Monday, October 15, 2012

Leaving (left) Los Angeles

After nearly 30 years, we sold our house in Los Angeles and moved to North San Diego County.  It was a really big job to pack up, stage our L.A. house for sale and move.  We we're fortunate to get a buyer after less than a month on the market.  Wishing many happy future memories to the buyers.

We now are in the process of getting acclaimated to life on the ranch (yea, we bought an avocado ranch), the serenity of living away from the city but close enough to the city to enjoy it's culture and entertainment.  Ziggy loves it in that he can roam without a leash but stay out of the coyotes way.

Here are a few pictures of the house and the views.  Breath taking!

View from Upper Deck



Our New Home


I am still unpacking boxes while continuing to compete on the BBQ circuit.  Recently I competed in Kansas City at the American Royal.  This was a two day competition with an invitational and 150 plus teams from all over the U.S. competing day 1 and then day 2 over 540 teams competing in the open registration.  I cooked both competitions but wasn't proud of my results but am happy to say it was a great experience.

I am looking forward to my next comp in less than two weeks at the Santa Anita Race Track.  This "Lady of Q" is itching for another big win.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Sylvie Gets a 1st in Brisket

I (Lady of Q) competed in the 4th Annual Que'n for kids BBQ festival this past weekend.  There were 68 teams in this event.  I finished overall 7/68 with the highlight of my day a 1st in Brisket with a score of 176.5714 which is just shy of a perfect 180 score.  I did ok in ribs but bombed in chicken and pork. 
Looking forward to next weekend's even at Pechanga Indian Casino.

Que'n for the Kids-OC BBQ Festival


STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Costa Mesa, CA
Starts: 06/08/2012
Ends: 06/09/2012
Website: http://www.ocbbqfestival.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH

Prize Money: $15000.00
CBJ Percentage: 100%


Contact Information:
Kelleigh Strobel
1723 S. Claudina Way
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 714-408-9781
Fax: 714-956-1475
kstrobel@kristies.org


Contest Results: [View Printable]

Grand Champion: Left Coast Q
Reserve Champion: Big Poppa Smokers

Overall:
1. Left Coast Q - 672.5712
2. Big Poppa Smokers - 657.7140
3. Ridge Route Boys BBQ - 657.1426
4. All Hogs go to Heaven - 649.1424
5. Who's Smokin' Now - 647.4280
6. Woodhouse BBQ - 642.8566
7. Lady of Q - 642.2854
8. My Smokin Grillfriend - 641.1430
9. All Sauced Up - 641.1430
10. Pelletheads.com - 640.5714
11. Smokin' Yankee's - 639.9996
12. T & J Backyard BBQ - 639.4276
13. Brazen BBQ - 638.2860
14. Pig Pusher BBQ - 637.7142
15. El Fuego Fiasco - 635.4286
16. Slap Yo' Daddy - 635.4282
17. When Pigs Fly - 634.8564
18. Funtime BBQ - 633.7142
19. The Rib Doctor - 631.4280
20. Jet Coatings Monkey Styl - 629.7140
21. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 629.1430
22. Butcher's Daughter - 629.1424
23. 7 Kinds of Smoke - 629.1418
24. Burnin and Lootin - 628.5710
25. Hog Wild BBQ - 627.9994
26. The Pit Crew BBQ - 626.8570
27. Cecil's Smokin' BBQ - 626.8568
28. Dead Pig Walking - 626.8566
29. Tropical Heat - 626.2854
30. Big Mista BBQ - 625.1424
31. Whiskey Ranch BBQ - 624.5716
32. Smokehouse 10 - 622.2858
33. Rib Tickler BBQ - 618.2852
34. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 617.7140
35. Que'd Up - 615.9996
36. Big Daddy's Q'n Crew - 614.8566
37. The Rub Co. - 611.9990
38. Smokey Bones BBQ - 610.8574
39. Meat Inc. - 609.1422
40. Big Pig BBQ - 606.8568
41. Smokin' Howies - 605.7140
42. Simply Marvelous - 601.7138
43. Sunrise BBQ - 600.5714
44. High Gravity Q - 599.4282
45. Here's the Rub - 598.8568
46. Pig In The Pit BBQ - 597.1428
47. Big Aces BBQ - 592.5712
48. Big Red BBQ - 592.0000
49. Carr's Pit Stop - 589.1430
50. Inhale BBQ - 588.5710
51. Patlans Applewood BBQ - 586.8572
52. Coop's West Texas BBQ - 583.9994
53. Jet Coatings Country Sty - 582.8572
54. Que'n & Brew'n - 582.8570
55. Daddy O' BBQ - 582.8566
56. Blowin' Smoke - 577.7138
57. Slow & Low - 577.1430
58. Pork Belly's BBQ - 575.4292
59. GB's BBQ - 573.7142
60. D's Smokehouse - 567.9994
61. The Q - 567.4286
62. The Que' Abides - 541.7140
63. Up In Smoke BBQ - 534.2860
64. Wildebeest BBQ - 461.7138
65. Backyard Barbecue - 446.2856
66. Ho' Daddy BBQ & Grill - 443.4284
67. Pedal to the Metal BBQ - 425.1428
68. Billy's Backyard BBQ - 422.2856


