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WannaBeBBQueen
04-06-2009, 08:20 PM
All Q'd Up Montpelier, VT
Bare Boned BBQ Vershire,VT
Big Boned BBQ Coventry,RI
Bone Daddy's Bedford, NH
Boneyard Smokers Deering, NH
Bourbon & Beale Centerville, MA
Central Pork West New York, NY
Dr. Frank'N'Swine Orleans, MA
Feeding Friendz Deerfield, NH
Flaming Hog BBQ Georgetown, MA
Giggling Pigs BBQ Company Boston NY
Green Mountain Smokeshack Colchester, VT
Hog Heaven BBQ Forestdale, VT
Howling Hog Barbecue East Randolph, VT
I Smell Smoke Malden, MA
iQue Boston, MA
Lakeside Smokers Methuen, MA
Lost Nation Smoke Company Essex Junction, VT
lunchmeat Rockland, MA
MA's Que Crew Lake Grove, NY
Meat At Slim's Woburn, MA
Q Haven Norwich, CT
Regal BBQ East Amherst, NY
Sexy Gino's Bare Ass BBQ Bridgewater, CT
Slabs.com Kansas City, MO
Smokin Dog BBQ Hinesburg, VT
Smokin' Hoggz Abington, MA
Smokin Willie's BBQ and Friends Benson, VT
Smoking Fools BBQ - A Vermont BBQ Company Randolph, VT
Sunset Grill Stowe, VT
Swamp Pit BBQ Wantagh, NY
Sweet Breathe South Burlington, VT
Sweet Chicken Charlestown, MA
The Bastey Boys Templeton, MA
The BBQ Guru Warminster, PA
The Purple Turtle Catering Company Norwalk, CT
Tiny's BBQ West Chester, PA
Transformer BBQ Canton, MA
Uncle Jed's BBQ Walpole, MA
Vermont Maple BBQ Post Mills, VT
Yabba Dabba Que! Bedford, NH
ZBQ Naragansett, RI

WannaBeBBQueen
04-06-2009, 08:22 PM
Did that say swamp pit bbq:eek::eusa_clap:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::bigg rin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

MilitantSquatter
04-06-2009, 08:24 PM
Congrats Julie..

Surprisingly though with the new application format, the team list looks quite similar to the past few years.

Westexbbq
04-06-2009, 09:16 PM
Great listing,
nice going!
Looks to be another great one.

The Anchorman
04-06-2009, 09:32 PM
just might have to sign up to judge this contest.
haven't judged it in three years.

Lakeside Smoker
04-07-2009, 07:01 AM
Surprisingly though with the new application format, the team list looks quite similar to the past few years.

??
These teams were not at Harpoon last year:

Bone Daddy's Bedford, NH
Boneyard Smokers Deering, NH
Bourbon & Beale Centerville, MA
MA's Que Crew Lake Grove, NY
Meat At Slim's Woburn, MA
Sexy Gino's Bare Ass BBQ Bridgewater, CT
Smokin' Hoggz Abington, MA
Smokin Willie's BBQ and Friends Benson, VT
Swamp Pit BBQ Wantagh, NY
Sweet Breathe South Burlington, VT
Sweet Chicken Charlestown, MA
Tiny's BBQ West Chester, PA
Vermont Maple BBQ Post Mills, VT
ZBQ Naragansett, RI

That's 14 new teams that got a chance under the new system. I think it was a fair way of doing things.

Diva
04-07-2009, 08:42 AM
I'm looking forward to it and I would like lobster this year {hint, hint}.

I haven't had lobster the last three times I was in the area {hint, hint}

The Anchorman
04-07-2009, 09:08 AM
GO ZBQ, Narragansett RI:icon_bigsmil

Scottie
04-07-2009, 09:08 AM
I'm looking forward to it and I would like lobster this year {hint, hint}.

I haven't had lobster the last three times I was in the area {hint, hint}


And a nice ribeye? Or just butter and lobster? Mmmmmmmm Making myself hungry...

Diva
04-07-2009, 09:33 AM
And a nice ribeye? Or just butter and lobster? Mmmmmmmm Making myself hungry...

The man cooks a damn great steak, don't get me wrong, but, I'm just goin' lobstah this next trip..... :-P

Scottie
04-07-2009, 10:07 AM
You wouldn't get an argument out of me...

pigmaker23
04-07-2009, 10:24 AM
10 pounds of rub = all the lobster you can eat



The man cooks a damn great steak, don't get me wrong, but, I'm just goin' lobstah this next trip..... :-P

MAsQue
04-07-2009, 10:27 AM
Did that say swamp pit bbq:eek::eusa_clap:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::bigg rin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Congrats, Julie! To my surprise, we got picked too. I think it helped that I promised the selection committee that we would be bringing an exceptionally charming, witty and good-looking team, but now the rest of the team says I can't come without breaking the promise.:sad:

Diva
04-07-2009, 10:30 AM
10 pounds of rub = all the lobster you can eat


:shock:

The Giggler
04-07-2009, 10:53 AM
Congrats to the 2009 field of competitors, and best of luck to everyone.

