Friday morning, we are heading to Long Island for the Battle of the BBQ Brethren in Sayville, NY. This is our first competition since the Hudson Valley Ribfest in mid August.
We have had a lot of time to plan for this contest, and can't wait to get there!
We leave Friday morning, taking the camper on the Cross Sound Ferry from New London, CT to Orient Point in Long Island. Since the New London ferry is ten minutes from our house, this will make the trip a whole lot easier, albiet more expensive. But now, we won't have to drive a giant circle, or pass through New York City with the trailer, to make it to the contest.
Even better, we have decided to get a hotel room near the contest site for Sunday night. Mike and Kris from Lakeside Smokers are staying in the same hotel that night, so we will be able to just relax with friends after the event instead of driving hours home Sunday night. Then, we are taking a noon ferry home on Monday.
Since the contest is being planned by competition teams, including Willie B of the team I Like Smoke and Lightning, this will surely be a cooker friendly contest. If anyone is heading down to the event this weekend, be sure to stop by and say hello.
Also, we will have plenty of Plowboy's Yardbird Rub we will be selling at the contest. We have both 8 ounce shakers for $5 and 16 ounce shakers for $8.
We're looking forward to a great weekend of Q with some great friends!