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Upcoming Competition: Santa Anita BBQ 3rd Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship

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Rooftop is returning for the third year in a row to the Santa Anita Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship!

Gates open at 10:30 with a $5 admission that gets you into horse races also.

With 65 BBQ competitors, we’ll be selling pig candy, pulled pork sliders and baby back ribs. Come out and see us at the Santa Anita Park!

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Photos from last year’s event, and results listed here.


Upcoming Competition: Shorty’s Rib Fest 2014

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The team is gearing up for a competition this weekend in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, Shorty’s Rib Fest! We are only vending our award winning ‘que three times this year so come on out to our first event of the year!

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We will be serving up 200 racks of ribs and pulled pork sliders made from 40 pounds of pulled pork!

Check out our crazy line from last year’s inaugural event…

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You can purchase tickets here with an early bird pricing discount until the 7th.

More info here.


Competition Results: Cowboy Up Rodeo and BBQ, Lancaster CA

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Had a good cook in Lancaster last weekend… 10th in ribs, 2nd in pork, finishing 9th overall. Which brings us to 63 in pork (and 68th brisket) in the nation!

Congrats to All Hogs Go To Heaven with RGC and pit crew with GC.


Competition Results: Dana Point State Championship BBQ 2013

Results are in…

We had a great weekend in Dana Point: 3rd chicken, 13th ribs and 7th brisket, finishing 4th overall out of 100 teams.

Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills, Simply Marvelous Rubs, Brandt Beef, VacMaster, Allredy Canopies, iGrill and our newest sponsors Sweet Smoke Q and Canyon Coolers.

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Upcoming Competition: Dana Point State Championship BBQ 2013

After taking a short break from BBQ competitions (3 weeks is considered short nowadays) and a few catering events, we are ready for another BBQ competition.

This is about as local as they come, so we are hoping all of our Southern California friends will come out for a great day at the beach this Saturday!

Rooftop BBQ will not be selling food to the public, but come by our booth and we will still get you taste of any leftover meat we may have!

If you’ve never been to a BBQ competition, this is THE one to go to.

Hope to see you all there

The following info is straight from the event page, more info can be found here.

VENUE:

Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point, CA.

DATE:

Saturday October 5th

TIME:

9am-6pm

ADMISSION:

Free

SODA, BEER & WINE:

Beverage tickets are sold in $2 increments. Soda / water is sold for $2. Beer samples are $2 for 4oz. and full cups (12oz.) are $6. Wine can be purchased for $8 per 6oz. glass. Proceeds benefitthe 5th Marine Corps Regiment Support Group.

BBQ SAMPLES:

Samples will be sold for $2 each. Proceeds benefit the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

FOOD VENDORS:

There will be various food vendors at the event and you can purchase full plates directly from them.d from

SHUTTLE:

Free shuttle service from Dana Hills High School to the venue and back

ATM:

There will be ATM’s on site

DOGS:

Dogs are allowed


Competition Results: Beat the Heat; Alamosa, Colorado

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After 4 back to back weekends of BBQ competitions, we are looking forward to having about a month off! A few catering jobs will keep us behind the grills though!

Just have to share the results from the last of the 4, from Beat the Heat in Alamosa, Colorado….

We had a good cook along the Rio Grande: 7th in chicken, 1st in ribs, 6th in pork and 4th in brisket.

Finishing 4th overall — and putting us in the top 100 in each category in the nation!

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Congrats to Swinestone Cowboys for GC and Big Poppa Smokers for RGC.

Time for a couple weeks off…


Smokin’ in Mesquite Results 2013

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For the fourth year in a row, the boys spent their Labor Day weekend in the middle of the desert at the Casablanca Resort in Mesquite, Nevada—as one of the over 50 competitors competing for a piece of the $40,000 purse.

Their Green Mountain Grills definitely pulled through as the night of the cook there were major thunder and lightning storms moving through the area.

