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MrsMista
02-03-2009, 12:13 AM
Hey All,

I think we got our last market for a while. This one is in El Segundo about six blocks from the beach. I'm expecting great things during the summer. If things go as planned this should get Neil out of his 9-5 next month.

One of our friends is an insurance guy with his own business and lives in El Segundo. He said when we start he would refer his business contacts to us. This should prove to be a leap of faith when Neil leaves so I'm grateful and look forward to a lot of prayers and good thoughts.

I'm excited but I'm scared as hell.

Marsha
02-03-2009, 01:20 AM
Congratulations! That is just so absolutely amazing. Good things happen to good people.
Especially those who work hard and have a good heart. :)

MrSmoker
02-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Congrats, couldn't happen to better people. Neil will be one happy brother. Best of luck.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-03-2009, 07:19 AM
Great news. We are all pulling for you guys.

WannaBeBBQueen
02-03-2009, 08:07 AM
I am so happy for you guys!! Prayers and good luck being sent!! and if there's anything we can do to help...say the word!


funny a post came up the other day where Neil said he's leave the brisket cooking to someone else...he did not wanna ruin a good piece of meat...lol

the times they keep a changin':biggrin:

Bigmista
02-03-2009, 12:57 PM
Thank you all! I am nervous as all get out right now but this is a lot of fun!

Arlin_MacRae
02-03-2009, 01:22 PM
You're perched on the edge, for sure. Go for it!

pat
02-03-2009, 01:24 PM
Congratulations! You are living the dream my friends!!

Bigdog
02-03-2009, 02:16 PM
Like I always say: Do what you love and the money will follow. :icon_cool

leanza
02-04-2009, 09:29 PM
Best wishes in your venture. Take a day at a time. Keep your eyes fixed. Be vigilant. And God's blessings on your hard work.

Divemaster
02-05-2009, 07:42 AM
I couldn't be more proud to call you my Brother and Sister! Prayers that all goes well!!!

funny a post came up the other day where Neil said he's leave the brisket cooking to someone else...he did not wanna ruin a good piece of meat...lol

the times they keep a changin':biggrin:

I remember that post... My, they do grow up fast don't they... lol

Like I always say: Do what you love and the money will follow. :icon_cool
My Dad used to say "Do what you love and you never have to work a day."

bigabyte
02-05-2009, 08:45 AM
Congrats! I am sending prayers and good thoughts on the new venture.:wink:

garyk1398
02-05-2009, 08:49 AM
Best of luck to you!

TOPS BBQ
02-05-2009, 09:35 AM
Best wishes to you both. BTW - Being scared as hell is a good thing. It will make you work harder, pay more attention to everything and not take anything for granted. You two are on the right path.

MrsMista
02-05-2009, 03:00 PM
BTW - Being scared as hell is a good thing. It will make you work harder, pay more attention to everything and not take anything for granted.

Thanks. I will make sure I stay scared for a while.

Bigmista
02-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Me too! Should be a good summer though. People were lining up yesterday before they were finished setting up!

C Rocke
02-05-2009, 05:06 PM
I've been scared (or is it scarred) most of my adult life. Good luck!

Bigmista
02-05-2009, 06:57 PM
I've been scared (or is it scarred) most of my adult life. Good luck!

Possibly both.

parrothead
02-06-2009, 07:37 AM
Good luck buddy!

jt
02-06-2009, 08:14 AM
I can't tell you how much I hope this works out even better than you have dreamed!

Dr_KY
02-06-2009, 08:28 AM
Get after em guys and never look back we are all pulling for you.


* I left my wallet in El Segundo*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfrHKmbYbtM



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BBQ_MAFIA
02-06-2009, 09:20 AM
My prayers and best wishes are with you both.
I know this is going to work out great for you.
Congrats

smokinit
02-06-2009, 10:49 AM
Keep it going man looks like you have under control.My season starts soon can't wait to get back at it.

Chief_Q
02-06-2009, 10:53 AM
Keep it going man looks like you have under control.My season starts soon can't wait to get back at it.

Ab-so-F'n - Lutey!

good luck as well man!

MrsMista
02-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Well I think I may have lied. While they were doing Torrance today, one of the fruit vendors recommended we contact the lady that does markets for Brentwood, Culver City and such because she thinks our food would go over really well there (she bought 5 brisket sandwichs). Anyway I said okay and decided to give her a call. I left her a voicemail and told her right now we only have Fridays available and if she thought we might fit in somewhere give me a call and I would fill out an app.

Well she called and I filled out the 20 page application. I'm fedexing it tomorrow with a check for $125. Neil and I discussed it and any market that can ask for up front money must be worth their weight. So stay tuned.

Dr_KY
02-11-2009, 04:09 AM
Yall train ain't stop-in anytime soon so buckle up and have fun. Have you guys brought the UDS out of retirement yet to help with the expansion or is there a larger Spice box in the plan?

TysDad
02-11-2009, 09:54 AM
I'm just guessing, :redface: , but I bet the clientele will be somewhat different in Brentwood than they are in Watts.... Ah Jeeves, stop by that booth over there and get me a "Big Old Fatty" sandwich, would you please.


When you have thirty seconds, give us all a glimpse of your different venues -- we like to live vicariously. :mrgreen:

Bigmista
02-11-2009, 11:35 AM
I'll start taking pics tonight.

I think we will be bringing the UDS out of retirement. And I think I will try to hunt down an 85 gal barrel to make a Super UDS to hold us until we get a truck and another trailer with a bigger smoker.

Oh Norcooo...

Marsha
02-11-2009, 01:20 PM
I'll start taking pics tonight.

I think we will be bringing the UDS out of retirement. And I think I will try to hunt down an 85 gal barrel to make a Super UDS to hold us until we get a truck and another trailer with a bigger smoker.

Oh Norcooo...

Yes! We need photos!!! Oh, and Congrats again:eusa_clap

Dr_KY
02-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Very cool I can see that UDS over in the corner stretching out and shaking the dust off it's feet getting ready to go into action...

* UDS tough guy transformer type voice*
" Ahh yes I see they couldn't do it ALL without me so let's go show that tarted up shoe box how it's done" Grrrrrrrrrrr -GRUNT- FLEX!

Bigmista
02-11-2009, 03:01 PM
"Tarted up shoe box"?!?!?

Now that is funny!!

smknwhlswife
02-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Congrats guys!!! Can't wait to see pictures!

Dr_KY
02-12-2009, 02:51 AM
"Tarted up shoe box"?!?!?

Now that is funny!!


That comment came from the disused trash can, don't worry the Spice box won't take offense and get it's own back every time you have to shake the old guy to keep him going. lol

Try not to put them too close together the first time around though or it could get nasty with all the smack talk.

grillfella
02-20-2009, 01:21 AM
good job neil and mrs mista best of luck.

p.s I am still waiting on my friend to go back to santa maria for that red oak

Garth57
02-20-2009, 05:25 PM
Neil,

Great news! I know it will work out for you and your family. Still think you need to expand to the Inland Empire though.

macforty
02-23-2009, 06:51 PM
Just remember to keep God first and everything will be alright.I see good fortune ahead for you both.:smile:

MrsMista
02-23-2009, 06:54 PM
Just remember to keep God first and everything will be alright.I see good fortune ahead for you both.:smile:

Neil and I both know that without God NONE of this would have happened.

Bigmista
02-23-2009, 06:58 PM
You got that right!!

watertowerbbq
02-23-2009, 07:25 PM
I'm so happy for the both of you. You are living the dream and it couldn't happen to nicer people. Wishing you the best! :-D