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Recap: Grillfest 2011

As I mentioned earlier, I spent the day on Saturday demonstrating how to cook on the Big Green Egg, answering questions from current & prospective owners, and helping the local dealer with their big spring event.


I had the two Big Green Eggs lit by 7:15am, and the first side of ribs went on by 7:30am.  I staggered the start times of baby back ribs, so that we had finished samples at staggered times later in the day.  We then put biscuits & sausage on the XL Big Green Egg and the early attendees were treated to breakfast.


The rest of the day, we kept a steady supply of ABT's, spatchcocked chickens, pork steaks, pizza, and bacon wrapped meatballs on the grills.  By 8:00pm, my dogs were screaming and I was glad to pack it in and call it a day. 

By all accounts, the dealer had a good sales day and collected quite a lot of canned goods for their food drive.


I'm pretty confident that we made converts of quite a few grill buyers.  Mission Accomplished!

Here is a link to the rest of the Grillfest 2011 Photos.




Grillfest 2011

Just like last year, my buddy & I will be demonstrating the Big Green Egg for the local dealer.  This is their annual wing-ding where the manufacturer's representatives come and display their wares, answer questions about their products, and cook samples for folks to try.


Last year the Big Green Egg rep couldn't make it, so we stepped up and handled the demo in his place.  They asked us back for another demo on Father's Day weekend also.  I don't mean to brag, but between the two demonstrations and their normal sales efforts we sold every Egg of every size that they had ordered for the entire season....and then some.

So if you don't have plans this weekend, come on down to Hearthside Grill & Fireplace to check out the Big Green Egg (as well as the Weber, Traeger, & Holland line ups). 

Here are the details:

Hearthside Grill & Fireplace

418 South Belt East
Belleville, IL

One Block East of the Fairgrounds.

We'll be there from 8:00am - 8:00pm this Saturday, April 30th.  Hope to see you there!