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Scottie
05-19-2008, 03:27 PM
Looks like they will have around 33-35 teams for this weekend in Westmont. Not bad, as that is an increase from last year. Probably because they have imported that awesome rep team from Lynchburg, TN... 8-)

We have had some talk of having a Pot Luck for Saturday night. So if you are coming, plan on bringing a dish to pass.

If anyone needs any help with anything, directions or store location or the best Italian Beef joints in the area, just let me know. I know the area a little...

See you all there!

Scottie

tonto1117
05-19-2008, 06:39 PM
We'll be there!! Will plan on bringing a tin of smoked Italian sausage, onions and peppers for the pot luck. If we get there on Friday night is there a place close by (within walking distance) to grab a bite to eat?

Also, for the poeple's choice.....any idea about how much chili one should you bring as to not run out?

See ya'll there!!!

Ron_L
05-19-2008, 06:57 PM
My wife and i will be there and we'll have something for the pot luck. I have no idea what it will be, but it will be edible :rolleyes. We'll be rolling in around noon on Saturday.

Tonto, I asked Jim A. how many folks they are anticipating for the chili and he told me that they hope to sell at least 100 tickets. They are providing 2 oz tasting cups so that would be approx. 200 oz, so a couple of gallons would probably be OK, I think.

There are a bunch of restaurants on Ogden Avenue, a couple of blocks south of the park. Just south of the park on Blackhawk drive is Bohemian Crystal, a very good Bohemian restaurant, but they may be pretty busy on a Friday night. It is somewhat upscale. There is a pancake house at Blackhawk and Ogden, a Baker's Square on Ogden about a block east and a Thai place on Cass Avenue a block west of the park (at Cass and Plaza Drive) and another Thai place on Ogden near Blackhawk. There is also fast food in along Ogden (Wendy's, Chipotle, Pizza Hut). You won't go hungry!

See you on Saturday!

Scottie
05-19-2008, 08:58 PM
There is a White Castle right there too. I might order some pizza's on Friday night if there are enough people there.

Tonto, are you guys bringing the moho? I"ve got the pellets.

Scottie

tonto1117
05-19-2008, 09:07 PM
There is a White Castle right there too. I might order some pizza's on Friday night if there are enough people there.

Tonto, are you guys bringing the moho? I"ve got the pellets.

Scottie

Sweet!! Yep, we'll have the MH. Also will have some biscuts and gravy for Sunday morning breakfast for everyone.

n-2-que
05-20-2008, 07:48 AM
Me and the wife will be there sat morning around 8-9am we will have a dish for Sat potluck hope to see you all there.

Stoke&Smoke
05-20-2008, 08:53 AM
We were thinking dessert stuff....key lime pies and site made bananas foster, is that ok? If so would 2 pies and foster for 8 (or 16) be enough?

mad_dawg
05-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Although I won't be attending this year, I also used to live basically across the street from the competition site...

As far as chili goes...bring ALOT. Last year it was raining like hell and I still burned through a couple gallons easy and was scraping the bottom of the pot at the end. Didn't even get to eat a bowl myself.

Food. If you like Mexican, I suggest The Taco Grill & Salsa Bar about 1/2 mile west of Cass on Ogden Ave. Always one of my favorites when I lived out there. They have a salsa bar that typically has 10 or 12 different homemade hot sauces/salsas/pepper mixes to go along with their very good standard Mexican fare. Personally I think one of the best/most unique al pastor recipes I've eaten. They stack it on a gyros spit in sliced layers with pineapple slices and cook it gyros style and just slice it off the spit when ordered. Good stuff. Also, right on the corner of Cass & Ogden you have a small carry out location of Home Run Inn Pizza. Thats pretty good too. If you are gyros fans, go to Gyros King. That is a bit further west of the mexican joint about on Ogden. Get the King Gyros that is liberally sprinkled with feta cheese. If you want GREAT chicago style fast food, there is Maxwell Smarts in a strip mall at Cass & 63rd (the strip mall in the sw corner) that serves chicago style (more specifically maxwell st style) polish sausage hot dogs and cheeseburgers, fresh cut fries, italian ice. For you out of towners, if you want a real deal polish, this is the place to go.