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With their best showing yet, Rooftop Barbeque took home a 5th in chicken, 2nd in ribs, and 3rd in pork; placing them just outside of the top 3 with a 4th place overall—only 3-4 points shy of grand champion (out of 600). With the caliber of their fellow competitiors, their 4th place is definitely something to be proud of!

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If you’re never made it to an awards ceremony for BBQ, here is a rare glimpse of all the calls the team made. Good job, Rooftop!


Competition Results: Wendover, Nevada

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Last weekend we competed in Wendover, Nevada. The 10 hour drive was worth it when we won 4th place in both the ribs and brisket category.

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Next up: Mesquite, Nevada…. Labor Day weekend, here we come!

Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills. iGrill, Brandt Beef, Simply Marvelous Rubs, and VacMaster.


Competition Results: Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons, 2013

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The boys competed at the Ribs, Pigs, and Watermelons Competition right on the coast in Huntington Beach this past weekend.

They got a walk with an 9th in brisket, and 13th place overall out of the 65 teams that were there. Pretty strong competition but they held their ground!

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After a few days off, the team heads to Wendover, Nevada tomorrow for this weekend’s competition…. then Mesquite, NV and Alamosa, CO. All back to back.

Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills. iGrill, Brandt Beef, Simply Marvelous Rubs, and VacMaster.


Upcoming Competition: Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons, 2013

We are headed out to Huntington Beach this weekend to compete at the Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons competition.

Hope to see everyone there Saturday.

We’ll be sampling out our competition meat along with tri tip and pig candy.

Get your tickets and more information here: http://www.rpwbbq.com/

Huntington Beach State Beach
Beach Blvd. and PCH Lot 10

Friday, August 16, 2013:

Event Times – 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Taste of BBQ  – 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Saturday, August 17, 2013:

KCBS Competition Day
Event Times – Noon to 10:00 P.M.
Taste of BBQ & People’s Choice – 12:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 18, 2013:

Event Times – Noon to 8:00 P.M.
Taste of BBQ  – 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.


Competition Results: Pechanga’s Second Annual Pro BBQ Championship

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The dust has settled and the smoke has cleared from the Pechanga BBQ Championships.

This was a great competition—20 minutes from home, nestled between the grand Pechanga Casino and the rolling hills. The weather was perfect, grounds beautiful.

We loaded in Friday morning and spent the day relaxing and slowly setting up. Big meats went on at 12:30, just after midnight, and we settled in for the night. With 70 teams all having their smokers the air was full of the smell of brisket, pork and wood smoke. Our Green Mountain Grills held temp all night while we got some sleep. Saturday morning the 4 meats finished up and were turned in.

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During awards the room was tense and with 70 teams it was anyone’s game. We ended up with 1st in brisket, 8th in pork and 9th chicken. Finishing 8th overall. Congrats to Left Coast Q for their 5th for the bbq year.

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Upcoming Competition: Pechanga’s Second Annual Pro BBQ Championship

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Come on out to Pechanga this Saturday for a taste of Rooftop BBQ!

Family & Friends: It’ll be the most local our team will be getting this year!

The official hours are from 10 am to 6 pm, but our team will only be selling a small selection of tastings from our chicken to ribs to brisket—and of course pulled pork—starting around 12:30.

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The details:

Location: Parking Lot Behind the Grand Ballroom

General Admission: $5; Kids Age 10 and under are free

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2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic Results

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We had the Long Beach BBQ comp this past weekend. While selling 28 pork shoulders worth of pulled pork sandwiches, we took a 2nd in pork and a 10th in chicken out of 55 teams.

While we’ve been cooking with it for some time now, this was the first event we sold the new Pitmaster sauce and it was greatly received.

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See more of our weekend in photos below, as well as some videos created on Vine by our teammate Kellen Wagoner.

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Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills. iGrill, Brandt Beef, Simply Marvelous Rubs, and VacMaster.


Upcoming Competition: 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic

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It’s that time again… Rooftop BBQ is coming to the Queen Mary in Long Beach this coming weekend!

Join us as we serve up plates of melt in your mouth pulled pork, by the sandwich plate or by the tasting.

