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Bigmista
11-23-2007, 11:41 AM
We are having a BBQ/Chil cookoff in Hawthorne (near LAX), CA and we need a few more teams to fill out the roster. We're cooking Chicken, Spare Ribs and Tri-Tip along with Chili (beans and no beans). This is a first year contest and we want to convince the city that this is a viable event so they will go all out on it next year.

The contest is being done in conjunction with the Christmas Parade so there will be close to 10,000 people in attendance. Chris Cognac, "The Hungry Detective" from the Food Network is hosting the event. We will also be serving samples to the public and you can get $1 for every sample ticket you collect.

The cost of the contest is $30 for BBQ or Chili, $50 for both. And you have an actual aooportunity to recoup your costs. How often does that happen?

I know it is short notice but the contest is Sat. December 1st. We're going to have a good time and I understand that Bad Santa BBQ will be making their debut there. Will you join us?

You can get the application here: http://cityofhawthorne.com/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=4252 and I can answer just about any questions you have.


Who's with me?

big brother smoke
11-23-2007, 06:26 PM
I am in:cool:

Bigmista
11-23-2007, 06:36 PM
I'm glad somebody responded at least.

big brother smoke
11-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Can't leave a brother hanging:lol:

Bentley
11-24-2007, 11:45 AM
Gonna come and judge...with no electricty cant make those pellet cookers work. The squriels have that week off due to Union rules, so we have no way to cook. Will come judge!

Bigmista
11-24-2007, 12:22 PM
Where are the folks who have been thinking about doing a contest but haven't jumped in yet?

Andrews
11-24-2007, 12:58 PM
Bigmista,

I sent in my entry a few days ago. This will be my first solo competition.

Hope to meet a few of the posters from here and the CBBQA!

Andrew

smoke-n-my-i's
11-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Gonna come and judge...with no electricty cant make those pellet cookers work. The squriels have that week off due to Union rules, so we have no way to cook. Will come judge!



:cry: :biggrin:

But my stick burner can sure heat up some good food without that there electricity stuff..... sure wish it was a little closer.....

Single Fin Smoker
11-24-2007, 03:43 PM
Won't make this one, but Norco and I will be at cRockes.

Bigmista
11-24-2007, 05:11 PM
Bigmista,

I sent in my entry a few days ago. This will be my first solo competition.

Hope to meet a few of the posters from here and the CBBQA!

Andrew

Andrew,

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Bentley
11-24-2007, 11:05 PM
Who needs a deli...right? I don't think it was quite as good as the 1st one thought! I will bring some to Hawthorn if anyone wants any?

Mista I will make sure you get a Big sandwich for interupting your thread, did not wanna start a new one just to post 2 pictures!


http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/IMG_1555.jpg



http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/IMG_1558.jpg

Bigmista
11-25-2007, 01:11 AM
Now THAT...is a pastrami sandwich!!

Bigmista
11-30-2007, 12:30 PM
We're have a cookoff right in my own backyard. It will be our 1st annual BBQ & Chili cookoff in the City of Hawthorne Holiday Parade.

Here is a list of the teams:

NAME

MC Q'S SMOKE HSE

BIG DADDY Q'N CREW

SAPORI RESTAURANT

4 ACES BBQ TEAM

4 Q BBQ

CARTER CATERING CO

TEAM SUPER SUPPERS

NATURAL BORN GRILLERS

SO CAL VIETNAM ASSN

SIMPLY MARVELOUS BBQ

HARRY'S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ

RINCONCITO ECUADORIANO

OCEANGATE COOKERS

BAD SANTA BBQ

TEAM UGH-LEE

I believe I have all of the brethren teams highlighted. This is an IBCA-style contes but it isn't sanctioned. We pulled this together in 6 weeks with the help of Chris Cognac, the Food Network's "Hungry Detective". Chris will be hosting the event also.

This will be a fun event and we will be cooking and giving out samples to the crowd for a ticket that they purchase. Each ticket = $1 for competitors to help reimburse some costs. The entry fee was only $50 for both the chili and BBQ cookoffs.

