March 5-6 was the Smokin’ in the Square BBQ Cookoff. It was a competition. I was totally confused about it all. As it turns out, we couldn't actually eat a meal from the competitors. You could buy a ticket and stand in each booth's (long) line to get a little cup of their BBQ. I personally didn't have the patience. And I was hungry. I did discover that that there was two vendors that actually sold meals. Next year they said they would have more places to actually buy a dinner. I stood in my line for an hour. At least. But, the wait was TOTALLY worth it. I got a rack of ribs that almost made me swoon thanks to Arlene William's Barbcue.
|This sweet man made the ribs that made my day.|
We met John Hart Ellis of BrewHart BBQ. He was a nice guy that loved to BBQ. Unfortunately I did not get to sample his. But, the God's were smiling on me, because I was able to get a bowl of his wonderful peach cobbler that was made completely in a huge cast iron pot over a fire/with ashes. I don't know how. It was cobbler magic. And I can, without hesitation, say it was GOOD!!
|This is John|
|I loved his barrel fire...|
|John and his Captain, Jason Brewer|
|Part of an elaborate setup|
|A little Butt Rub makes everything better|
It was a nice day in the park. A little cool, but in the sun it was wonderful. Will I go back next year. You betcha'.