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bbqdavarrow
08-07-2009, 06:59 AM
Blues, Views BBQ Sept. 26 & 27th, Just wondering what teams are thinking about, We have two contests in CT in a 3 week period. Norwalk BBQ comp is Sept 11-13th. Norwalk will be its first year, whereas it will be Blues/Views Westports 2nd year, will prize $$ be a factor? will you do both? If only one, why that one?
Dave - Red Planet BBQ - CT

Skip
08-07-2009, 07:26 AM
Westport because the entry fee is reasonable for my rig.

Q Haven
08-07-2009, 07:53 AM
We have decided to cook Westport and not Norwalk. Norwalk is part of a huge festival and for us, we would prefer the more low key event. I know Norwalk has $22K in prize money, but your BBQ needs to consistently score well for that to be a consideration :-P

We cooked Westport last year, and it was a great event. Looking forward to it, as it is our next contest.

bbqdavarrow
08-07-2009, 08:04 AM
I am doing both, but I am concerned about the size of Norwalk, I also prefer the low key atmosphere. I really enjoyed Westport last year and I am looking forward to the "Pizza" category on Sunday - New this year

Jacked UP BBQ
08-07-2009, 09:11 AM
Norwalk is going to be great, the prize money makes it worth it. I will be doing Seaside Heights, NJ the weekend of westport its only 10 minutes from my house.

SmokeInDaEye
08-07-2009, 09:36 AM
I really enjoyed Westport, though as of last night it looks like I can't do it this year due to three scheduling conflicts that weekend.

May look at adding that Seaside Heights contest or Norwalk.

Sledneck
08-07-2009, 07:51 PM
I will be doing Westport this year again. It is 3 days before I leave on my road trip to the Royal but I dont care. Norwalk to expensive for my blood. Westport was an awesome event last year.Bob does a great job of running it. Pissed thats the sauce category was changed to pizza:rolleyes::biggrin:

Skip
08-08-2009, 09:40 AM
I really enjoyed Westport, though as of last night it looks like I can't do it this year due to three scheduling conflicts that weekend.

May look at adding that Seaside Heights contest or Norwalk.


Damn hasn't been your year! I hope things work out. We'll miss you at Westport.

Sledneck
08-12-2009, 09:36 PM
who else is in?

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2009, 09:51 PM
Damn hasn't been your year! I hope things work out. We'll miss you at Westport. yeah, if I can make it work I will. Its getting tougher to be a one man make-shift team with my brother now in florida full time and relying on side help from random family and friends. If I could find a guy to drive my trailer and setup life would be much easier!

Skip
08-12-2009, 09:56 PM
yeah, if I can make it work I will. Its getting tougher to be a one man make-shift team with my brother now in florida full time and relying on side help from random family and friends. If I could find a guy to drive my trailer and setup life would be much easier!

We always have spare team mates just let us know and you can borrow them for the weekend. :lol:

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2009, 10:18 PM
I appreciate it, skip! I wish more local brethren were as supportive but it is what it is. Next year, team swamp in da eye.

Sledneck
08-12-2009, 10:26 PM
I appreciate it, skip! I wish more local brethren were as supportive but it is what it is. Next year, team swamp in da eye.
I dont recall you ever asking..

SmokeInDaEye
08-12-2009, 10:50 PM
I dont recall you ever asking..

Nah, it's not you. In the words of Motoeric, "it sucks to be [me]". I'm just frustrated. Sled is as hard a worker as a single person team as I am. We worked very hard and had some luck on our side to win the contests we did. I hope I can find a way to come to connecticut.

Skip
08-12-2009, 10:54 PM
Neck an' da Eye


EDIT: Booooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O/A mod

Jacked UP BBQ
08-13-2009, 09:33 PM
I wish I could do this one instead of seaside but I am leaving for florida the 27th. We had a verbal agreement for me to vend in seaside (even had the contract in hand) and they back doored me. They took the advice of the rep who to get to vend, I guess being th new guy sucks sometimes. It is 10 minutes from my house and 5 minutes from my kitchen. Owning local service businesses I had hundreds of people coming out to hang around. I hope the still consider me.

motoeric
08-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Nah, it's not you. In the words of Motoeric, "it sucks to be [me]". I'm just frustrated. Sled is as hard a worker as a single person team as I am. We worked very hard and had some luck on our side to win the contests we did. I hope I can find a way to come to connecticut.

Yeah, those NY Brethren are cold hearted bastards. Misanthropic oafs who never reach out to offer assistance to others.

Eric

nancee
08-22-2009, 09:52 AM
we are of course but today's cater is rescheduled for that saturday which will probably screw everything up
nancee

who else is in?

Sledneck
08-26-2009, 08:50 PM
Anybody gonna be there Thursday night?

bbqdavarrow
08-27-2009, 05:41 AM
Anybody gonna be there Thursday night?
I don't think we could set up until after 6 pm on Friday.

nancee
08-27-2009, 08:25 AM
sled
that is a commuter lot we are in so I doubt Thursday would work. It you need to come Thursday night, I can find a place for your rig.

Anybody gonna be there Thursday night?

bbqdavarrow
08-27-2009, 08:58 AM
I confirmed With Bob it is after 6 pm on Friday

CMALANGA
08-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Bad Ass BBQ will be in Westport. The timing of that contest between Hudson Valley and Sayville was the biggest reason we choose that one.

MAsQue
08-27-2009, 12:09 PM
Liz and I will be there. Hopefully we'll wrangle some help by then.

bbqdavarrow
08-27-2009, 12:25 PM
any NJ teams heading up to CT or are you all doing Seaside Heights NJ?

