The BBQ Blog chronicles our adventures in search of the perfect all-natural BBQ.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Grilling Spot: Pelton Pond Picnic Area


Grill at Pelton Pond

I found a great spot for grilling at Fahnestock State Park: Pelton Pond Picnic Area. There are some great grills built into this area next to picnic tables and a beautiful pond.

Grill at Pelton Pond

There are also great fire pits all around this spot.

Grill at Pelton Pond

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BBQ Spot: Jackalope BBQ in Fishkill, NY


Jackalope BBQ Sign

I was wandering around upstate NY the other day and, thanks to my GPS, I came across a place named Jackalope BBQ. I don't do reviews - you should check out for that - but I was pleasantly surprised with this place. From the outside I thought it was going to be a psuedo-que place, but as soon as I walked in there was a pleasant smoke wood smell gently perfuming the inside. Overall, the service was really great and I was glad I found that spot. Its comforting to know that you can always find decent BBQ somewhere if you just use the force!

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert has died.


This is obviously off-topic, but those of you who know me know that one of my biggest passions is following politics and one my grandest traditions was every Sunday sitting down with a cup of coffee and watching 'Meet the Press' with Tim Russert. Apparently he has died of a heart attack.

In my opinion, Tim Russert was a one of the greatest political interviewers of our time. I will miss him. Sundays will never be the same.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Reserve Champion, and 3 Other Trophies at Grillin' on the Bay


Despite the temperature and a couple of other issues yesterday at Grillin' on the Bay (New York City's only Grilling competition), we won 4 trophies and a ribbon including Reserve Champion!

We were less than one point away from winning Grand Champion. Congrats to SmokeInDaEye BBQ team. Not only did he win Grand Champion, it was his birthday.

Here are the Grillin' On The Bay results.

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We hit the cycle with a 4th in fish, a 3rd in Chef's Choice (we did Jerk Ribeye), a 2nd in Pork (we did Ribs), and 1st in Chicken. This was by far our best chicken turn-in as far as scores go, including one 9-9-9 and one 9-8-9.

Woot! We were happy with the results, and super-psyched that Robert pulled of the competition despite many set backs. He did a really great job, and every time I see him at one of these comps I realize what a truly nice guy he is and what a big role he is playing in bringing BBQ to NYC. Thanks Robert and thanks St. Mark's for hosting us.

We are not doing anymore comps until October because of scheduling conflicts, so we are happy to let these trophies get us through the summer.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Grillin' on the Bay Still Has Some Space!


Grillin' on the Bay, taking place this weekend June 7th, 2008, in Brooklyn, NY still has some slots left for teams to compete. They had to reschedule and change the venue for it this year so maybe people don't know they still can enter. Please email them right away and let them know you are interested and get your cooking application here.

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