We had the Long Beach BBQ comp this past weekend. While selling 28 pork shoulders worth of pulled pork sandwiches, we took a 2nd in pork and a 10th in chicken out of 55 teams.
While we’ve been cooking with it for some time now, this was the first event we sold the new Pitmaster sauce and it was greatly received.
See more of our weekend in photos below, as well as some videos created on Vine by our teammate Kellen Wagoner.
It’s that time again… Rooftop BBQ is coming to the Queen Mary in Long Beach this coming weekend!
Join us as we serve up plates of melt in your mouth pulled pork, by the sandwich plate or by the tasting.
We are expecting the same crowds as last year so come early before we sell out!
Some important details for you:
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
- General Admission – $10 online / $15 at the door – Buy Now
- Children 12 and under are FREE
- Parking is $10 with event validation
- BBQ Tasting Tickets from 50 Top West Coast Pit Masters – $2 each
- *Entrance to the West Coast BBQ Classic does not include admission to the ship or other attractions.
More info can be found on the Queen Mary website here.
The competition was even featured on the KCAL news the other day and you can spot our booth and our very own Joe Angelone cooking up the infamous Pig Candy!
You can also see a video from last year’s event below, along with results from the competition here.
Hope to see you there!
We had a great weekend at Stagecoach—besides the excessive heat that blew up a can of soda.
We split our team in two again this year: Rooftop and Basement BBQ. That way we could get all our team mates and crew in.
But before we share the results of the competition, we want to thank a few of our sponsors.
First up big thanks go out to Allredy Canopies. They hooked us up with two custom canopies and some new banners. Definitely helped keep us cool over the weekend while we were serving up our ‘que for the great crowds of Stagecoach.
Next, we want to thank our smoker sponsor: Green Mountain Grills. We added two additional smokers to our team for this weekend which allowed our two teams plenty of grill space.
More thanks goes to our great serving staff who served up all of our allotted 600 tastings.
And now finally, onto the awards, and more thanks goes to our meat sponsor: Brandt Beef. With our collected 4 entries of brisket, we received 3 calls.
- 3rd and a 5th in chicken
- 7th in ribs
- 5th in brisket
- 2nd and a 6th in chicken
- 5th in ribs
- 4th and an 8th in brisket
- Reserve Grand Champion for Saturday’s competition!
Thanks again to all who came out to support us and help us out throughout the weekend. Hope to see many of you at Long Beach next weekend!
Rooftop BBQ will be competing and serving up tastings to the public all three days of the Stagecoach event!
Big changes came to the BBQ side of the event this year. But now we will be even easier to find!
You can find us among our fellow BBQ competitors right across from the Mane Stage, stage right.
Our teams also decided to downsize the amount of BBQ samples we will be selling… by half! So make sure you come by first thing as we plan to sell out very quickly!
See a more detailed schedule below.
STAGECOACH FESTIVAL BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS (via StagecoachFestival.com)
Possibly the most unique event on the professional competition circuit.
FRIDAY: ICS Homestyle Chili judged by festival attendees, The winner will move on to the International Chili Society’s World Championship in Palm Springs, CA
SATURDAY: IBCA Texas Style BBQ judged by festival attendees.
SUNDAY: KCBS Barbeque judged by certified Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Judges
The winner of Sundays competition qualifies for the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.
All while 60,000 music festival fans stop in for Tastes of BBQ from many of the teams at $3.00 for 3 ounce.
Hope to see you there!
We made it back from Salt Lake and have made a full recovery from the 13 hour drive home, just in time to head to Vegas for the next Sam’s Club Series.
Almost two weeks ago, we competed in the local event for the Sam’s Cub Series in Salt Lake City with hopes of making it into the top 6 spots and moving on to the regionals in Las Vegas and then hopefully the finals in Bentonville AR.
Salt Lake City was a beautiful place to BBQ, and the hospitality we received from our friends at IMBBQ.com made it that much better.
We made the trip in Joe’s new Toyota Hybrid, stuffing it with everything we needed and ourselves. Including our new Canopy made by Allredy Canopies.
We pulled into Mapleton, UT Thursday night getting a good night’s sleep at my aunt and uncle’s house.
The next morning headed to Snider Bros. meat and got a chance to hang out with Will and Crew from Got Smoke BBQ and checked out his shop. It was the nicest butcher shops I’ve been to and the meat was such high quality that we got a couple extra racks of ribs for the competition.
We then made our way over to our friends at R&R BBQ and ate lunch at their new restaurant. It was packed, and for good reason the food and atmosphere were both great.
After lunch we met up with a few other teams and drove the short distance over to Sam’s Club. It was great meeting up with our good friend Michael McDearman from The American Grillmaster Experience and Get Fired up Foods.
We then settled in for the night cooking on 1 Jim Bowie-Green Mountain Grill borrowed from Cameron- from Bam Bam’s BBQ who’s also opening up a restaurant in the Salt Lake area.