All the above are within a 15 minute drive of the cook site. Its been awhile since I've eaten at all these joints, but as far as I know they are all still around.

knock em dead guys. Hopefully the rain stays away this year. but at least the locusts won't be back for a few more years

Bryan
The BBQ-tioners

n-2-que
05-20-2008, 09:27 AM
i agree the rain on first day last year sucked, but the second day was great, i was hearing low of 37 for the weekend?

Scottie
05-20-2008, 09:52 AM
I think it was calling for lows in the high 40's and Saturday being 76 and Sunday being 82?

mad_dawg
05-20-2008, 09:52 AM
Would rather have the cold over the rain. Memorial Day is always a crapshoot up in these parts. In fact, I'd say on average it rains more often the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend than not. Just thinking of how many Indy 500's over the years have been delayed, last year no exception. Just hope it doesn't rain AND have a low of 37....sheesh. Might as well be "Fire on Ice"

B

Ron_L
05-20-2008, 10:08 AM
Although I won't be attending this year,

I thought I saw you on the list, Bryan. Or was that for Elk Grove?

mad_dawg
05-20-2008, 10:39 AM
We are doing Elk Grove. Couldn't get clearance for 2 so close together so Westmont is out. Wish we could've done Westmont this year again though, was a great contest last year. Prolly going to do a fall comp as well, either Racine, Arthur, or Libertyville.

This is your first one running solo right? Good luck dude. I also saw you on the EGV list, so I'm sure we'll chat there....

Take Care,

Bryan

n-2-que
05-20-2008, 09:05 PM
quick question, the potluck is this for all the competitiors? or just brethren or?? just need to know how much food i need to make roughly

Scottie
05-20-2008, 10:09 PM
It will be a bunch would be my guess. I was able to secure a true bbq legend. drbbq will be in attendance. Of course, he only drinks green label and they don't sell it up here. I hope he can choke down some black...

billm
05-21-2008, 07:52 AM
has it been that long since Ive been in a liquor store??? When did they stop selling Green Label up here? It used to be all over the place ..I know cuz I would always grab a bottle of that rot gut by accident.
anyway Head's Red BBQ will be bringing a bit of Greek (loukaniko) to the proceedings ..
Scottie - my team mate is Scottish so maybe he can bring ya some Haggis?
Ron - do you think some kangarooo meatloaf would go over well? Still have some roo meat from Gregs store.. maybe make up some Sloppy Joey? :)

Stoke&Smoke
05-21-2008, 09:46 AM
Yeah, |I went to the Binny's on 83 near Plainfield yesterday and they told me it isn't carried in Illinois, so we'll be bringing black label.:icon_frow

tonto1117
05-21-2008, 10:08 AM
Yeah, |I went to the Binny's on 83 near Plainfield yesterday and they told me it isn't carried in Illinois, so we'll be bringing black label.:icon_frow

They sell it here in Michigan if ya'll are serious, I'd be glad to grab a bottle....

Scottie
05-21-2008, 10:27 AM
I might need a new bottle for my cabinet... If you wouldn't mind...

Thanks Theresa!

Scottie

tonto1117
05-21-2008, 10:30 AM
I might need a new bottle for my cabinet... If you wouldn't mind...

Thanks Theresa!

Scottie

Glad you answered.....was wondering what you might like since Walt hasn't made any international trips latley to grab the select...:wink:

Scottie
05-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Well, Silver Slelect is always welcome too... :oops:

voodoobbqIL
05-21-2008, 10:58 AM
We will be there and in on the pot luck

Ron_L
05-21-2008, 11:07 AM
Ron - do you think some kangarooo meatloaf would go over well? Still have some roo meat from Gregs store.. maybe make up some Sloppy Joey? :)

Sloppy Joey! That's funny! I think you should help everyone expand their culinary horizons! It's too bad that my Kopi Luwak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak) order hasn't shipped yet. We could have some "special" coffee, too!

