Aug 272012

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:

 Posted by at 5:24 pm
Apr 282012

On April 27-28 I was able to compete in an unsanctioned contest in Eagle Lake with 18 other teams, many of them FBA regulars. I had a blast as usual and was even made an official member of Unknown BBQ. When the scoring was over and the results were announced I was fortunate enough to win a 3rd in chicken, 4th in ribs, a 1st in pork and a 1st in brisket as well as Grand Champion!

Thanks to my sponsors 3 Eyz BBQ , Butcher BBQ , and BBQR’s Delight for helping to make it all possible!

 Posted by at 10:06 pm
Apr 162012

This was a first year event hosted at the Winter Haven airport and was a fundraiser for Juvenille Diabetes via “Bryce’s Buddies”. They had a backyard division and a pro division for restaurants and caterers which I entered. There were 20-some teams in all and included the local wing joints, sports bars, and BBQ teams. I figured what the heck, I’ve never competed in just a wing contest before. Plus it would give us a chance to vend locally.

There were 3 categories of wings to turn in: traditional buffalo, dry rub, and open. I cooked my wing entries on my smoker and it did a great job. I’m going to discuss my recipes but at the awards show we took 1st in traditional buffalo, 1st in dry rub, and 2nd in open giving us Grand Champion! Not bad for our first try.

As always, a big thank you to Amy, Robin, Tammy and Woody for all of their help with vending. In spite of the windy conditions and multitudes of other vendors they still managed to get our product out there for many to experience! They do a great job 🙂

Swamp Boys, Grand Champion – Wingin’ It!

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Nov 152010

Oct. 15-16: Coweta Up in Smoke BBQ Cook Off, Newnan GA, Grand Champion/41 teams (1st ribs – Perfect Score!)
In the 10 years the FBA has been in business there has never been a perfect score. That means that out of an estimated 16,000 bbq entries that have been turned in for judging in the FBA, not once has each of the six judges given an entry a 10 in Presentation, a 10 in Taste, and a 10 in Tenderness. That is until now!

Perfect Score in Ribs!

October 16, 2010, Swamp Boys became the first team in the history of the FBA to receive a perfect score, which was awarded in the Rib category. Honored, humbled, excited, and proud are just a few of the emotions I experienced that day. And then to make it all that much better, I won Grand Champion in a very tough field of my peers. And then lightening struck again: Wooley Bully BBQ – a graduate of Swamp Boys Q School – scored the seecond ever perfect score, this time in Brisket.

It was a great day, at a great contest, with great friends!

The Jack 2011: 2nd Qualifier!

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