An Alien in America

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You like BBQ?

Posted by nickxyz on May 31, 2007

If you’re into BBQ or are only interested in some good eats, you might know about the Great American BBQ, which takes place each year in Kansas City; specifically at the Woodlands Race Track.

This year’s event was last weekend, and of course, being a carnivor and having a defined penchant for BBQ itself, we went there… A colleague from work actually headed up one of the teams competing in this year’s event. He offered ribs and pork for the competition. The ribs came in two flavors, one more of the traditional way, the other with a brown sugar rub. Let me tell you about the brown sugar ribs: …. finger liking good!

I missed the first batch as I was not fast enough amoung all the hungry folk congregating at the tent, drawn in by the wonderful smells. Well, tough luck…. However, I did make it a point to be the first one to get the first rib off of the second batch.. and it was well worth the wait! This didn’t even need any beans or other side dishes… this qualifies as a main meal and any accompaniments all by itself.

If  you’re watching your diet during one of those events, well, you might as well forget about it, ’cause it will throw all your exercise efforts out the window!

As part of the 3 day event, several local hot air balloon teams put their balloons on display for a “balloon glowing”. The teams set up their equipment right before dusk and had a full field of hot air balloons going right as the sun decided to call it a day. None of the balloons actually took off, but instead they were all anchored to the floor, yet with their propane burners going full force. This lit up each and every balloon during the night for an awesome spectacle… I linked some picture of it here.


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