KIM'S PHONE CALL
called me and told me they were asked to film a segment for
the Food TV airing of "Girl's & Grillin'" and they had accepted. They asked
if Rick Streiff and I might want to come up to be part of their
group of participating friends and family and have a day of BBQ'ing and
watching the NASCAR races while the filming crew were doing their
thing. I and Rick readily accepted and planned on coming up to
participate and help where needed. What a GREAT day, GREAT food, and
GREAT time, with friends!
They were told
the Food Network production staff would be arriving Sunday morning around
9:00 am and leaving about 9 hours later. The show producer (the woman
in the blue shirt and white pants), director, and writer told me the
Girl's & Grillin' was to be an hour show with the inclusion
of filmed segments representing women in BBQ from:
The Rose Bowl BBQ Cook-Off December 2005. Award Winning Cee Cee's Bar-B-Q Team
Ranch House BBQ Restaurant operated by Amy and Melanie. An Award
Winning Competition BBQ Team
Husband & Wife Award Winning Competition BBQ Team QN4U.
Brent & Kim Walton
And other BBQ Personalities...
ARRIVAL & POWER FAILURE
Rick and I
arrived Saturday night so we would not have to get up and leave at 04:00
Sunday morning to arrive on time. We thought we might also socialize
and help Brent and Kim prepare in anyway we could the night prior.
They were so
kind as to provide us with great pizza and conversation when the power
went out! Well, this started to worry Brent as his pit has an electric
rotisserie and long-haul meats (brisket, butt) needs to go on in the
late evening and cook all night. We (or I) just pretended that I was
back in the late 60's (my old hippie days) and we sat around by candle
light and reminisced of our past lives and prior BBQ events and
about 2 hours the power returned and all was back to normal.
I ended up going to sleep early (midnight) while Brent and Rick were up
till 03:00 am putting the meats on the cooker and doing some final prepping of
the meats and sides for the next day.
SUNDAY, A FEAST
We all got up
fairly early Sunday. Kim and I walked over to the local donut shop and
got some donuts for the arriving family and company. Everybody started
arriving around 08:00 am and the day began.
After the Food
Channel arrived they spent much time doing film segments with Brent and
Kim on their history of BBQ, how they prepared-prepped and cooked their
meats, and how they worked around their BBQ pit as a husband and wife
team. Those segments along with filmed interviews and segments by Kent
(Brent's brother) and Sandy (Kim's sister) took pretty much the entire
best of all was the continuous presentation of fantastic BBQ meats and
BBQ sides as they were finished up and presented to all in attendance.
Brent and Kim personally cooked, pulled, sliced, and presented all the
meats described below throughout the day. I will try and itemize how
the day’s presentations occurred:
Brent pulled out the best BBQ Beef Ribs I have ever had. They were
custom cut and had the most, and tastiest, meat on them I have ever
Polish Kielbasa was pulled, sliced, and presented with the best mustard
sauce ever. What a treat.
Atomic Poppers, BBQ Beans, Potato Salad, and miscellaneous sides were
put out on the table for all to peruse. OH MAN, we were all trying to
just eat a small bit so we would not get to full.
Pulled Pork was added to the serving table
Chicken was pulled, per Kent’s tasting okay, and was added to the serving
Pork Ribs to die for. Best ever, they have won many a contest done
Brent's special way.
Tritip was sliced and presented.
Brisket sliced and presented.
Of course I did
not mention all the other great items on the serving table, such as,
Fudge, Lemon white cake, and many other fantastic foods and finger
delights. And, all meats had a healthy dose of Brent’s BBQ Sauces which
is by the way sold in the SaveMart Supermarket chain.
The only reason
I mentioned the time-line above and what was brought out was to
emphasize what a treat all the family, friends, and film crew had in
store for them throughout the entire day. Just imagine, perusing all
day long through award winning meats and sides. By a
Grand Champion! No other meal I have ever had compares.
filming crew left around 03:00 pm. Rick and I had a 3 hour trip back to
L.A. so he could get to work the next day. We also wanted to
get out of everybody's way so they could all relax, depart, and chill
out after the fantastic day that took many days of preparation
to pull off so well.
GREAT day, GREAT time, GREAT eating, and best of all - GREAT
socializing with GREAT friends.