DAVE
red planet bbq

WannaBeBBQueen
08-27-2009, 02:42 PM
guess you don't care about us NY teams...lol :tongue:

bbqdavarrow
08-27-2009, 02:48 PM
guess you don't care about us NY teams...lol :tongue:
sorry about that! I guess you are in the middle and could go to either one mileage wise.

WannaBeBBQueen
08-27-2009, 03:45 PM
we'll be there!!

pigmaker23
08-27-2009, 04:10 PM
MODS, Please Merge the two Westport Threads, Thanks

Sledneck
08-27-2009, 11:23 PM
I don't think we could set up until after 6 pm on Friday.
Doh! I meant friday:redface: :rolleyes: Let start again, how many are coming in on friday night?:biggrin:

wickedbbq'r
08-30-2009, 09:16 AM
As a new guy, I will be there in the backyard chefs competition on Sat. Looking forward to meeting some of you.

White Dog BBQ
08-30-2009, 11:17 AM
We will be there, assuming I don't have another organ removed....

Sledneck
09-01-2009, 03:47 PM
Anybody interested in a potluck dinner sat night?

bbqdavarrow
09-01-2009, 06:31 PM
Anybody interested in a potluck dinner sat night?
I was just thinking the same thing.
I was just down at the site today and the parking lot has all new pavement! nice and clean and smooth:icon_cool

WannaBeBBQueen
09-01-2009, 07:34 PM
We'd do a potluck!

Sledneck
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Since its in late September and the weather is a changing, how about a comfort food theme?

Westexbbq
09-01-2009, 09:16 PM
Since its in late September and the weather is a changing, how about a comfort food theme?

You mean like frito pie?

Sledneck
09-01-2009, 09:28 PM
You mean like frito pie?Pfffft I wont hold my breathe on that one again About as likely as a skippy burger these days:rolleyes:

White Dog BBQ
09-03-2009, 08:07 PM
I'm up for a potluck dinner. I claim meatloaf!

CTSmokehouse
09-03-2009, 10:56 PM
I was just thinking the same thing.
I was just down at the site today and the parking lot has all new pavement! nice and clean and smooth:icon_cool

That is good!!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

CTSmokehouse
09-03-2009, 11:05 PM
Since its in late September and the weather is a changing, how about a comfort food theme?

Good idea...

Perhaps designer Pizzas... Clam Chowder... your favorite comfort food... hot mulled cider...really good idea!!!

Yours in BBQ,

Clifff

bbqdavarrow
09-04-2009, 01:46 PM
I talked with Bob he said it is ok to use the judges tent, (as long as we clean-up after)

Skip
09-04-2009, 01:49 PM
Pfffft I wont hold my breathe on that one again About as likely as a skippy burger these days:rolleyes:


Oooo that hurt. Looks like I need to make a whole bunch now. Hey Brian can you make me a full griddle weber top? Looks like I need one.

Sledneck
09-05-2009, 07:04 AM
I talked with Bob he said it is ok to use the judges tent, (as long as we clean-up after)
I had asked the same thing from Bob a couple of days ago. The only problem is that sat night is the iron chef turn in at 9 PM and the tent will be full of judges. Might be kind of late after that for a dinner.

bbqdavarrow
09-05-2009, 07:10 AM
yea, that does not sound like it will work.:confused:

WannaBeBBQueen
09-05-2009, 07:15 AM
I agree I'd rather not wait until 9...

bbqdavarrow
09-05-2009, 07:18 AM
I just emailed Bob to see what time grilling is over and what time we will get the iron chef ingredients.

Sledneck
09-07-2009, 09:47 AM
some press about the contest http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/ci_13255622?source=most_emailed

Sledneck
09-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Sledcast


Saturday, Sep 26
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High: 64 °F RealFeel®: 63 °F
Partial sunshine


Saturday Night, Sep 26
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Low: 48 °F RealFeel®: 44 °F
Clear to partly cloudy




Sunday, Sep 27
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_frcst_bg/01.gif
High: 65 °F RealFeel®: 65 °F
Sunshine


Sunday Night, Sep 27
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Low: 50 °F RealFeel®: 48 °F
Clear

Sledneck
09-15-2009, 09:58 PM
I am looking for a teammate to split this contest. If you are interested PM me or email r2bbq@yahoo.com for details

Fatback Joe
09-16-2009, 09:24 AM
I am looking for a teammate to split this contest. If you are interested PM me or email r2bbq@yahoo.com for details

I am already spoken for on this one, but if there are others you want to team up for, let me know. See you out there

Sledneck
09-20-2009, 06:22 AM
Sledcast

Saturday, Sep 26
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_frcst_bg/01.gif
High: 77 °F RealFeelŪ: 74 °F
Sunny


Saturday Night, Sep 26
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_night_bg/34.gif
Low: 57 °F RealFeelŪ: 56 °F
Clear to partly cloudy with a shower






Sunday, Sep 27
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_frcst_bg/04.gif
High: 69 °F RealFeelŪ: 68 °F
Not as warm with times of sun and clouds


Sunday Night, Sep 27
http://vortex.accuweather.com/adc2004/common/images/wxicons/blue_night_bg/07.gif
Low: 53 °F RealFeelŪ: 46 °F
A passing evening shower; otherwise, overcast

bbqdavarrow
09-20-2009, 07:59 AM
I am looking for a teammate to split this contest. If you are interested PM me or email r2bbq@yahoo.com for details
Did you find anyone? are you coming even if you don't find someone?
dave

Sledneck
09-20-2009, 07:51 PM
Did you find anyone? are you coming even if you don't find someone?
dave
I will be there