At one contest a couple of years ago the contest Rep, Jack Gibbs (RIP), gave a little talk at the judges meeting that went something like this: "Dammitt people, don't just take a little nibble off of that thigh or rib or whatever ..... Give it a good couple of bites, get a good taste & give the cooks a chance to show you what they can do ..... Don't just nibble so that you can take it home for later ..... These guys have put a lot of time & money into serving you this food ..... Give them a fair shot!"
The above is NOT a direct quote, it's just how I remember it. I sure wish that some one would have recorded that little talk & encorperated into the judges CD and oath. And yes, I sometimes have a cooler to take stuff home with me ..... but more than likely my cooler will just have beer & smoked cheese in it.
And judges, most all of the teams that I know will more than welcome you to visit on Friday evening, too.
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