Chicken:
1. Smokin' Yankee's - 174.2856
2. Ridge Route Boys BBQ - 172.5714
3. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 169.7146
4. Que'd Up - 169.7144
5. All Sauced Up - 169.7144
6. Woodhouse BBQ - 169.1426
7. The Pit Crew BBQ - 168.5716
8. Hog Wild BBQ - 168.0000
9. All Hogs go to Heaven - 166.8572
10. Left Coast Q - 165.7142
11. Brazen BBQ - 165.1428
12. Butcher's Daughter - 164.5714
13. Tropical Heat - 164.5714
14. When Pigs Fly - 164.0000
15. Funtime BBQ - 164.0000
16. The Rub Co. - 163.9996
17. Whiskey Ranch BBQ - 163.4284
18. Big Red BBQ - 162.8572
19. Que'n & Brew'n - 162.2856
20. Pelletheads.com - 161.7146
21. 7 Kinds of Smoke - 161.7142
22. Who's Smokin' Now - 161.7142
23. Dead Pig Walking - 161.7142
24. Big Poppa Smokers - 161.1428
25. Cecil's Smokin' BBQ - 160.5716
26. Pig Pusher BBQ - 160.5714
27. Up In Smoke BBQ - 159.4288
28. Patlans Applewood BBQ - 159.4284
29. GB's BBQ - 158.8572
30. Big Pig BBQ - 158.2858
31. Daddy O' BBQ - 158.2858
32. Simply Marvelous - 158.2856
33. Big Mista BBQ - 158.2854
34. Jet Coatings Monkey Styl - 157.7142
35. Coop's West Texas BBQ - 157.1426
36. Big Daddy's Q'n Crew - 157.1426
37. Slow & Low - 156.5716
38. Slap Yo' Daddy - 155.9998
39. My Smokin Grillfriend - 155.4286
40. Smokehouse 10 - 155.4286
41. Smokey Bones BBQ - 155.4286
42. Pig In The Pit BBQ - 154.8568
43. T & J Backyard BBQ - 154.8566
44. Pork Belly's BBQ - 154.2860
45. The Q - 153.7146
46. Burnin and Lootin - 153.7144
47. Meat Inc. - 153.7140
48. Sunrise BBQ - 153.1432
49. Smokin' Howies - 153.1428
50. The Rib Doctor - 151.9998
51. Inhale BBQ - 151.4284
52. Backyard Barbecue - 150.8572
53. Jet Coatings Country Sty - 150.2858
54. Here's the Rub - 148.5714
55. El Fuego Fiasco - 148.5714
56. Blowin' Smoke - 148.0000
57. High Gravity Q - 148.0000
58. Carr's Pit Stop - 147.4288
59. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 147.4286
60. Lady of Q - 146.2856
61. Ho' Daddy BBQ & Grill - 146.2856
62. The Que' Abides - 142.2860
63. D's Smokehouse - 142.2856
64. Big Aces BBQ - 141.1426
65. Rib Tickler BBQ - 138.8568
66. Wildebeest BBQ - 20.0000
67. Pedal to the Metal BBQ - 0.0000
68. Billy's Backyard BBQ - 0.0000


