This past weekend, we competed in the Cookin' On The Kaw BBQ Contest in DeSoto, Kansas. The event is held in the new Riverfest Park on the north side of town. The organizers work hard to provide a festive Friday evening complete with a chili contest, a people's choice chicken wing contest, food vendors and great blues bands including Brody Buster. With perfect fall weather, the crowd was huge this year.
With 49 teams competing in the KCBS sanctioned event, Pellet Envy got off to a hot start at awards, winning the Chicken and Ribs categories. Additionally we were called for 6th place in the Pork category. With no call in brisket, we were left to wonder if we had done enough to have our team name called last. In the end, we fell just slightly short, being named the Reserve Grand Champion, being bested by Jeff Stehney and Slaughterhouse Five. Congrats to them on their victory.