Originally posted by motoeric
I'd like to thank all the judges who helped us out this past weekend. The event wouldn't have been a success without you.
It was great to meet Tony, I just wished we had more time to chat.
I had a great, but exhausting time. I hope that more 'roadfoodies' can make it down next year.
It was great to meet you as well. I know it was a hectic weekend for you, and didn't want to get in your way. I look forward to another chance to talk.
The event Eric put together was a first rate operation and something to look forward to and attend next year. As I spoke to many of the competitors, they all had many good things to say about the competition, which is a testament to Eric & teams hard work and excellent organization.
There were competitors from all over the Northeast, PA, and even a few trucks bearing TX plates! The competitors were all incredibly friendly and eager to talk about their interests and help a novice like me understand what these competitions are all about. It was also nice to have the event tied in with the annual Sayville Fall Festival, as the event had something for everyone.
Here are a few pictures I took...
Here are some ribs from one of the vendors, Tennessee Jacks...
A pulled chicken sandwich, also from Tennessee Jacks...
It should be noted that I didn't get a picture of Willie B's ribs because my 6 year old son devoured them before I had a chance. The pulled beef from Willie B's was also outstanding, but vanished too quick for a photo op!
One of the competitors readies his ribs for judging...
There were some VERY serious BBQ rigs present...
I found this central hook up for the electric needs of the competitors to be quite interesting!
I also enjoyed the different logos or insignias for the various teams...