Ribs:
1. Big Mista BBQ - 173.1428
2. Left Coast Q - 172.5716
3. Cecil's Smokin' BBQ - 170.8570
4. High Gravity Q - 170.2858
5. My Smokin Grillfriend - 169.7146
6. Burnin and Lootin - 169.1426
7. T & J Backyard BBQ - 168.0000
8. Who's Smokin' Now - 166.2856
9. El Fuego Fiasco - 164.5712
10. Pig Pusher BBQ - 164.0000
11. Lady of Q - 163.4286
12. Big Poppa Smokers - 162.8572
13. Slap Yo' Daddy - 162.2858
14. Smokin' Yankee's - 162.2856
15. 7 Kinds of Smoke - 162.2854
16. Big Daddy's Q'n Crew - 161.1428
17. Pelletheads.com - 160.5712
18. Brazen BBQ - 160.0004
19. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 160.0000
20. The Rib Doctor - 159.9998
21. When Pigs Fly - 159.9998
22. Big Red BBQ - 158.8570
23. Dead Pig Walking - 158.8570
24. All Hogs go to Heaven - 158.8570
25. Whiskey Ranch BBQ - 158.2860
26. All Sauced Up - 158.2858
27. The Rub Co. - 158.2856
28. The Pit Crew BBQ - 157.7144
29. Ridge Route Boys BBQ - 157.7142
30. Tropical Heat - 157.1428
31. Hog Wild BBQ - 157.1426
32. Pig In The Pit BBQ - 156.5716
33. Que'd Up - 155.4284
34. Smokehouse 10 - 154.8572
35. Here's the Rub - 154.2856
36. Billy's Backyard BBQ - 153.7142
37. Woodhouse BBQ - 153.7142
38. Wildebeest BBQ - 153.7140
39. Jet Coatings Monkey Styl - 152.5714
40. Big Pig BBQ - 151.4284
41. Sunrise BBQ - 150.8570
42. Butcher's Daughter - 150.2856
43. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 149.7142
44. Daddy O' BBQ - 149.7140
45. Jet Coatings Country Sty - 149.1428
46. Blowin' Smoke - 149.1426
47. Meat Inc. - 147.4284
48. D's Smokehouse - 147.4284
49. Smokin' Howies - 146.8572
50. Big Aces BBQ - 146.8568
51. Carr's Pit Stop - 146.2856
52. Smokey Bones BBQ - 145.1430
53. Que'n & Brew'n - 145.1428
54. Patlans Applewood BBQ - 142.8574
55. Pork Belly's BBQ - 142.8572
56. Rib Tickler BBQ - 142.8570
57. Coop's West Texas BBQ - 141.7144
58. The Q - 141.1428
59. Inhale BBQ - 141.1428
60. Funtime BBQ - 140.0002
61. Simply Marvelous - 138.2856
62. The Que' Abides - 137.1424
63. Pedal to the Metal BBQ - 135.4286
64. GB's BBQ - 135.4286
65. Backyard Barbecue - 134.8570
66. Ho' Daddy BBQ & Grill - 133.1430
67. Up In Smoke BBQ - 128.0000
68. Slow & Low - 125.1430


