Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It was another great year at Harpoon. Congrats to Feeding Friendz for Grand Champion and Transformer BBQ for Reserve Grand. I was real happy with our 1st place chicken finish. Our pork also did well and ended up in 5th place. The judges did a great job telling us that our ribs were subpar. I couldn't agree more; they were average at best. Our ribs dragged our overall score down to 7th. Not too bad considering the tough field of competitors. For more pics click here.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Victor the Golden Pig is on his way back to Troy, NY this weekend. This giant pig is the Troy Pig Out's traveling trophy for the Grand Champion. Last year we took those honors but now it's time to bring him back. Victor has had a fun year in the Boston area. So much in fact, he's now a Red Sox fan!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This Southern Pride smoker was used last weekend to cook for the Tyler Ride. This thing is a monster. It has a rotisserie, propane assist, convection fan, and it's digitally controlled . We had 30 pork butts and 2 cases of chicken in there and it looked empty! This was donated to the Brookline, NH Fire Department. They use it for all types of charity events like the Tyler Ride. It's great to see people paying it forward.
Friday, July 9, 2010
You could be eating this tomorrow.
The 11th annual Tyler Ride is happening tomorrow at the Westford, MA VFW. Last year was a great time and it's a great cause. On the menu is steamship round of beef (pictured above), pulled pork, BBQ'ed chicken, and more. Info about the event can be found here. Stop by and say hi.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Kris and I did a clam bake for our friends and family yesterday. On the menu were steamers, little necks, lobsters, shrimp, and kielbasa all in the pot. Cooked separately was corn on the cob and roasted potatoes. The only other ingredients were steam, lemons, and salt; and of course, 3 pounds of drawn butter. We served the entire meal dumped out on a table in the center of our yard. It was great watching everyone crowd around the table and helping themselves. The communal aspect of this meal makes it a lot of fun. Some take a plateful and find a seat and others just graze off the table. Either way, it was a great meal.