There was a nice first year contest in Edgewater Jan. 3-4 and Swamp Boys was blessed to take 1st place in chicken, ribs, and brisket. That along with an 8th in pork was good enough for Grand Championship!
This was a first year Qualifying contest and it was well attended by some quality teams. There were a few logistics issues with the organizers but in the end everything worked out. I felt fortunate to have 4 top 10 calls with a 7th in chicken, 4th in ribs, 3rd in pork and a 1st in brisket.
Next up is Plant City where we will be vending our World Championship pulled pork and “Best of the Best”ribs!
I competed at the FBA “Fun Cook” in Clermont 8/31 – 9/2. I had been wanting to try some changes on each category and I decided this would be a good enough time. I apprehensively put into play these untested ideas and turned in my entries. I didn’t care for the chicken outcome at all, but thought the others were OK. Turn ins were Saturday but awards weren’t until Sunday. I had things to do at home, so I left Sunday before awards. A friend of mine was texting me during awards of how they were going.
No Chicken! Sorry…
…Brisket 1st!!!! U 8!+)#!!…
…Swamp Boys GC with three first place calls!”
Pretty cool! Thanks to my sponsors: Butcher BBQ, 3 Eyz BBQ, and BBQR’s Delight. You guys help make it all happen!
PS: Still time to sign up for my Q School!
Swamp Boys-Trained BOS BBQ in São Paulo Brazil Opens to Rave Reviews
BOS BBQ is a new restaurant in São Paulo Brazil that I have been consulting with this year. Our style and techniques of barbecue were previously unknown in the country – they had never tasted American style bbq! I was hired by the investors and have flown to Brazil twice, teaching them the skills needed to truly be a BBQ Pitmaster. The restaurant is now open and has been receiving rave reviews. There are a couple that mention me, “Rob Rub” as I am known in São Paulo 😉
If you use Google Chrome as a web browser it will translate the pages from Portuguese to English.
Gastronomic Odyssey (Added 9/30/12)
Tabeteimasu – BOS BBQ (Added 9/30/12)
BOS BBQ – Barbecue From Texas USA – KoKo for the World (Added 9/8/12)
Cuisine – BOS BBQ – Blog da Gelly (Added 9/8/12)
Churrasco? No. It’s Medalist Breast (and Rib) Barbecue – From Estadão, Brazil’s equivalent of the New York Times.
BOS BBQ: Just Delicious – Daslu Blog Magazine, Food & Drinks section.
BOS BBQ: Succulent Texas BBQ Meats – Gastrolandia, For Anyone Who is Passionate About Food
Say Howdy – Another great review from Estadão, Brazil’s equivalent of the New York Times.
New Barbecue Restaurant is Opened Today in Itaim – BOS BBQ gets press in the Brazilian version of ELLE magazine in Hot Hits section.
BOS BBQ Restaurant Must See in São Paulo – Even a self proclaimed vegetarian gives BOS a great review.
This is an article written about me in Estadão, Brazil’s equivalent of the New York Times. It talks about “Rob Rub”, Pitmaster who is helping to bring barbecue to Brazil. Click on the picture to read the article:
There was a small write up in today’s Estadão (which my Brazilian friends say is the equivalent of the NY Times) about Swamp Boys and my working with the BOS BBQ team. Here is a picture I was sent:
And here is a link to the article online: http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/impresso,churrasco-nao-e-barbecue-medalhista-de-peito-(e-de-costela)-,913747,0.htm
Pretty cool 🙂