Pork:
1. Rib Tickler BBQ - 172.5714
2. Left Coast Q - 167.4286
3. Ridge Route Boys BBQ - 166.2858
4. Funtime BBQ - 166.2856
5. Brazen BBQ - 165.7142
6. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 165.1428
7. Big Poppa Smokers - 165.1426
8. Pig Pusher BBQ - 164.0000
9. Slap Yo' Daddy - 162.8572
10. El Fuego Fiasco - 162.2858
11. Meat Inc. - 162.2858
12. Burnin and Lootin - 162.2856
13. When Pigs Fly - 162.2856
14. Smokehouse 10 - 161.7144
15. Hog Wild BBQ - 161.7140
16. Who's Smokin' Now - 159.9998
17. T & J Backyard BBQ - 159.4284
18. Tropical Heat - 158.2856
19. Big Daddy's Q'n Crew - 158.2856
20. The Rib Doctor - 157.1428
21. My Smokin Grillfriend - 157.1428
22. Dead Pig Walking - 157.1426
23. Simply Marvelous - 156.5714
24. Smokey Bones BBQ - 156.0002
25. Whiskey Ranch BBQ - 156.0000
26. Lady of Q - 155.9998
27. All Sauced Up - 155.4286
28. Smokin' Howies - 155.4284
29. Woodhouse BBQ - 155.4284
30. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 155.4284
31. Patlans Applewood BBQ - 154.2858
32. Jet Coatings Monkey Styl - 154.2856
33. The Rub Co. - 154.2854
34. Big Pig BBQ - 152.5712
35. Smokin' Yankee's - 151.4286
36. All Hogs go to Heaven - 151.4282
37. Slow & Low - 150.2856
38. Big Aces BBQ - 149.1430
39. Butcher's Daughter - 149.1426
40. Pork Belly's BBQ - 148.5716
41. Pig In The Pit BBQ - 148.5714
42. Pelletheads.com - 147.4284
43. Inhale BBQ - 146.8570
44. 7 Kinds of Smoke - 146.8566
45. Jet Coatings Country Sty - 144.5714
46. Blowin' Smoke - 144.5714
47. Here's the Rub - 144.5712
48. The Pit Crew BBQ - 144.5710
49. The Q - 143.9998
50. Pedal to the Metal BBQ - 143.9998
51. Big Red BBQ - 143.4286
52. Sunrise BBQ - 143.4286
53. GB's BBQ - 142.2856
54. Cecil's Smokin' BBQ - 142.2854
55. The Que' Abides - 141.1428
56. High Gravity Q - 141.1426
57. Big Mista BBQ - 140.5714
58. Backyard Barbecue - 140.5714
59. Carr's Pit Stop - 138.8570
60. D's Smokehouse - 138.8568
61. Que'n & Brew'n - 138.2856
62. Daddy O' BBQ - 137.7140
63. Coop's West Texas BBQ - 137.1426
64. Billy's Backyard BBQ - 136.0000
65. Que'd Up - 134.8568
66. Wildebeest BBQ - 129.7142
67. Up In Smoke BBQ - 125.7144
68. Ho' Daddy BBQ & Grill - 20.0000


Brisket:
1. Lady of Q - 176.5714
2. All Hogs go to Heaven - 172.0000
3. Pelletheads.com - 170.8572
4. Big Poppa Smokers - 168.5714
5. Left Coast Q - 166.8568
6. Jet Coatings Monkey Styl - 165.1428
7. Butcher's Daughter - 165.1428
8. Woodhouse BBQ - 164.5714
9. Rib Tickler BBQ - 164.0000
10. Funtime BBQ - 163.4284
11. The Rib Doctor - 162.2856
12. Ridge Route Boys BBQ - 160.5712
13. El Fuego Fiasco - 160.0002
14. Who's Smokin' Now - 159.4284
15. My Smokin Grillfriend - 158.8570
16. 7 Kinds of Smoke - 158.2856
17. Wildebeest BBQ - 158.2856
18. All Sauced Up - 157.7142
19. T & J Backyard BBQ - 157.1426
20. Carr's Pit Stop - 156.5716
21. The Pit Crew BBQ - 156.0000
22. Que'd Up - 156.0000
23. Big Aces BBQ - 155.4288
24. Knock Ur Sox Off BBQ - 154.8570
25. Smokey Bones BBQ - 154.2856
26. Slap Yo' Daddy - 154.2854
27. Big Mista BBQ - 153.1428
28. Cecil's Smokin' BBQ - 153.1428
29. Sunrise BBQ - 153.1426
30. Smokin' Yankee's - 151.9998
31. Here's the Rub - 151.4286
32. Smokin' Howies - 150.2856
33. Smokehouse 10 - 150.2856
34. Dead Pig Walking - 149.1428
35. Inhale BBQ - 149.1428
36. Pig Pusher BBQ - 149.1428
37. Simply Marvelous - 148.5712
38. When Pigs Fly - 148.5710
39. Coop's West Texas BBQ - 147.9998
40. Brazen BBQ - 147.4286
41. Whiskey Ranch BBQ - 146.8572
42. Tropical Heat - 146.2856
43. Pedal to the Metal BBQ - 145.7144
44. Meat Inc. - 145.7140
45. Slow & Low - 145.1428
46. Wild Willy's Smokin Hot - 144.5714
47. Big Pig BBQ - 144.5714
48. Ho' Daddy BBQ & Grill - 143.9998
49. Burnin and Lootin - 143.4284
50. Hog Wild BBQ - 141.1428
51. High Gravity Q - 139.9998
52. D's Smokehouse - 139.4286
53. Jet Coatings Country Sty - 138.8572
54. Big Daddy's Q'n Crew - 138.2856
55. Pig In The Pit BBQ - 137.1430
56. Que'n & Brew'n - 137.1430
57. GB's BBQ - 137.1428
58. Daddy O' BBQ - 137.1428
59. Blowin' Smoke - 135.9998
60. The Rub Co. - 135.4284
61. Billy's Backyard BBQ - 132.5714
62. Patlans Applewood BBQ - 130.2856
63. Pork Belly's BBQ - 129.7144
64. The Q - 128.5714
65. Big Red BBQ - 126.8572
66. The Que' Abides - 121.1428
67. Up In Smoke BBQ - 121.1428
68. Backyard Barbecue - 20.0000

