The Royal Results
Well folks, it looks like New York is finally getting some respect in the world of barbeque. Adam Perry Lang of Daisy May's BBQ took 1st place in the Invitational Pork category and Rob Richter of Big Island BBQ took 1st place in the Open Chicken category of the American Royal - the world series of BBQ!
Some background information, the Invitational portion of the Royal is open only to barbeque teams who have won a qualifying contest during the previous year. This year's invitational contest consisted of 81 teams - the best BBQ teams from across the world. I find it interesting that 241 teams qualified, but only 81 competed. Man, I want to be there next year. The open contest is just that, open to anyone who is willing to pay the entry fee. This year's open contest had 474 teams competing.
On a personal note, I'm sorry that I haven't been updating this blog as often as I said I would. I will be on schedule from now on. I've had some health issues hitting me hard the last couple of weeks which kept me flat on my back on a wrestling mat in the living room. But I'm back now and you'll be seeing some big changes in the weeks ahead.