Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stagecoach 2009

'Pin the Nipples on the Pig'

Four Q competed in this years event. One of the awards was for Best in Show where we took 1st place out of 60 teams. Voting was done by the public and our success was primarily a result of the above game we offered with team participation and crowd participation.

We also took 2nd place in People's Choice for best tasting Que and 7th place for Best Decorated booth. In the certified judging competitions, we placed in the top 10 for both pulled pork and ribs during Saturday's event and not so well on Sunday where overall we were in the middle of the pack of 60.

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Pin the Nipples on the Pig Game

The L.A. Times also covered this event. Click here. Our Pin the Nipples on the Pig game made the picture photo album in addition to our head cook Neil.

More from the L.A. Times.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thank You SM-UCLA Pharmacy Staff

I am now officially retired from my position as Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services at SM-UCLA Medical Center. Though I have been off since mid February using vacation time, April 3rd marked the last day on payroll.

My staff organized a retirement party at a local restaurant in Brentwood, California. We talked about current affairs, we speculated on what changes were coming and we just had a good time together. After a nice dinner I was presented with a number of wonderful, very me gifts and tokens of appreciation. They know my love of BBQ and cooking.

An All-Clad BBQ set,cast iron BBQ basting pot, plants, generous gift certificate, ceramic gourmet bowl,special apron noting me as the Dr of BBQ, silicon pot holders and card with special wishes and tributes from my staff.

I will always remember our special times and pray you get the help you need.

Thank you so much,


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stagecoach Music Festival and BBQ Competition 2009

April 25th and 26th, Four Q BBQ Team will once again be competing in California's largest BBQ competition at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio California.

This event includes three separate competitions. Two on Saturday, April 25th and one on Sunday, April 26th. This will be like the marathon of all BBQ competitions. Despite the hardwork in high desert temperatures, we are looking forward to this.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hesperia BBQ Competition April 4th, 2009

Four Q BBQ Team competed in Hesperia, California with 28 other teams. It was not our most successful comp with only a 4th in ribs and an 11th in chicken, but we had a ball.

We arrived Friday with high winds and cold temps. Our only saving grace was the fire pit we constructed from one of the pits, down jackets, gloves and funny stories told around the pit. Saturday was great. The temps were very nice and the winds left us alone.

To show how great a time we have at these events, see the attached video courtesy of Dean Olsen.