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I'm Still Here

Since the Las Vegas ACM BBQ Throwdown, I have also competed in a Wildomar,CA  comp and a Sam's Club Regional BBQ Comp.  We won't talk about Wildomar other than an 8th in Brisket covering gas money but overall judge's didn't like my turnins.

Sam's Club, I finished in the top 10 which got me an invite to the Albuquerque Regional event.  Rough competition with storms and heavy winds in San Diego.  I cooked that one solo and without a pit b$%^&*.  Thank goodness for my fantastic BBQ family coming to my assistance to help with a failed canopy.

Wish me luck in Albuquerque. A top 10 finish gets me a place in the finals in Bentonville, Ark.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Las Vegas ACM BBQ Throwdown- Lady of Q Competes

Lady of Q competes solo and in a field of  some top BBQ teams in the US we finish overall 28th out of 111 teams.  That equates to the top  25% percent for those keeping count.
Chicken- 62nd
Ribs- 23rd
pork- 82nd
Brisket- 15th place and earning a call plus gas money

This was dang great considering the competition.

Grand Champion: Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ
Reserve Champion: Lucky's Q

Overall:1. Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ - 673.1430
2. Lucky's Q - 673.1426
3. Pork Barrel BBQ - 670.2858
4. Left Coast Q - 668.5716
5. Porky's Revenge - 666.2854
6. Pig Skin BBQ - 665.7140
7. Andrew's Rib Shack - 662.2854
8. Cecil's Smok'n BBQ - 660.5714
9. Pellet Envy - 660.5708
10. All Hogs Go To Heaven - 658.2856
11. R and R BBQ - 657.1426
12. TheSlabs.com - 655.9998
13. DC's Smokin BBQ - 655.9994
14. Meat@Slims - 653.7146
15. Smokin' Triggers - 653.7142
16. Dances with SmokeBarbequ - 653.1428
17. Burnt Finger BBQ - 653.1426
18. Brazen BBQ - 650.2852
19. Wild Hogs BBQ - 648.5712
20. Big Papa's CountryKitche - 648.5712
21. Smokin Yankee's BBQ - 647.4288
22. Wildcatters Q Crew - 647.4284
23. The Smoking Hills - 646.8570
24. Fast Eddy's BBQ - 645.7138
25. Barry And Erica - 643.4284
26. Lotta Bull - 642.2856
27. Mad Dawgz BBQ - 642.2852
28. Lady of Q - 641.7144
29. Florida Skin and Bones - 641.7138
30. Bourbon Boys BBQ - 639.9996
31. Royal Smokin' Hot - 638.8572
32. Burnin' Down the Hog - 636.5716
33. Whiskey Bent BBQ - 636.5712
34. LoneStar Smoke Rangers - 635.9998
35. Bam Bam's BBQ - 635.9998
36. Big B's Down N Dirty BBQ - 635.9996
