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Unread 04-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #136
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The vending is going strong we start dinners this week and open until seven. We also added pulled pork burritos and red beans and rice to the menu. Sauce and rub sales are also going well.
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Unread 04-29-2009, 07:26 PM   #137
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Should be roadside starting next week!
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Nice bud hey were are the leaves on those trees everything just popped here it was 90 for two days here.
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Nice bud hey were are the leaves on those trees everything just popped here it was 90 for two days here.
This was last week, we had the same weather, then dropped to 40's again.
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The vending is going strong we start dinners this week and open until seven. We also added pulled pork burritos and red beans and rice to the menu. Sauce and rub sales are also going well.

Very nice, Smokinit!
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Opening day for RSS BBQ roadside vending, very excited to finally get things going!
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Whoop that ass!!!!
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Hit em and hit em hard!! best of luck to you all.
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Looking forward to hear how you did. Good luck brother.
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Thanks guys!
Not as smooth as i'd like but aced inspection and was serving by 11:30.
Kept the quantities small today and sure enough sold out!
Still learning the new trailer set-up but ready to go again tomorrow.
Already got pre-orders for Friday dinner and 2 catering jobs just from opening day!

I think life could be good as a BBQ vendor!
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Gratz man, got some pics of the finished trailer?
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Great leap ahead today!!

The local borough council came out today to inspect us and we went through with no problem. They want to come back when we do an actual cook and see the process and we need to fill out a few more pages in the catalog but we are go to go!
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Well it's been a crazy ride the last two months. I just got back to the vending site this week. I had every weekend booked for june and July and some double booked as well as doing a few comps and some weekday events. I did my biggest event yet 530 on the Conn. coast. That was a learning experience and we knocked it out of the park.Picked up another Meadowcreek PR72T pig roaster.Pig roasts this year are out of control and I am now renting my smaller one.all of Auguts is booked and double booked on weekends and 4 weekdat events and vending inbetween. September is half booked already bad economy doesn't seem to be affecting parties. how is everyone else making out this year.
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I am at that point where I neee to make some cash in order to survive

I am thinking of a home based BBQ operation. I intend to have garage sale on weekends and just happen to be smoking some goodies and sell it on the side(under the table so to speak).
I was going to start by offering small samples to those comming by, and when hooked, take orders.
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