After the smoke cleared we came away Reserve Grand Champion with a 1st in chicken, 9th in ribs, 2nd in pork and 2nd in brisket. We were honored to cook against the great teams up in Salt Lake and can’t wait to cook along some of them in the Regional Sams Club event this weekend in Vegas.
Thanks to our awesome sponsors we couldn’t have done it without your support. Green Mountain Grills, Pitmaster BBQ Sauce, Allredy Canopies, Simply Marvelous Rubs, Brandt Beef, Ary Vacmaster and iGrill.
Had a great weekend at the Santa Anita BBQ 2nd Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship.
We sold 1000 pieces of pig candy, 48 lbs of pork, 150 sausages and our left over competition meat.
To top off the weekend we placed 9th in chicken, 6th in pork and 8th overall out of 57 teams.
Here’s our chicken box. Joe Angelone is normally the chicken guru, but couldn’t make it this weekend. Our appearance suffered a little but the flavor and texture were right on. Placed 9th out of 57.
If your mouth has been watering for some finger licking good BBQ, come on out to the Santa Anita Park this Saturday where Rooftop BBQ will be cooking up tons of food for the public.
I know many of you have just been waiting for pig candy all-year-long!
This is the competition that the team brought home a first in ribs, here’s hoping to win that again!
Details on the event:
Gates open Saturday, March 16 at 10:30… BBQ will start being served at 11 am in the infield of the racetrack.
You can buy tickets online here.
More information on the event including parking information can be found on the Winners’ Circle website.
All photos shown above our from the inaugural Santa Anita event last March.
Going in to a first annual event, we normally expect minimal crowds but Shorty’s Rib Fest broke that expectation—blew it out of the water actually.
Gates opened at noon and there was a line in front of our booth by 12:15. Our 3 smokers were filled to capacity and by 2 we had sold out, reloaded the smokers and announced that we would have more ribs at 5:30. At 4:30, a lengthy line developed and within 20 minutes we were sold out for the night.
Below are a few photos from the event, no photos of our smoky sweet and tender ribs as they were out of our hands too fast!
Thanks to Dawn Raimi for such a nice review on the Shorty’s Rib Fest Facebook page:
For fall off the bone tasty ribs go to Rooftops…….the place with “pig candy” which is also DELICIOUS!!!!! ….The only place worth going to for us!!!
Many and sincere thanks to our team moms who worked so hard serving up our ‘que!
After having almost 2 whole months off from competitions, the team is gearing up for a competition this weekend in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs, Shorty’s Rib Fest!
We will be serving up pig candy and ribs all day Saturday so please come out and join us!
You can purchase tickets here.
We’ve finished our 2012 season and had a great start to our 2013 season. Finishing 10th in chicken and second in brisket at the New Years lake Elsinore competition.
We have a lot in store for 2013 and will be releasing some exciting news very soon.
Here’s a list of event we plan to be at this year…
Mesa, AZ: 02/16/2013
Arcadia, CA: 03/16/2013
Salt Lake City, UT: 04/06/2013
Las Vegas, NV: 04/20/2013
Stagecoach Music Fest: 04/25-28/2013
Long Beach, CA: 05/11/2013
North Bend, OR: 05/26/2013
Temecula, CA: 06/22/2013
Big Bear Lake, CA: 07/28/2013
Vista, CA: 08/03/2013
Reno, NV: 09/1-2/2013
Selah, WA: 09/07/2013
Telluride, CO: 09/22/2013
Dana Point, CA: 10/05/2013
Bentonville, AR: 10/19/2013
Plus the 2 Laughlin and Vegas events which haven’t been announced yet.
Do you have plans this coming Monday and Tuesday? We will be bringing in the new year with two full days of BBQ!
Join us at the Elsinore Boat Launch, Monday, December 31 or Tuesday January 1 from 11am-5pm to sample BBQ tastings or buy Rooftop BBQ sauce and Jalapeno Peach Jam!
32040 Riverside Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Had a great time in Laughlin, and it was a nice comeback after our scores at Santa Anita. We took 3 walks—6th in chicken, 12 in pork, 5th in brisket—and placed 8th overall our of 41 teams. Thanks to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills – Corporate, The iGrill FB Page, Simply Marvelous Rubs and T&H prime meats for the excellent prime brisket from Brandt Beef.
For the second time this year, Rooftop BBQ will be competing and vending their award winning ‘que at the Santa Anita Park.
This Saturday, we will be serving up pig candy, sausage, and the four competition meats (chicken, ribs, pork, brisket).
Gates open at 10:30 for the races and we will start serving around 11.
It’s only $5 to get in to the races and into the infield for the barbeque competition! Come hungry!
To pre purchase tickets, go here.
See photos from our last Santa Anita event here.