Well, Silver Slelect is always welcome too... :oops:

Have you been hitting the "Slelect" already? :rolleyes: I do have an international trip coming up very soon but I will probably use my liquor allowance on To-kill-ya instead. :biggrin:

We will be there and in on the pot luck

Great! I haven't seen you since last year, I think!

Stoke&Smoke
05-22-2008, 08:22 AM
They sell it here in Michigan if ya'll are serious, I'd be glad to grab a bottle....

If you would grab an extra, I'd happily pay you Saturday! We met at the burnoff. We were the ones with the coffee pot and Kona. Just let me know what we owe ya!:biggrin:

tonto1117
05-22-2008, 08:53 AM
If you would grab an extra, I'd happily pay you Saturday! We met at the burnoff. We were the ones with the coffee pot and Kona. Just let me know what we owe ya!:biggrin:

Will do. See ya this weekend!!

Ron_L
05-25-2008, 08:35 PM
Too farking tired to type... Great contest! Weather held out for us. Chilly last night, rained like crazy for 30 minutes right after last turn in. Some highlights...

GC - Dr. Porkenstein
RGC - Cancer Sucks Chicago

3rd place pork - Smokin' Scotsmen
6th place pork - Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que

1st place Brisket - Smokin' Scotsmen

N-2-Que also got a call (too tired to remember what it was, Sorry, Bill and Diane!).

We missed getting a call in Brisket by .0004 points!

Dr. BBQ was there on Saturday evening and then came back on Sunday to judge.

There's more but I can't remember.

Congrats to everyone but especially Alex and Kate, Scottie, and Tonto and Bud's BBQ (and Joe) and to Bill and Diane!

Sleepy time now... Nighty nite :-D

Ron_L
05-25-2008, 08:42 PM
I found the full results on another forum so here they are...

Chicken

1. CancerSucksChicago
2. Bartlett Boneheads
3. All Day Smoke
4. KRE Smokers
5. n2Que
6. Joey Mac's Smoke Stax
7. Pig Daddy
8. Dr Porkenstein
9. Burnt Food Dude
10. D'Lo's Pitters


Ribs

1. Rock River BBQ
2. Church of Swinetology
3. Porkcrastinators
4. Chi-Town Smokers
5. Joey Mac's Smoke Stax
6. CancerSucksChicago
7. Bartlett Boneheads
8. Meat Monsters
9. Smokey Joel
10. All Day Smoke


Pork

1. Dr Porkenstein
2. Joey Mac's Smoke Stax
3. Smokin' Scotsman
4. Big Chief Barbecue
5. Swine Brothers
6. Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que
7. CancerSucksChicago*
8. Shigs in Pit*
9. Church of Swinetology
10. Chi-Town Smokers

*These positions might be reversed. (Couldn't quite hear what happened here.)


Brisket

1. Smokin' Scotsman
2. Porkcrastinators
3. KRE Smokers
4. Church of Swinetology
5. It's 5 o'clock Somewhere
6. The Smoke Hunters
7. Dr. Porkenstein
8. Swine Brothers
9. Rock River BBQ
10. Chi-Town Smokers


Overall

GC Dr Porkenstein
RGC CancerSucksChicago

3. Joey Mac's Smoke Stax
4. Porkcrastinators
5. Church of Swinetology
6. KRE Smokers
7. Rock River BBQ
8. All Day Smoke
9. Chi-Town Smokers
10. Swine Brothers



Chili

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere

voodoobbqIL
05-26-2008, 07:59 PM
congrats to all of the Brethren who walked, great contest and a great showing by all of us

n-2-que
05-26-2008, 09:08 PM
Was great contest

yea 5th in chicken our best in that category

Ron great meeting you and the wife.

Tonto and Bud great meeting you also and can't wait to see you all again will have to throw some food together and make up a breakfast or something.

partners in swine wheres that secret pork recipe?? =) always great to see you bud, i hope we can kick together at another contest.