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Time to let the pig out of the bag...


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As you all know I'm a New York City BBQ queen :biggrin: I've been picked to go on an Outdoor Living Network show called "All star Barbeque Showdown" I've been slated as a wildcard to beat some of the finest most profesional chefs on the circuit and win $75,000!

I'll need all of your help compiling an important list of things I may need- or need to know. God knows this is where I learned to 'cue...

I'll be cooking on my WSM for most of the competition, then the'll start throwing funny smokers at me... The competition is in Reno at the end of August. I need a team, and a team name.... ooh I have work to do...

So? what shall we call the team?

does this come in pork?

My name's Emma Feigenbaum.

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Emma - this is incredibly cool! Good for you! We're all so proud of you!

Who's on your team?? That might help narrow down a team name (like for instance if you were all women or whatever) somewhat. Do you all come from a certain place? Give us some facts to work with and we can be more helpful.

One thing I found very helpful when I used to compete in chili cookoffs, was to have some sorbet handy for the judges to cleanse their palates before tasting my entry. It always made a good impression, and especially at a chili cookoff, was crucial for them to be able to taste anything after just a few spicy entries.

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Well, I found out today so... I don't know who's on my team yet...All of my cook friends will be working and my non cook friends well...they don't cook :rolleyes:

I'm thinking of a name that's a bit New York centric like "New York Pork"...but more badass and evil...

I'd love to hear from some people who've competed before (I'm a have not) and what to look out for...

Or if anybody knows any great NYC bbq chefs who might let me nose around their rigs in the next month- uh, that would be cool?

we should talk wood, rub, sauce, cut and presentation 'cause if anybody has any good ideas...I'll use 'em, and compete to win for the glory of- THE EGULLET COMMUNITY!

Katie, the sorbet idea is genius!

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does this come in pork?

My name's Emma Feigenbaum.

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Damn that's cool!

I'm just trying to figure out how to ditch my family during our annual vacation, make it to Reno to help, and then return without anyone noticing.

PM BBQ Brian ... he's a local competitor who's competing at the Canadian Championships this weekend.

Good luck!

A.

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....Central Pork

Broadway BBQ

the Wall Street Bull

Hudson Hogs

and if you want to be tortured by a generic offset smoker in NJ just give a yell

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This is fantastic. You know my fellow egulleteers are an accomplished bunch. I go to a lot of different food boards, but when I refer someone that I know is serious about food or when I have an important question, egullet is my destination.

Let us know what you decide and keep us up to date on developments!

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hey emma, i'm still not working...i could drive to reno!

edited to add: CONGRATU-EFFIN'-LATIONS!

it sounds like it could be fun. you should ask m.c. what he'd do...but he never shares info, dammit!

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I'm thinking of a name that's a bit New York centric like "New York Pork"...but more badass and evil...

How about: "I got yer pork RIGHT HERE!"

Badass, evil and New York-centric all in one.

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Congrats on the show. Can't wait to read your stories and learn more about smoking. I've never done it, mostly because I only have a baby Weber on my small NY terrace.

As for a team name, it doesn't reference NY specifically, but I do think sinning could be considered a NY state of mind.

SINNERS WHO SMOKE

You could have a cool logo of devils hovering over a pit.

-Grace

edited for atrocious grammar.

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"Poke-N-A-Pig"?

"Hot Butts"?

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hey emma, i'm still not working...i could drive to reno!

edited to add: CONGRATU-EFFIN'-LATIONS!

it sounds like it could be fun.  you should ask m.c. what he'd do...but he never shares info, dammit!

Dude, you want to be on my team?

does this come in pork?

My name's Emma Feigenbaum.

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I don't know what help I can offer; I ended up Deputy Commissioner of Tailgating through Coca-Cola and the NFL (and the illustrious Joe Cahn) back in 2004.

Should you be looking for a team member, drop a line. I'm based in Brooklyn and have a pretty good amount of grill/bbq experience.

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I don't know what help I can offer; I ended up Deputy Commissioner of Tailgating through Coca-Cola and the NFL (and the illustrious Joe Cahn) back in 2004. 

Should you be looking for a team member, drop a line.  I'm based in Brooklyn and have a pretty good amount of grill/bbq experience.

I do need some team...perhaps I'll organize a cookout/ social in my backyard- get aquainted with some prospective teammates. I'm great with brisket and shoulder but I could use some experiance with ribs... and grilling. I'm just so used to doing things myself I really don't know what to do with two other people.

Make them light bricks?

Carry heavy stuff?

Wipe my brow?

I know I'll need help (especially as the days go on) but the rules suggest I'm the only one allowed to do the cooking.

I guess they can man the flames while I sleep. I wonder if this contest is going to awake my latent control freak tendencies... might. :unsure:

does this come in pork?

My name's Emma Feigenbaum.

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Need help?

Try these websites

BBQ Forum

Kansas City BBQ Society

Jerry & Linda from Pig Daddy's teach classes in judging BBQ contests.

I believe their email is pigdaddy@pigdaddysbarbecue.com

They are as gregarious & generous as anyone you'll ever meet and as far as helping you with a NY bad ass name, anybody who has a menu item called "Mother Trucker" would probably have no trouble helping you with that.

If you're willing to NY Times register, they were written up here.

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Wow.. Awesome Emma.. We will be rooting for you.. What exactly are you cooking.. Shoulder or ribs, or what? I want to hear more about this, do you have all the details.. Team names.. "Bright Lights Pig City" Do something playing on the Big Apple.. "Pig Apple Players".. New York City or New Pork City or New Pork Piggy, I dont know.. I find the name of the teams so funny.. I think people pick team names the way they name porn movies.. They take movies and add pig names instead of sex.. Like the Hogfather, or Porkanators, or Hog Wars.

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Sounds cool-I worked for a certain BBQ joint in NYC and I'm a professional cook, if you are looking for a teammate or someone to lug heavy stuff around, drop me a line. And of course as you see in my handle, I'm down with the swine

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