37. Rooftop Barbeque - 635.4280
38. Heavy Smoke BBQ - 634.8568
39. Big Poppa Smokers - 634.8568
40. Smokey's Bar-B-Que - 633.7142
41. The Rib Doctor - 633.7140
42. Chicago Meatpackers - 633.7134
43. Smokin' Bullets BBQ - 633.1428
44. THREEBROTHERSDifferent m - 633.1428
45. Huminie's Hogalicious BB - 633.1420
46. IAB30 BBQ - 632.0000
47. Too Broke To Smoke - 631.4282
48. Woodhouse Barbecue - 630.8570
49. Lang BBQ Smokers - 630.8564
50. Tropical Heat BBQ - 630.2858
51. 155 South Bar-B-Q - 630.2858
52. Who's Smokin Now - 630.2854
53. The BBQ Effect - 630.2854
54. When Pigs Fly - 629.7142
55. Loot N' Booty BBQ - 629.7140
56. Cactus Flat Cookers - 627.9998
57. Naughty Nurses BBQ - 627.9998
58. BADBONES BBQ - 626.8568
59. Jambo Pits - 626.8568
60. Big O's BBQ 2 HOT 4 U - 626.8566
61. Piggy D's BBQ - 626.2856
62. Chain Smokers - 626.2854
63. Got Smoke Bar-B-Que - 625.7140
64. Steel City BBQ - 625.1424
65. Wine Country Q - 624.5706
66. Mad Cow Barbeque - 623.9996
67. Sweet Peppers - 622.8566
68. Bowling Over Pigs - 622.8566
69. Little Miss BBQ - 622.2852
70. Karnivorous - 621.7144
71. SIN CITY SMOKERS - 621.7142
72. pork u bbq - 621.7140
73. Ranch 13 BBQ - 621.1428
74. Dead Pig Walking - 620.5714
75. Mad Max's BBQ - 617.7144
76. Butthead BBQ - 617.7142
77. Duelin' J's Backyard BBQ - 617.7140
78. Local Smoke BBQ - 615.4284
79. The Smokin' B.A.R. - 615.4282
80. Sacred Fire Barbeque - 613.7140
81. jerimiahjohnsonmt.man bb - 613.1428
82. Richard's Roundup BBQ - 613.1426
83. Cowboy's Smokin' Hot BBQ - 613.1426
84. The Arizona Kid - 612.5708
85. ROUTE 66 CATERINGCREW - 612.5708
86. Backdraft BBQ - 612.5708
87. HOGHOUND BARBECUE - 611.9996
88. QN4U - 611.9996
89. C Dub's Corruption - 611.4284
90. Side of the Tracks - 609.1432
91. Trailhound Smokers BBQ - 609.1424
92. Texas Thunder - 605.1426
93. HQO - 604.5710
94. Rob Z's Real Pit BBQ - 603.9988
95. RACK EM & STACK EM - 602.2856
96. Big Pig BBQ - 600.0000
97. Voodoo ZomBQue - 599.9994
98. AZ Barbeque - 598.8570
99. Knock UR Sox Off BBQ - 595.9998
100. Smokehouse 10 - 592.5716
101. Tommie's BBQ - 590.2856
102. We Love Racks - 590.2854
103. Da Fat Boyz BBQ - 590.2850
104. BBQ JUNKIE - 589.1426
105. GB's BBQ - 582.2856
106. Pimpin'Q - 581.7138
107. Rollin Smoke Barbeque - 578.2854
108. DevilDog BBQ - 564.5708
109. Smokin O's BBQ - 540.5712
110. Ho Daddy BBQ & Grill Inc - 524.5714
111. Teddy's Backyard BBQ - 458.2854

Tuesday, January 24, 2012