This past weekend we cooked another great comp in Dana Point. With these locations as BBQ competitions we are definitely getting spoiled. We had a great cook and had fun also vending finishing 3rd in brisket out 76 teams. Thank you to our sponsors Green Mountain Grills, iGrill and Simply Marvelous Rubs. Also a special thanks to all our Friends and Family for your help, especially my Cousins Derek and Demie coming all the way out from Arizona to help
It’s been a crazy couple weeks. Two weeks ago we got a call on Thursday night that they needed a 15th team in a Colorado competition to make it a qualifier. I made a couple quick calls and on Friday afternoon Myself and Keith were on our way to Telluride Co. 13 hrs later we arrived at our site at 6am in a fully loaded honda element. We then went and explored beautiful Telluride. You couldn’t ask for a better place to BBQ.
We entered night 2 of little to no sleep. Our trusty GMG Jim Bowie held temperature like a champ in the altitude and cold weather. We had a great cook taking 2nd in chicken, 5th in ribs and 4th in brisket, finishing 3rd overall. Then came the 3rd night along with the 13 hr drive home. But it was well worth it meeting all the great Colorado teams.
Rooftop BBQ will be back at Dana Point for its second annual BBQ competition held at Sea Terrace Park, map link below.
Location: Sea Terrace Park
Pacific Coast Highway & Niguel Road
Dana Point, California 92629
We’ll be serving up plates of sausage sandwiches, beans, and coleslaw to the public from noon to 5 p.m. This was an awesome event last year and more than double of the teams will be coming out. It’s going to be a great event!
We had a great time in Mesquite, just got back last night.
We were able to get a call in chicken with 10th place. And just out of the top ten with an eleventh in pork.
Looking forward to getting back out there in Dana Pointe at the end of this month.
It’s that time again! Our third trip out to Mesquite, Nevada for the annual Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Competition. If you will be out that way or are looking for something to do over Labor Day weekend, come on out to the Casablanca Resort in the hopping metropolis of Mesquite! We won’t be vending our food but its still got to go somewhere so stop by and see us for some good BBQ eats!
Another great event is the Nugget Rib Cook Off in Reno this weekend… Reno or Mesquite, Nevada is the place to be.
Check back next week and we’ll be posting our results, hoping for some walks but we will settle for the $10,000 grand champion prize.
Since we are still recovering from cooking hundreds of pounds of tri tip, let’s just say the crowd loved our food and we won 8th place in Brisket.
Thanks everyone for sampling our food and to everyone that helped us out.
Rooftop BBQ Competition Team is back from their summer break. But don’t worry, we haven’t been slacking. We had some catering events these past few months and on Fourth of July, we cooked a whole hog for our church! It was epic.
Westminster BBQ: August 17-19
August 17-19, 2012
Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 at the door but we do have some tickets to give away so let us know if you will be coming out.
If you can’t make it to this event, our next southern California BBQ competition is in beautiful Dana Point at the end of September.
We are back from our 8th competition of the year and ready for a break until the annual Mesquite competition over Labor Day weekend. We went out with a bang though, winning a third in pork at the Arizona BBQ Festival. We also sold over 1,000 samples of BBQ while completely selling out of our rub and jam. Here’s some photos from the two day festival.
We sold over 900 pieces of pig candy: bacon grilled with brown sugar and our BBQ rub. It was definitely a hit among the crowd, event staff, and even the security guards and cops!
Even though our local was far from the majority of the booths, our teams rocked it! Thanks to all of you who stopped by for our food and thanks for spreading the word about our pig candy. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Seeing our name on the jumbo-tron was pretty amazing, in addition to the actual winning of the third place trophy!
I must say even after having a relaxing Sunday to recover from the weekend competing in Long Beach, I am still pretty tired and sore. But it was so worth it! Our team sold 2,100 tickets of barbeque… selling a variety of food from tri tip and sausage sandwiches to tastings of pig candy and pulled pork. For most the day, we had two lines each 40 people deep!
Not only did we sell out by 5, after making three trips to the grocery store to keep up with demand (thanks Scott), the team also took home a 8th in chicken and a 4th in ribs, with an overall place of 11th out of the 38 teams.
Thanks to all who stopped by our booth to eat or to chat!
If you are in the Scottsdale area this Saturday, make sure to come out to the Arizona Barbecue Festival. Rooftop Barbeque will be competing in the four meats of chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket on Saturday and then in the Rib Fest on Sunday! Along with competing, we will be serving up tastings to the public with lots of PIG CANDY to go around!
More details on the Arizona Barbecue Festival’s site.
Have plans this Saturday? Rooftop Barbeque will be competing and serving up plates of our delicious BBQ at the West Coast BBQ Classic in Long Beach at the Queen Mary.
Admission is $10. With tasting tickets for $2 each. We will be serving up plates of food, including our infamous tri tip served as a sandwich—price still to be determined.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach
Hope to see you there!