Posted by Rusty on 11/15/2012 to Events
Iowa Smokey D's at The American Royal Invitational 2012 - BBQ Island - The BBQ Chronicles

Posted by Rusty on 10/14/2012 to Events
The first installment of the Road to the Royal.

Posted by Bam Bam on 4/18/2012 to Competition Corner
So if you are anything like me, you probably were sitting in front of the TV the first night BBQ Pitmasters debuted. It was the Mesquite episode, and wow was I intrigued. Truthfully I had no idea about BBQ Pitmasters, I was just flipping through the channels and stumbled upon it. I kid you not, an hour later I was at Lowes buying an El Cheapo Brinkmann smoker! The next day, I fired her up at an elevation of 5600 feet in the middle of a northern Utah Winter, What an absolute blast that was!! I think back to some of the things that I cooked then and wow have things progressed! From that point on I probably cooked 3 times a week, and being that it was so cold and I was cooking on such a cheap smoker, I was probably by far Kingsfords best customer in UT. So after watching the show a few more times, and cooking about 30 different things on the Brinkmann, I decided to follow in the footsteps of Harry Soo of Slap Yo Daddy BBQ and buy a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.

Posted by Administrator on 12/6/2011 to Cooking Classes
The second part of the class was even better than the first. We got to taste all of the items we created and everyone took home at least 5 lbs of meat.

The seared tuna was sliced and sauced.
Posted by Kurt on 12/5/2011 to Cooking Classes
The amazing Harry Soo came out last weekend and put on a couple of classes. Boy howdy did he deliver! There is so much to cover I had to break this into two separate posts. Enjoy!

Santa Maria Tri-Tip
Posted by Administrator on 10/7/2011 to Competition Corner
The last day of the Royal was very exciting. The team worked together really well.

The Team
Posted by Administrator on 10/4/2011 to Events
Chris and Shelton were both super stoked about competing in the 2011 American Royal.

Chris Marks and Shelton getting stoked about the event
Posted by Administrator on 10/3/2011 to Competition Corner
Welcome to the Super Bowl of BBQ! When Chris was out here doing his last class he invited us to come help cook on his team. It was an opportunity we could not pass up. Not only were we going to the Royal but we were going to be cooking with the nine time winner Chris Marks!

Welcome to the American Royal
Posted by Kurt on 6/23/2011 to Cooking Classes
Our first annual Father's Day Friday went better than expected. We just started carrying the La Caja China line of roasters, so we thought we would give one a try. Our friends at McReynolds Farms provided us with a beautiful 60lb hog. After the Cuban style meal our free rib and chicken classes went without a hitch. Except for the part where the smoker caught on fire. :-) Full details of the event can be found after the jump.

La Caja China Roasted Hog
Posted by Shelton on 5/1/2011 to Cooking Classes
Chef Brothers were back in the BBQ Island Kitchen with a great fish on the grill class. Here is the menu from the class.
  • Grilled Alaskan Halibut Tacos
  • Salt Block Seared Scallops
  • Cajun Shrimp Skewers
  • Brothers World Famous Guacamole
  • Jalapeno Cheese Grits
  • Brothers House Salsa
  • Chocolate & Banana Desert Quesadillas
Posted by Administrator on 3/28/2011 to Events
Last weekends BBQ and Beer festival in downtown Chandler was a huge success. When the event opened there were already several hundred people standing in line at each gate. Total attendance was over 10,000.

Lines at the booth

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