We will be turning in 1/2 chicken, tri-tip, spare ribs, chili w/o beans and chili w/ beans.

If you're in SoCal and have some free time, come out for the parade that starts at 10am. The cooks will be onsite at 7am and you are welcome to visit us also.

big brother smoke
11-30-2007, 12:33 PM
Off to Costco:biggrin:

Countryhb
11-30-2007, 12:38 PM
Get me something nice while you're there...

Bigmista
11-30-2007, 01:21 PM
Get me something nice while you're there...

Why? You ain't comin!

Countryhb
11-30-2007, 01:58 PM
Hey, you, of all people, should be able to appreciate a "family-first" attitude. Now get me something nice, damnit!

Jorge
11-30-2007, 02:17 PM
Hey, you, of all people, should be able to appreciate a "family-first" attitude. Now get me something nice, damnit!

Dude, I see some gold toe socks and such in your future:lol:

Bigmista
11-30-2007, 03:00 PM
Gift certificate to Tony Roma's...

Bentley
11-30-2007, 03:25 PM
I will be there Saturday morning w/pastrime and rolls, mayo and brown mustard...if ya want anything else on your sandwich bring it!

Countryhb
11-30-2007, 03:43 PM
Dude, I see some gold toe socks and such in your future:lol:

Sa-weet!! That'd be GOOD! They should look fine with my birkenstocks!

C Rocke
11-30-2007, 11:24 PM
Makin' a list,
Checkin' it twice,
Gonna find out if Hawthorne is nice,
Bad Santa is comin' to town!

Bigmista
12-01-2007, 02:05 AM
I got brisket cookin right now...

C Rocke
12-01-2007, 09:30 PM
Great stuff - Really a good time, and the City of Hawthorne and Chris Cognac did a great job. Had a lot of fun, won some , lost some, but in the end had a really great time. Thanks to Dan and Glen and Allison for all the help and fun - Bad Santa BBQ will be back!

Bigmista
12-01-2007, 10:18 PM
I had a ball at this contest. We threw it together in 6 weeks and had a great turnout. Just wait until next year!!

Bigmista
12-02-2007, 09:00 AM
Here are my pics from the contest:

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Hawthorne/?action=view&slideshow=true

ThomEmery
12-02-2007, 09:06 AM
Mista Hope we can go Four Meat Sanctioned next year
Thank You for your work on this event

big brother smoke
12-02-2007, 11:24 AM
Great job, Mista! I had a lot of fun at this event. Do not think I will do one alone again! The drive home was interesting!:biggrin::shock:

Rub-A-Dub
12-02-2007, 09:49 PM
who placed where? who was GC RGC and so one?

Bigmista
12-03-2007, 09:08 AM
Sorry about that. No GC or Reserve.

Chili no beans
1. Bad Santa BBQ
2. Team Ugh-Lee
3. Four Q BBQ

Chili w/ beans
1. Bad Santa BBQ
2. Four Q BBQ
3. Team Ugh-Lee

Chicken

1st Big Daddy Q'n Crew

2nd 4 Aces BBQ Team (new brother Andrew)

3rd McQ's Smoke House


Pork Ribs

1st Simple Marvelous BBQ

2nd Bad Santa BBQ

3rd Carter Catering


Tri-Tip

1st Carter Catering

2nd Team Ugh-Lee

3rd Big Daddy Q'n Crew

Bigmista
12-03-2007, 04:01 PM
Mista Hope we can go Four Meat Sanctioned next year
Thank You for your work on this event

That's the plan Thom. We want to have at least 20k in prize money, KCBS, 50 teams and close down the airport to do it!

big brother smoke
12-03-2007, 04:31 PM
That's the plan Thom. We want to have at least 20k in prize money, KCBS, 50 teams and close down the airport to do it!

Make it IBCA:biggrin:

Bigmista
12-03-2007, 06:19 PM
I think somebody is hooked...

ThomEmery
12-03-2007, 06:22 PM
Very Good
Both sanctioning bodies work well
I will be Promoting both in 2008

Rub-A-Dub
12-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Man that 4 Q team keeps walking :-P. Gratz to all!!!!!!!! Hope I can make it next year.