We are expecting the same crowds as last year so come early before we sell out!

Some important details for you:

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission – $10 online / $15 at the door – Buy Now
  • Children 12 and under are FREE
  • Parking is $10 with event validation
  • BBQ Tasting Tickets from 50 Top West Coast Pit Masters – $2 each
  • *Entrance to the West Coast BBQ Classic does not include admission to the ship or other attractions.

More info can be found on the Queen Mary website here.

The competition was even featured on the KCAL news the other day and you can spot our booth and our very own Joe Angelone cooking up the infamous Pig Candy!

You can also see a video from last year’s event below, along with results from the competition here.

Hope to see you there!


Stagecoach BBQ Championship Results

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We had a great weekend at Stagecoach—besides the excessive heat that blew up a can of soda.

We split our team in two again this year: Rooftop and Basement BBQ. That way we could get all our team mates and crew in.

But before we share the results of the competition, we want to thank a few of our sponsors.

First up big thanks go out to Allredy Canopies. They hooked us up with two custom canopies and some new banners. Definitely helped keep us cool over the weekend while we were serving up our ‘que for the great crowds of Stagecoach.

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Next, we want to thank our smoker sponsor: Green Mountain Grills. We added two additional smokers to our team for this weekend which allowed our two teams plenty of grill space.

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More thanks goes to our great serving staff who served up all of our allotted 600 tastings.

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And now finally, onto the awards, and more thanks goes to our meat sponsor: Brandt Beef. With our collected 4 entries of brisket, we received 3 calls.

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Rooftop BBQ:

  • 3rd and a 5th in chicken
  • 7th in ribs
  • 5th in brisket

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Basement BBQ:

  • 2nd and a 6th in chicken
  • 5th in ribs
  • 4th and an 8th in brisket
  • Reserve Grand Champion for Saturday’s competition!

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Thanks again to all who came out to support us and help us out throughout the weekend. Hope to see many of you at Long Beach next weekend!

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Who’s Going to Stagecoach 2013?!

Rooftop BBQ will be competing and serving up tastings to the public all three days of the Stagecoach event!

Big changes came to the BBQ side of the event this year. But now we will be even easier to find!

You can find us among our fellow BBQ competitors right across from the Mane Stage, stage right.

Our teams also decided to downsize the amount of BBQ samples we will be selling… by half! So make sure you come by first thing as we plan to sell out very quickly!

See a more detailed schedule below.

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STAGECOACH FESTIVAL BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS (via StagecoachFestival.com)

Possibly the most unique event on the professional competition circuit.

FRIDAY: ICS Homestyle Chili judged by festival attendees, The winner will move on to the International Chili Society’s World Championship in Palm Springs, CA

SATURDAY: IBCA Texas Style BBQ judged by festival attendees.

SUNDAY: KCBS Barbeque judged by certified Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Judges
The winner of Sundays competition qualifies for the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.
All while 60,000 music festival fans stop in for Tastes of BBQ from many of the teams at $3.00 for 3 ounce.

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Hope to see you there!


Upcoming Competition: Santa Anita BBQ 2nd Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship

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If your mouth has been watering for some finger licking good BBQ, come on out to the Santa Anita Park this Saturday where Rooftop BBQ will be cooking up tons of food for the public.

I know many of you have just been waiting for pig candy all-year-long!

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This is the competition that the team brought home a first in ribs, here’s hoping to win that again!

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Details on the event:

Gates open Saturday, March 16 at 10:30… BBQ will start being served at 11 am in the infield of the racetrack.

You can buy tickets online here.

More information on the event including parking information can be found on the Winners’ Circle website.

All photos shown above our from the inaugural Santa Anita event last March.


Shorty’s Rib Fest 2013

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Going in to a first annual event, we normally expect minimal crowds but Shorty’s Rib Fest broke that expectation—blew it out of the water actually.

Gates opened at noon and there was a line in front of our booth by 12:15. Our 3 smokers were filled to capacity and by 2 we had sold out, reloaded the smokers and announced that we would have more ribs at 5:30. At 4:30, a lengthy line developed and within 20 minutes we were sold out for the night.