Does anyone know what the grilling entries will be for the Summer Sizzler?

WannaBeBBQueen
04-07-2009, 11:10 AM
Does anyone know what the grilling entries will be for the Summer Sizzler?
Good question!!:biggrin:

Bastey Boy
04-07-2009, 12:46 PM
Almost soiled me britches...they got The Bastey Boys listed under "T"

I was scanning the B's up and down in disbelief :roll:, but it's all good! :lol:

Lobstiz ya say, Steph?

It's prolly peak-season price-wise, but we can prolly make it happen. Got a place right near me, usually has good prices.

Diva
04-07-2009, 01:07 PM
Almost soiled me britches...they got The Bastey Boys listed under "T"

I was scanning the B's up and down in disbelief :roll:, but it's all good! :lol:

Lobstiz ya say, Steph?

It's prolly peak-season price-wise, but we can prolly make it happen. Got a place right near me, usually has good prices.

I was looking under T and didn't see TheSlabs.com, I was thisclose to freaking out! lol!

MilitantSquatter
04-07-2009, 05:56 PM
??
These teams were not at Harpoon last year:

Bone Daddy's Bedford, NH
Boneyard Smokers Deering, NH
Bourbon & Beale Centerville, MA
MA's Que Crew Lake Grove, NY
Meat At Slim's Woburn, MA
Sexy Gino's Bare Ass BBQ Bridgewater, CT
Smokin' Hoggz Abington, MA
Smokin Willie's BBQ and Friends Benson, VT
Swamp Pit BBQ Wantagh, NY
Sweet Breathe South Burlington, VT
Sweet Chicken Charlestown, MA
Tiny's BBQ West Chester, PA
Vermont Maple BBQ Post Mills, VT
ZBQ Naragansett, RI

That's 14 new teams that got a chance under the new system. I think it was a fair way of doing things.

I agree the process is fair as it's their contest & criteria.. I also agree that there a bunch of new teams. I was just expecting to a more substantial shift to a predominant list of well known/traveled/high ranking teams (not to take away from these 14 new teams or any returning teams) as that seemed to be part of what Harpoon wanted in addition to the need to vend aspect.

I wonder how many teams who competed last year and re-applied this year were rejected ?

TeamZBQ
04-07-2009, 09:05 PM
GO ZBQ, Narragansett RI:icon_bigsmil

Thanks Ray! We are really excited to be competing.

CTSmokehouse
04-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Congrats to the 2009 field of competitors, and best of luck to everyone.

Does anyone know what the grilling entries will be for the Summer Sizzler?


I wanted to compete last year in this category, instead I flew to Naples, FL.... to help my Dad and Mom...

so.. how about tellin us a bit about grillin..

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

The Giggler
04-07-2009, 10:07 PM
I wanted to compete last year in this category, instead I flew to Naples, FL.... to help my Dad and Mom...

so.. how about tellin us a bit about grillin..

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

The Summer Sizzler is a NEBS event where the categories change from year to year. Last year, the categories were lamb, fish, beef steak, and chef's choice featuring a Harpoon Beer.

The rules for garnish have typically been standard KCBS for all categories, except chef's choice which is open. I am generalizing of course, as there are specific rules and aspects that differ from the KCBS contest the day before, but that about sums it up.

In short, its a heluva lotta fun. And after the KCBS from the day before, I am always amazed how quickly you loose track of time. It goes super quick.

I sent an announcement to my team that we were accepted, and got HAMMERED about what the Summer Sizzler categories are for this year. Everyone is excited, and wants to start trying recipes and practicing.

LostNation
04-08-2009, 03:46 AM
I wonder how many teams who competed last year and re-applied this year were rejected ?


According to Fitz last Sunday, all of last years competitors that applied got in.

ique
04-08-2009, 08:36 AM
I sent an announcement to my team that we were accepted, and got HAMMERED about what the Summer Sizzler categories are for this year. Everyone is excited, and wants to start trying recipes and practicing.

I'm pretty sure its going to be same as last year.

The Giggler
04-08-2009, 09:49 AM
I'm pretty sure its going to be same as last year.

That surpises me. Part of what I thought made the Summer Sizzler so special, was that it gets switched up every year.

I would guess we'll be getting an email soon requesting the official entry form and fee, as well as an outline of the event. We'll have to sit tight and see.

Sledneck
04-08-2009, 10:19 AM
I think ya got plenty of time to practice