"We're a month out from Mesquite's 4th Annual Real. Texas. Festival. with featured guest - Championship Barbecue Chef and founder of Learn2Q.com, Troy Black. He will be offering a special BBQ 101 cooking class as a "pre-festival" event on Thursday, April 22nd, at the Mesquite Convention Center. For those who want to learn how to create over-the-top pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and chicken, this is where it begins. This class is an excellent way for both novices and long-time backyard grillers to learn from a master. For more details about the class particulars, go to his website at www.learn2q.com. Additionally, he also has a brand new cookbook the Big Book of BBQ, on sale April 6, and DVD project Real BBQ Know How, that is now available for sale, that he will be promoting during his demonstrations during the festival.
Troy also has a VERY INTERESTING back story in that he worked editorial for Southern Living magazine, covered a barbecue competition for the magazine and got completely hooked, and has now walked away from his "day" job and makes his living being competing in barbecue events professionally, and obviously, other BBQ endeavors.
Can you think of any better city to host a barbecue competition than Mesquite, Texas? We will also be hosting our "Taste of Mesquite" Barbecue Cook-Off during the festival, which will run during the festival, April 23 - 24, it is open to the public (anyone can sign up to compete), and we will have a $2,000 payout, with a $500 Grand Champion Prize. Entry fee is $60 and categories include beef brisket, pork spare ribs and 1/2 chicken. Rules/application form available at http://www.realtexasfestival.com/"
Is anyone out there planning to enter the 'cue contest?
- BBQ Snob