local bbq competitions [General]

2013 May 7
Hey, I'm starting a thread to promote some of the local bbq competitions this year. CSBBQA is the best resource for Canadian competitions:
www.csbbqa.com/

There are 2 local professional competitions this year:
Smoked to the Bone www.sttb.ca/
and
Hog Wild Pork Fest www.hogwildporkfestrenfrew.com in Renfrew.

On the amateur front there is:
Orleans Amateur BBQ Championships: www.romanticfireplaces.com/
and there is supposed to be:
Shawville Main St BBQ Competition - unconfirmed, but likely.

If you enjoy BBQ either enter or get out to see whats going on at one of these venues.

2013 May 7
Thanks for the correction sourdough. I thought it odd that a BBQ competition was not open to local restaurants. Are invites ever sent to local places like Smoque , Fatboys and Annie and Clyde's? I'm wondering if they even know about the competition. Couldn't think of a better way to promote your restaurant.

2013 May 7
Great way to promote your restaurant, if you place highly...or great way to be frowned upon if you don't. Risky business IMO. In a way you're putting your reputation on the judges that day...not all judges are customers or customers judges...

2013 May 7
I don't know if any of the restaurants are approached directly - but there certainly is a fair bit of publicity around. I'd be surprised if Warren Sutherland, and whomever is fronting Fat Boys didn't know about it. Ted Reader made a publicity appearance last year at STTB - and I think he is involved in someway with Fat Boys. Many of the competitors do run catering or bbq related businesses. If you do well - its a nice trophy to show off on your web page, if you don't do well, people don't usually notice. I think the risk is low, as everyone has a bad day cooking, even the best teams sometimes end up near the bottom. Thats just my 2 cents.

2013 May 8
I might be wrong, but I'm not sure any of the restaurants are equipped to do comps. Most of them run big commercial electric smokers that they wouldn't be able to bring out to competitions.

If anyone is interested in any of the amateur comps I might be as well, if the timing works out. I've got a smokey mountain and a couple of kettles that are relatively portable.

2013 May 14
Here is the list of competitors for STTB. They are also still looking for volunteers. Message me if you want details. Looking like an awesome competition!

Pro Canadian Classic Competitors
o Smokin' Boys and Hot Grills - Ottawa, ON
o The Black Pig - London, ON
o Team Eatapedia - Ottawa, ON
o Pistol Packin' Piggies - Ottawa, ON
o Amberwood BBQ - Stittsville, ON
o NOBS (Northern Ontario BBQ Society) - Cochrane, ON
o Q'n Canucks - Guelph, ON
o C's BBQ - Brossard, PQ
o Blackstrap BBQ - Montreal, PQ
o Meatopia - Ottawa, ON
o Smokin' Stogies - Ottawa, ON
o Team Smoke Damage - Notre-Dame-de-l'Īle-Perrot, PQ
o Jack9 BBQ - Toronto, ON
o Fumacious Q - Niagara Falls, ON
o Bustin' Loose - Etobicoke, ON
o Pig Start My Heart - Ottawa, ON
o Don't Hate Me Because I Am Delicious - Russell, ON
o Smoldering Ashholes - Gloucester, ON
o Sledzz BBQ - Renfrew, ON
o Weekend Warriors - Longueuil, PQ
o Blowin' Smoke - Barrie, ON

Amateur Competitors
o Uncle Ritchie's Hillbilly BBQ - Toronto, ON
o Beer Belly Smokers - Kanata, ON
o RDFC - Osgoode, ON
o Dem Bones BBQ - Ottawa, ON
o Scotty's Bronco BBQ - Hemmingford, PQ
o Backyard Gourmet - Renfrew, ON
o Smoked, Savory & Sensational - Milton, ON
o Hog'n Sauce - Gloucester, ON
o P&R Sweet Heat - Orleans, ON
o Rick Dillabough - Renfrew, ON
o True Blue Brew and Cue - Ottawa, ON
o Greer Bros - Richmond, ON
o Sibling Rivalry - Kanata, ON
o My Catering Group - Ottawa, ON
o Meat Dreams (are made of these) - Ottawa, ON

Whole Hog Competitors
o Pistol Packin' Eatopedias - Ottawa, ON
o Smoldering Ashholes - Ottawa, ON
o Blackstrap BBQ - Montreal, PQ
o Bustin' Loose BBQ - Etobicoke, ON
o C's BBQ - Brossard, PQ

People's Choice Competitors
o NOBS (Northern Ontario BBQ Society) - Cochrane, ON
o Team Eatapedia - Ottawa, ON
o Smokin' Boys and Hot Grills - Ottawa, ON
o Amberwood BBQ - Ottawa, ON
o Q'n Canucks - Guelph, ON
o C's BBQ - Brossard, PQ
o Bustin' Loose BBQ - Etobicoke, ON
o The Black Pig - London, ON

2013 May 29
Some results on Ron's blog.
blogs.ottawacitizen.com


2013 May 30
MMMM there was some good bbq this year. Brisket was much better overall than last year. Next stop for me is Renfrew in June. If anyone is in Quebec City this weekend there is an event being held there.

2013 Jun 18
This weekend:
Hog Wild Pork Fest www.hogwildporkfestrenfrew.com in Renfrew.

The whole hog from the competition is being served up for dinner - come and get some.

2013 Jun 19
On the 22nd? What time?

2013 Jun 19
Starts at 5:00 as per the link sourdough posted.