurant BBQ.

Thawley had already had dinner but he came out to have a beer with us. I appreciate that.

I'm always excited to hang out with my brethren and I'm glad Ron_L gave us yet another reason to do so. It was good to see you brother!!

Well, I guess I will go get ready for work now. Just wanted to tell you guys about this while it was fresh on my mind.

Sorry no pics. Couldn't believe we all forgot a camera!!!

Yakfishingfool
06-21-2007, 09:39 AM
Sounds like a good time by all. I, too, like to order my meat nekkid. It should stand on it's own and not need sauce for flavor. Scott

Harbormaster
06-21-2007, 09:43 AM
It amazes me how this website makes the world so small.
Pretty cool that you all make time for each other whenever another brother is in the area.
I don't get out much, so y'all are free to stop in at the Yacht Club whenever you're in South Central Wisconsin. If you're lucky, I'll be Q'ing.

bowhnter
06-21-2007, 10:11 AM
decided to try and appetizer that none of us had ever had before. Fried Pickles! Who knew?

They had a cornmeal coating and were served with ranch dressing. What a treat!



Fried Pickles...mmmmmm good.
I suppose some fried sliced jaleps would be good to.

tony76248
06-21-2007, 10:18 AM
Glad ya'll had fun.

Bill-Chicago
06-21-2007, 10:22 AM
Sounds like a great time Mister

But, I'll bite.

What the hell is O.C. in the title stand for?

Thawley
06-21-2007, 10:37 AM
Hey Mista...

Great time last night. Was a pleasure meeting you and RonL and Norco.

Most impressive to me was how down to earth you are considering your celebrity. Hell, it wasn't until the end of the evening that I even realized who you were... There I was, talking about fatties and butts like I would with anyone and sitting right next to a famous UDS video GOD. Wow. I've watched your video (http://blip.tv/file/213990) so many times I know it by heart...

I'm still embarrassed that I didn't have my autograph book with me. I won't forget next time.

See you fellas at the bash (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27363&page=3)

Thawley - BBQ noob/celebrity stalker

Thawley
06-21-2007, 10:38 AM
What the hell is O.C. in the title stand for?

Orange County... As in "The Real Wives of Orange County" TV show...

Bill-Chicago
06-21-2007, 10:40 AM
Orange County... As in "The Real Wives of Orange County" TV show...

What about Orange County Choppers? Is that from there??

I like Mikey

Thawley
06-21-2007, 10:43 AM
What about Orange County Choppers? Is that from there??

Nope. Different Orange County.

chad
06-21-2007, 10:43 AM
What about Orange County Choppers? Is that from there??

I like Mikey

Nope...that's NY!!:mrgreen:

Sounds like everyone had a great time.

"Video God"??? Sheesh, and he (Mista) intimates that I'm a chatty farker!!:wink: :mrgreen:

Grillman40
06-21-2007, 10:53 AM
Mista!! Is that place worth the trip from Oceanside??

Did you just say your on your way to work? I was gonna ask what you did or didnt do because I see you on here so much but didnt want to strike a nerve if you were out of work lol. You must have a computer at work at least!

As I sit here shading my screen from the boss haha

I really want to stop by the bash next Saturday....do I need to bring my own pen for the autographs??

Thawley
06-21-2007, 10:59 AM
I really want to stop by the bash next Saturday....do I need to bring my own pen for the autographs??

Only if you want to keep it (and maybe sell it on eBay)...

big brother smoke
06-21-2007, 11:05 AM
Thanks for sharing!

Norcoredneck
06-21-2007, 11:47 AM
Well leftovers tasted ok at 2:30 a.m. Left it in microwave to let smell linger. Couple of coworkers threw money at me knowing I am cooking pulled pork monday for girlscouts. I guess I can do some extra.

Nice to meet Ron and John. Enjoyed the visit. Of course Mista asked to see the kitchen and waiter was supposed to check to see if it was ok. The bashful person Mista is came back from restroom trip with full report on smoker :biggrin: .

Bigmista
06-21-2007, 11:57 AM
"Video God"??? Sheesh, and he (Mista) intimates that I'm a chatty farker!!:wink: :mrgreen:

Yeah that one threw me too. I'll just say thanks for the compliment and move on...

Mista!! Is that place worth the trip from Oceanside??

Depends on how good the Q is in Oceanside. The food was good and I loved the atmosphere. Would I drive an hour just to go there? Probably not. But then there are other locations that are closer to me. We just went to that one because it was close to Ron_L's hotel.

Did you just say your on your way to work? I was gonna ask what you did or didnt do because I see you on here so much but didnt want to strike a nerve if you were out of work lol. You must have a computer at work at least!

I work in the treasury management department of a bank. I have two monitors and have mastered the art of multi-tasking.


I really want to stop by the bash next Saturday....do I need to bring my own pen for the autographs??

Just show up and have a good time. Ask Norcoredneck for an autograph. He's the guy that's hosting this shindig.

DaChief
06-21-2007, 12:21 PM
Sounds like a great time.........and a goal.......to meet as many Bretheren as possible!!! And hopefully they can buy me more beers than I have to buy them :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: .... or not!

Bigmista
06-21-2007, 01:22 PM
I get a kick out of meeting the Brethren. It's nice to have family all over the country.

gunrunner2491
06-21-2007, 01:27 PM
Sounds like a good time by all. I, too, like to order my meat nekkid. It should stand on it's own and not need sauce for flavor. Scott

Ditto

Bigmista
06-21-2007, 05:23 PM
Ditto

There's an Eastwood type response if I ever saw one.

Norcoredneck
06-21-2007, 07:34 PM
Just show up and have a good time. Ask Norcoredneck for an autograph. He's the guy that's hosting this shindig.

Get here early. Can hardly read it before any coctails :twisted: .

Ron_L
06-24-2007, 11:35 AM
Sorry I am so late getting to this thread! I flew home yesterday afternoon and am finally catching up on stuff!

It was great to see Mista again (I can't believe it's been 18 months since you made it to the fall bash at parrothead's place!) and it was great to meet Norco and Thawley. All three are great guys and fun to hang out with. It was also a great beak for me from the trade show and team dinners. I like the people that i work with, but all day plus dinner is a bit much :-D.

Johnny Reb's was an interesting place. It looks like a BBQ place seom the south, but sitting in the middle of OC. The St. Louis ribs were pretty good (nicely cooked, good smoke flavor) but the brisket was inconsistent. The first batch, even though cold, was slightly overcooked but had a nice beefy flavor. The second batch, this time warm, not hot, was undercooked and had little flavor. The fried pickles were pretty darned good!

It was great to spend some time with all of you! Thanks for the break!