Went to the OC BBQ Festival, yesterday in Costa Mesa.
The way the festival is organized, is stupid. The festival opens at 10am. But the turn ins for competitors went from 11am to about 1pm. Well the competitors are more concerned about turning in their meats, than serving up food to the public.
They really need to start the festival, AFTER all meats are turned in.
Now the catch-22. It was so crowded with people that if you got there after 1pm, many competitors were out of meat!!! So you just wasted $10 for nothing.
There are too many competitors who thought BBQ meant, your backyard grill and they could win.
I tasted some bad BBQ.
The TV star "Slap Yo Daddy BBQ" was serving BBQ spaghetti, using brisket or pulled pork. I didn't actually eat any of it, but saw what he was serving and passed.
I did find out about a new BBQ restaurant in San Pedro, The BBQ Shack and Grill. He got 1st place in chicken at the festival.
I did meet two CH lurkers, while waiting for Big Mista BBQ, and if they want to try The BBQ Shack and Grill, we should do a BBQ meetup and give it a try. Get in touch with me.