Saturday, May 22, 2010

BBQ Stadium, Westmont IL.

Ahhh! Its Saturday! One week from today I'll be back on the floor of BBQ Stadium (Ty Warner Park in Westmont Il). The smell of napalm in the morning...opps I mean the smell of smoking hickory and oak in the morning. Don't ya' just love it? Will Dr Porkenstein do a 4pete? Is this be a come back to competition win for the Porkrastinators? Will Uncle Bub give out his secret recipe for fried Mac & Cheese? I guess we'll have to wait for the smoke to clear next Sunday.

If you didn't know, this is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest. We have to cook 4 meats and they are chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder (picnic, butt or both) and beef brisket. The hard part is the turn in times on Sunday. The chicken is due in at noon, the ribs at 12:30, pork at 1pm and brisket at 1:30pm.

I don't know exactly how many teams will be there. Last year they said that they were capping the number of entries at 48 or 54 teams. Also last year they had entries from as far away as New York and five different states. The current point leader (Quau) in the KCBS team of the year standings will be there. the 2006 Jack Daniels World Champion will be there.

If you're in the neighborhood stop down and say hi. Also, on Sunday, after turn in, most teams will put out samples of their Championship BBQ. Don't expect the samples to last too long as there are a lot of great tasting food.


  1. Da Dude-- I wish I could hang out with you dudes. I will be wafting the delightful smell, of the Que from here in So. Florida.

    The best of luck to you and your team! Kick some BBQ Ass!


  2. Thanks Don, Actually Pat and I were thinking of hitting a contest or two in Florida after she retires at the end of the year. Don't know where yet but we have friends in Hernando so, it will probably be near there.