Saturday, February 20, 2010

Remembering "Chili" Al Bell

My cooking buddy and friend left us on 2/18/2010.
Al Bell was from North Carolina and loved his BBQ. He cooked on a Lang 84 named "Gertie".
He was an avid BBQ fan and judged MIM, FBA and KCBS contests. He became a KCBS Master Judge in 2008. Al was an excellent cook and earned his nickname by winning many chili cookoffs.
With a heavy heart I say goodbye to a wonderful person and great friend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Good Neighbors

One of my favorite teams. Neighbors Brewing and Queing took thier first Grand Championship at the Stokin the Fire contest in Birmingham, AL.

Way to go guys.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

BBQ Olympics

Why is BBQ not included in the Olympics?
We got folks running around with a flame!
No need for firestarters.
For goodness sake it should be better than Ping Pong.
Or synchronized diving.
You figure it out.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Restaurant

Grand opening soon!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Cooking with Team Top Chick

Max and I were honored to cook with Team Top Chick at the Athens, AL Contest.
Ron, Nancy and Family were great host. Anna's chicken and Alison's brisket both took 1st place.
We were Reserve Grand Champions!
Thanks Team Top Chick! Great to cook with ya'll.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4th of July BBQ

Stephen & Andrea Campbell (Camp-Bell & Southern Stiles cooking team members)serving up lemonade for the waiting customers. This cook has been taking place for over 100 years. It is currently a fund raiser for the upkeep of a cemetary. They will serve over 2500 lbs of BBQ.