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.
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.
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.
Location: Parking Lot Behind the Grand Ballroom
General Admission: $5; Kids Age 10 and under are free