Saturday, October 16, 2010

Eggtoberfest Tailgate Party

The sun is just about to break the horizon and it looks like it is going to be a perfect day for Eggtoberfest here in Atlanta. Clear skies and mild temperatures.

Here are some quick photos from last night's tailgate party. The real fun starts about 1 hour from now.


Just one of the many rows of Eggs that will be fired up today. They're all over the place, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Big Green Egg. (In part because they have a "no swinging dead cats" policy here.)
The food line was much longer than the beer line.
Several of the competition teams cooked dinner for the crowd.
The Dizzy Pig crew.

The XL Egg isn't a part of the band.....I think.
Alexis with a Sweetwater ale.
Shortly thereafter, she is signing a "if you crash the car into the wall I won't sue you" waiver before taking a ride around Atlanta Motor Speedway in a pace car.
Alexis going 121 mph.
Alexis and her driver.
It was a fun night. I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of people, exchanging some ideas, stealing some recipes, and sampling some great food today.

14 comments:

  1. Looks like the weekend is off to a good start and what a great ride for Alexis.

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  2. Looks like quite a convention - love all the shots of the eggs. I can only imagine the wonderful aromas! I've heard the pace cars are pretty exciting. Looking foward to more pictures!

    LOL, I had a vision of the Monty Python character swinging a dead cat.

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  3. OMG! First they see UFO's in Manhattan and now BGE's in Tennessee! It's like entering another world! I had no idea, no Earthly idea things like this existed! I'm BGE-green with envy!

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  4. How fun! I can-not believe they enforced the "swing a dead cat" rule. Looks like they made up for it by offering race car drives. 121?1?!?! Alexis is brave! Great photos.

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  5. Oh, this sounds like such fun!!! I can't believe she rode in that car, I am obviously a big scaredy cat.

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  6. Dude you must be in big green egg heaven! Have fun and bring back some food pictures!

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  7. What an absolute blast. My husband is from the former Yugoslavia. So many have their own smoke houses there. I love smoked food... but, the green egg is another matter entirely. It is a cult!
    :)
    Valerie
    Looks like a blast!

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  8. Wow looks like you had a good time...The jerk chicken sounds great too.

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  9. It looks like you had a great time! I can't wait to hear more!


    Kim in MD

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  10. The row of Eggs photo is surreal.

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  11. Wow... now that looks like fun! Glad you had a Eggcellent time :)

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  12. Wow - It's like egg heaven! Love that the food line is bigger than the beer line. That's a first :)

    P.S. Go Alexis Go!! I bet driving that car was a big thrill.

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  13. Yeah! I am so happy for you. I can only imagine how excited you were to go to Eggtoberfest since I know how much you love your green egg.

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  14. That all looks like so much fun! What a great community. And I love that its Eggtoberfest. And I agree with Toon, those rows of BGE look either like rows of missile silos, or a BBQ robot invasion

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