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Stoke&Smoke
08-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Hi all,

I was asked to judge this event, but had to decline as we will be in Door County, in the land of cheese, cooking for freinds!

This is a sort of back-yard event that is trying to raise a few bucks for Scottie Johnson's charity foundation, CancerSucksChicago.com

It is NOT sanctioned or sponsored by Scottie, just a bunch of well meaning folks trying to raise some money for a good cause. Here are the details....

1st Annual Boondocks BBQ Bash
A Benefit for CANCER SUCKS CHICAGO “CORLISS JOHNSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION”
www.corlissfoundation.com (http://www.corlissfoundation.com/)

Please join us in helping one of our own and a very deserving
Foundation on August 16th by participating in the 1st Annual Corliss Johnson Foundation Cook-off.

When: Saturday August 16th
Sausage, Chicken, Ribs

Where: 1200 West Hawthorne Lane West Chicago, Il 60185
www.downattheboondocks.com (http://www.downattheboondocks.com/)

Entry Fee: $60.00 per Team

Prizes: 1-3 Ribs, 1-3 Chicken, 1-3 Sausage
Grand Champion

Provided Water, Ice, Limited Electric
5 acre beer garden, Live bands all weekend,
Pig Roast.

Sponsor Jim Beam

Please help us help the Johnson’s Fight Cancer, To Enter please e-mail me at RNUNES9457@AOL.com (RNUNES9457@AOL.com). Or Call at
630-440-3045

Scottie, although appreciative of the effort, was rather insistent in saying he really isn't involved in the organization or execution of this, but I think anything that can help out his cause is time well spent!

Thanks,
Dan

billm
08-07-2008, 07:34 AM
i got an email from the guy ramrodding this saying that the comp wasnt gonna happen because of lack of teams. So is the comp on or off?

Divemaster
08-07-2008, 08:11 AM
Wish I could but I'll be up in Milwaukee that weekend... (Gotta love those cheeseheads.... Bret is a Jet!)

Scottie
08-07-2008, 08:46 AM
I have not heard anything Bill. As of yesterday it was all a go, so not sure which email you got. Maybe forward it to me?...

To clarify, as I have received a couple of emails from some folks. My foundation (which is a 501c(3)) is completely separate from my BBQ Team. My BBQ team happens to donate all of it's profits to the foundation I started in my wife's memory after she passed away from cancer. So while they are not one in the same. And trust me when I say, that the IRS will tell me that too, as they really like to audit 501 c(3) foundations.

billm
08-07-2008, 10:28 AM
I have not heard anything Bill. As of yesterday it was all a go, so not sure which email you got. Maybe forward it to me?...

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ill see if i still have it..it was from the guy that was walking around at Westmont. I told him I would judge if he needed judges. Anyway I got an email not too long ago from the same guy saying it wasnt happening due to lack of teams. I also got an email from Keith saying his email " was to get everyones email addresses" for the organizer of this contest. Bottom line is that communications on this have not been good and very confusing to say the least. Its a shame since it is for a very good cause Scottie.
Again ill see if i didnt delete the email and send it to you ..as it sits I now have two store demos setup for that weekend now since I thought it was a no go

Scottie
08-07-2008, 10:40 AM
I talked to the organizer this morning and it's all systems go. Some of the information on the sign-up sheet that was sent out will be changing. But basically it will be pull in/registration between 6-8 am on Saturday. Turn-ins will be around 2 pm Saturday afternoon. Plenty of time to cook some ribs, chicken and sausage... They will have ice, water and some limited power for those that might need it.

It should be a cool time, as he has bands, beer garden and some pretty cool sponsors already lined up.

billm
08-07-2008, 10:51 AM
first im hearing this Scottie anyway I hope its a success

Stoke&Smoke
08-07-2008, 05:21 PM
I was hesitant to put it up here till I checked with Scottie, and still didn't till I heard from Ron from the Elk Grove comp, who sent the details I posted above.

I tried to be clear in the post that it wasn't directly connected to Scottie or his foundation. Does sound like it might be fun though. Sorry we'll be in teh land of cheese that weekend!

drbbq
08-07-2008, 05:29 PM
This place is very close to and might even be the same location as the original KCBS Illinois State Championship held back in 1991. It was called King James back then. Anyone know if it's the same place?

Scottie
08-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Yes, same place Ray. 5 acre beer garden... I have a feeling I might be staying Saturday night...

drbbq
08-08-2008, 06:45 AM
Wow! That's a historic BBQ place. What you now know as Shannon started there 17 years ago. Here I am cooking a turkey that won me my first ever BBQ trophy that day. I met Mike Lake, Ed Roith, Fast Eddy, John Beadle, Paul Schatte, Roger Wagner, Carolyn Wells, Bill Pittman, Tom Wallace, Jim Burns (who was the proprietor and started it all in Illinois) and a lot of other people in that parking lot. Have one for me!

WannaBeBBQueen
08-08-2008, 06:50 AM
Wow Ray, thanks for sharing...love the pic :biggrin:

pigmaker23
08-08-2008, 07:09 AM
In Manhattan those peepers are back in style ! hope ya kept them



Wow! That's a historic BBQ place. What you now know as Shannon started there 17 years ago. Here I am cooking a turkey that won me my first ever BBQ trophy that day. I met Mike Lake, Ed Roith, Fast Eddy, John Beadle, Paul Schatte, Roger Wagner, Carolyn Wells, Bill Pittman, Tom Wallace, Jim Burns (who was the proprietor and started it all in Illinois) and a lot of other people in that parking lot. Have one for me!

