Earlier this month we wrapped up 2014 with our final BBQ trip of the year at the Pensacola Eggfest, where we were invited as Guest Judges. I don't think we could have ended the year on a more positive note.
This Eggfest is sponsored by Kia Autosport of Pensacola and the proceeds go to Chain Reaction, a civic organization who's mission is to develop teenagers' leadership, character, and skills through volunteerism. I can't say enough about the people we met that were a part of this amazing organization. Their enthusiasm, spirit, and sense of civic pride was obvious in this event.
When is a better time to throw a BBQ event in sunny Florida than in November when gloomy grey skies and the first ice storms are crawling across the country?
|Sign reads: "No Beach Setup - walk thru only. Enforced" I do not think that word means what you think it means...|
|We stayed on the Old River side of Perdido Key.|
The event was held at the absolutely gorgeous Pensacola Bayfront Stadium - an amazing venue. The cook teams were stationed around the wide walkway that wraps around most of the stadium. It was an ideal set up for crowd flow.
|I was super excited to have my sister, Rhonda (left), attend with us. She's been an Egghead for a couple of years but this was her first Eggfest.|
|Moe Cason (BBQ Pitmasters, Ponderosa BBQ) gave a brisket class before the event.|
|I had a good time talking with Ivan D about the Smokin' In The Square BBQ Cook off that is a KCBS event in Florida in March. It is a great early season contest in Florida - perfect way to kick off your competition season. Sign up now!.|
|While I had Ivan distracted, my sister tried to "run off" with one of the trophies for this year's Smokin' on the Square.|
|I finally got to meet one of my online colleagues - Big Green Craig. In addition to judging the event together, we also had a fun time together at dinner that night with our families.|