I had a blast at the Troy Pig Out that was held Sat/Sun July 17th and 18th at the Monument Park right along the Hudson River. This was the 3rd annual, I believe and I'm sure hoping there will be a 4th. I went on Sunday, the weather was beautiful, a nice breeze from the river. The competitors were super friendly, but also were in "competition mode". They had a rough time overnight, as there was a succession of thunderstorm after thunderstorm, but they seemed to have prevailed in spite of the weather. I enjoyed listening t the music, as well as seeing the local Chef demonstrations. The combination brisket and pulled pork platter that I shared from Hickory BBQ Smokehouse from Kingston NY was laden with tasty morsels of meat, and the sauces on the side did not disappoint. All of the folks in attendance seemed to enjoy what seems to have been a very well run event. Kudos to the city of Troy, for a great time and I look forward to finding out the results of the competition. For anyone interested in who competed, as well as the vendor list, go to www.troypigout.com.
I'm looking forward to next year already!!!