Scottie
08-08-2008, 07:47 AM
Wow! That's a historic BBQ place. What you now know as Shannon started there 17 years ago. Here I am cooking a turkey that won me my first ever BBQ trophy that day. I met Mike Lake, Ed Roith, Fast Eddy, John Beadle, Paul Schatte, Roger Wagner, Carolyn Wells, Bill Pittman, Tom Wallace, Jim Burns (who was the proprietor and started it all in Illinois) and a lot of other people in that parking lot. Have one for me!


How about we have a few for you and to the history of comp bbq in Illinois. Almost coming full circle... Should be a good time and hopefully we can raise some money for cancer research...

YankeeBBQ
08-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Were these Chicagoans Separated at Birth ? You Decidehttp://www.ismellsmoke.com/images//seperated.jpg

Scottie
08-08-2008, 08:41 AM
2 good looking guys... No wonder the ladies love us... :oops:

drbbq
08-08-2008, 08:42 AM
If he lets his goatee start growing now by the time he's my age he'll be looking good!

Ron_L
08-08-2008, 09:53 AM
How about we have a few for you and to the history of comp bbq in Illinois. Almost coming full circle... Should be a good time and hopefully we can raise some money for cancer research...

Great history! we just came back from a family trip into Kentucky and I'm catching up on everything. Scottie, do you know who's cooking and what the rules are? (Yeah, I know you;re not running the thing, but I thought that maybe you knew).

parrothead
08-08-2008, 09:58 AM
I wondered what had become of cousin Oliver.

Scottie
08-08-2008, 10:26 AM
Great history! we just came back from a family trip into Kentucky and I'm catching up on everything. Scottie, do you know who's cooking and what the rules are? (Yeah, I know you;re not running the thing, but I thought that maybe you knew).

I've heard back from a few people that I know for sure are cooking it. The usual suspects from our area.

I believe that chicken will be 2:30, ribs 3:00 and sausage at 3:30... They will be folling the basic KCBS rules... I am assuming that he will have the styro containers, but will make sure of that. I told him to keep it simple and it make sit easier in the long run...

Jorge
08-08-2008, 10:47 AM
Ray, you still have those shorts in the rotation?

Ron_L
08-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Thanks... I think we'll be there. I sent him an e-mail with a couple of questions before i decide for sure.

Scottie
08-08-2008, 11:00 AM
You're emailing Roger right? If not, you can email me as I am trying to keep my finger on the pulse, so I know most of what is going on or shold be going on...

It should be a fun day if nothing else Ron.

Phred
08-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Hi Scottie, won't be able to make your contest but happy to donate to the cause. Keep up the good work and have fun.
Phred
Good One Smoker & Grill
Bunch of dutch ovens

Ron_L
08-08-2008, 11:15 AM
You're emailing Roger right? If not, you can email me as I am trying to keep my finger on the pulse, so I know most of what is going on or shold be going on...

It should be a fun day if nothing else Ron.

Yep... Roger. i just forwarded the e-mail to you. I didn't wan to bug you too much. :-D

Scottie
08-08-2008, 11:20 AM
Hi Scottie, won't be able to make your contest but happy to donate to the cause. Keep up the good work and have fun.
Phred
Good One Smoker & Grill
Bunch of dutch ovens


Good seeing you here Fred. You wil have to go over to the Cattle Call and introduce yourself...

Scottie

drbbq
08-08-2008, 12:49 PM
Ray, you still have those shorts in the rotation?

No, they've been gone for a loooong time.

Cue's Your Daddy
08-08-2008, 01:28 PM
all that tank top needs is SUNS OUT...GUNS OUT

drbbq
08-08-2008, 02:47 PM
From this angle you can enjoy my mullet. The other pic is my first ever BBQ trophy.

Scottie
08-08-2008, 02:58 PM
Nice trophy Ray. :wink: That's all I can say to keep it clean...

Paola Greg
08-08-2008, 03:09 PM
The other pic is my first ever BBQ trophy.

Thanks for the laugh,,,,,,,your sense of humor, satire, and sarcasm are never ending and fun,,,,,,,,,

parrothead
08-11-2008, 11:33 AM
Any idea if they need judges for this? I may be able to get up that way.

Scottie
08-11-2008, 12:05 PM
Send me a PM Greg. But you can cook it as well. Turn-ins don't start until 2:30 on Saturday. I might show up at 6:00 am and take a 3 hour nap... 8-)

parrothead
08-12-2008, 09:52 AM
Send me a PM Greg. But you can cook it as well. Turn-ins don't start until 2:30 on Saturday. I might show up at 6:00 am and take a 3 hour nap... 8-)

Never mind. I have 2 drop off catering gigs that day and will be up there, but no time frame gaurantee.

Ron_L
08-17-2008, 10:39 AM
We had a great time at this benefit cook off. The state was nice and the weather was fantastic! We ended up with only 10 teams but if they decide to do this again there was room for probably another 10 to setup if they used the parking area as well.

I don't remember all of the results so maybe some one else can fill in the blanks, but here is what I remember...

Sausage
1. Porkrastinators (Scott only, Seth was missing)
3. Gravel throwing BBQ Company (a special guest :-D)
8. Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que (don't know why. We used Greg's homemade polish sausage and it came out great)

Chicken
1. Bartlett Boneheads (I think)
4. Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que

Ribs
1. Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que
2. Gravel Throwing BBQ Company

Overall
1. Bartlett Boneheads
2. KRE Smokers
3. Gravel Throwing BBQ Company
4. Captain Ron's Brew-n-Que

Here are some pictures... (http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/Ron_L/Corliss%20Johnson%20Benefit%20Cookoff/)

Scottie
08-17-2008, 10:54 AM
KRE was RGC...

Gravel Throwing BBQ Company was 3rd Sausage, 2nd in ribs, 8th in chicken (I suck) and 3rd overall.

Had a real good time. We were able to raise a nice chunk of change for cancer research.

Thanks to all involved!!!!

Scottie