Below are a few photos from the event, no photos of our smoky sweet and tender ribs as they were out of our hands too fast!

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Thanks to Dawn Raimi for such a nice review on the Shorty’s Rib Fest Facebook page:

For fall off the bone tasty ribs go to Rooftops…….the place with “pig candy” which is also DELICIOUS!!!!! ….The only place worth going to for us!!!

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Many and sincere thanks to our team moms who worked so hard serving up our ‘que!

Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills – Corporate, The iGrill FB Page, and Simply Marvelous Rubs.


Upcoming Competition: Shorty’s Rib Fest

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After having almost 2 whole months off from competitions, the team is gearing up for a competition this weekend in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, Shorty’s Rib Fest!

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We will be serving up pig candy and ribs all day Saturday so please come out and join us!

You can purchase tickets here.

Click for directions.


Closing out 2012, Looking Forward to 2013

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We’ve finished our 2012 season and had a great start to our 2013 season. Finishing 10th in chicken and second in brisket at the New Years lake Elsinore competition.

We have a lot in store for 2013 and will be releasing some exciting news very soon.

Here’s a list of event we plan to be at this year…

Mesa, AZ: 02/16/2013

Arcadia, CA: 03/16/2013

Salt Lake City, UT: 04/06/2013

Las Vegas, NV: 04/20/2013

Stagecoach Music Fest: 04/25-28/2013

Long Beach, CA: 05/11/2013

North Bend, OR: 05/26/2013

Temecula, CA: 06/22/2013

Big Bear Lake, CA: 07/28/2013

Vista, CA: 08/03/2013

Reno, NV: 09/1-2/2013

Selah, WA: 09/07/2013

Telluride, CO: 09/22/2013

Dana Point, CA: 10/05/2013

Bentonville, AR: 10/19/2013

Plus the 2 Laughlin and Vegas events which haven’t been announced yet.

Thank you to all our sponsors we’ve had this year. Please take a chance and support these great companies: Green Mountain Grills, Simply Marvelous, and iGrill.


Upcoming Competition: Wild Wild West BBQ Championship, New Years Eve and Day

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Do you have plans this coming Monday and Tuesday? We will be bringing in the new year with two full days of BBQ!

Join us at the Elsinore Boat Launch, Monday, December 31 or Tuesday January 1 from 11am-5pm to sample BBQ tastings or buy Rooftop BBQ sauce and Jalapeno Peach Jam!

32040 Riverside Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530


Nevada State Championship, Laughlin Competition Results

Had a great time in Laughlin, and it was a nice comeback after our scores at Santa Anita. We took 3 walks—6th in chicken, 12 in pork, 5th in brisket—and placed 8th overall our of 41 teams. Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills – Corporate, The iGrill FB Page, Simply Marvelous Rubs and T&H prime meats for the excellent prime brisket from Brandt Beef.

Our ribs finished 16th, two places short of getting a call.

Excitement and raising our hands for our third call of the night!

 

The Rooftop Team: Andy, Joe, Joey, and Kellen. Missing Keith!

 

 


Upcoming Competition: Santa Anita Park October 2012

For the second time this year, Rooftop BBQ will be competing and vending their award winning ‘que at the Santa Anita Park.

This Saturday, we will be serving up pig candy, sausage, and the four competition meats (chicken, ribs, pork, brisket).

Gates open at 10:30 for the races and we will start serving around 11.

It’s only $5 to get in to the races and into the infield for the barbeque competition! Come hungry!

To pre purchase tickets, go here.

See photos from our last Santa Anita event here.


Dana Point 2012 Results

This past weekend we cooked another great comp in Dana Point. With these locations as BBQ competitions we are definitely getting spoiled. We had a great cook and had fun also vending finishing 3rd in brisket out 76 teams. Thank you to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills, iGrill and Simply Marvelous Rubs. Also a special thanks to all our Friends and Family for your help, especially my Cousins Derek and Demie coming all the way out from Arizona to help