Tag Archives: BBQ

Burleigh BBQ Comp – Photo Gallery

Between competing in the Burleigh BBQ Comp where I learned several important lessons about Competition Q’ing and being an official at the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, it’s been a very busy last couple of weeks.

I’ve managed to catch up some photography processing time (and some sleep!) and so please enjoy this complete photo gallery for the Burleigh BBQ Comp. Continue reading Burleigh BBQ Comp – Photo Gallery

Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival…

Marking the end of the BBQ season in the northern states, the Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival was a fitting end to what’s been a great season of BBQ shenanigans, providing sunshine, good music, great food, and family-friendly fun for all ages. Best of all, a whole lot of money was raised for local schools in the Bangalow region, and a whole lot of people had a whole lot of fun.

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Gold Coast Harley’s 4th of July Party!

4th of July Party 1Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is probably the biggest party of the year in America, and as we are a multicultural nation, it is fantastic to see American Festivals popping up around the place. In the case of Gold Coast Harley’s 4th of July Party, it combined two of my greatest loves: motorcycles and BBQ! Continue reading Gold Coast Harley’s 4th of July Party!

The Day I Got Conned by a BBQ Buffet…

Part Three of my Adventures in Vietnam

So we’ve already established that I like BBQ. Really, really like BBQ. And if you’ve been following my articles you’ll also know that a few months ago I went to Vietnam and that while I was there I got scared off the traditional Vietnamese BBQ food and learned some life lessons. Well, I have one more confession to make… I also got completely and hopelessly conned by a BBQ buffet. I wanted so much for it to be true…

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A Bash at Brisket…

With 7 weeks left until the Burleigh BBQ Competition I decided to have a run at the sanctum sanctorum, the holiest of holies: brisket. Continue reading A Bash at Brisket…

The Day I Learned the True Meaning of a ‘Working BBQ’…

Part Two of my Adventures in Vietnam

A few weeks ago I shared with you the story of when I Chickened out of eating Vietnamese BBQ on a work trip earlier in the year. This chapter of the story details a very valuable lesson I learnt about need vs wantContinue reading The Day I Learned the True Meaning of a ‘Working BBQ’…

The Day I Became A BBQ Judge…

There comes a day in every boy’s life when he becomes a man. For me it was the day I became a judge for the Australasian BBQ Alliance. Yes ladies and gentlemen I am now a genuine, bona fide, electrified BBQ judge!  Continue reading The Day I Became A BBQ Judge…

The Night I Got a Lesson in Brazilian BBQ…

The great thing about being an English language teacher is the parties. Seriously. No one parties like an ex-pat. I know: I lived in South Korea for two years. And last night we hosted a party for some of my wife’s students, one of whom is a self-declared Brazilian BBQ guru who decided to give me some lessons. It was certainly an eye-opener: a very, very delicious eye-opener.  Continue reading The Night I Got a Lesson in Brazilian BBQ…

The Day I Chickened Out of Eating Vietnamese BBQ…

Part One of my Adventures in Vietnam

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be in Vietnam for work. Having lived in Korea for two years and having sampled their style of BBQ on more than one occasion, I was eager to try some authentic Vietnamese BBQ. I was there for 12 days and had only one day off: I knew I had to make the most of it. So on that fateful morning, I armed myself with my DSLR around my neck, my iPhone in my pocket and went downstairs to the lobby to speak to the concierge.  Continue reading The Day I Chickened Out of Eating Vietnamese BBQ…

The Day I Discovered My Love of BBQ…

Some parents will do everything they can to shelter you from any potential dangers. Others will let you have at it and learn your own lessons. Others still will walk you through the dangers, use it as a learning experience and teach you to understand and respect the things that might harm you. My Dad is one of these last ones… Continue reading The Day I Discovered My Love of BBQ…