February 14 -- RnQ started 2015 with our first-ever adventure in sub-zero cooking!  We were in Hinsdale, IL for the Cancer Sucks Chicago competition BBQ class to benefit the Corliss Johnson Foundation.  At -6 degrees that sunny morning was blessedly windless, so the WSM ran right on schedule powered by the Stoker.  We were honored to instruct alongside Scottie Johnson, Rich Parker and Mike & Beth Wozniak at this amazing class for such a worthy cause.
'Wow, what a weekend!  Thank you and congratulations to all the students at this year's CancerSucksChicago.com competition barbeque cooking class!  The material presented should help you all take a big step forward and we know it was a pleasure for both students and instructors alike to help raise money for such a worthy cause.  So many of us have lost loved ones to this awful disease and every donation of time and money is a step toward eliminating cancer from the face of the earth.

We would like to again thank our host, Scottie Johnson, his family and all his friends who took such great care of us while we have been here.  Thanks to all the partners who donated food, rubs, sauces, locations and everything else that made this class possible and, to our fellow instructors, Mike & Beth Wozniak, Richard & Brandy Parker and, of course, Scottie for so generously sharing their time and knowledge.  Let's do it again next year!'
'Learning snow mechanics!  Specifically, I learned that Vince should do this part.'

June 28:  Stoker Nation!  >>
Not one, not two, but the THREE top teams at the Silicon Valley BBQ Championship cooked on WSMs powered by the Stoker! Son of Smoke took 3rd, Burnin' and Lootin' was Reserve and placings of 3rd chicken, 3rd ribs and 1st pork put RnQ at
Grand Champion.
And yes, Vince got that 7-foot trophy into the minivan without having to take it apart!

Photo: Chris Allingham, The Virtual Weber Bullet


<< May 3:  After a short turnaround week RnQ rolled back out to Laughlin, NV for the Smoke on the Water Nevada State BBQ Championship.  Things got a little hot, but it was hotter in the judging tent as RnQ scored 4th chicken, 1st ribs (one tenderness point off a 180!), 5th pork and 2nd brisket for a 694.2400 and Grand Champion. Big congrats to Royal Smokin' Hot on their first RGC!

April 26:  Wild weather in Vegas! >>
Vince and the Stoker kept the WSMs humming through gusting winds, turning in 4th ribs, 2nd pork and 4th brisket for a combined score of 685.7140 and
Grand Champion.
This qualified RnQ for the Sam's series National Final in September in Bentonville, Arkansas!


<< April 12Up to Salt Lake City for another Sam's Club local, because a solid month off without cooking before the regional made us nervous.  We made some corrections to our cook, and came away with 8th chicken, 6th ribs, and our first-ever 180 brisket!  That wrapped up our day as Reserve Grand Champion

March 21:  Time to shake the >>
rust off and start a new season!
RnQ came out of the gate at the Sam's Club local in Tucson, AZ, turning in 6th chicken, 8th ribs,
and 2nd brisket for 4th place overall.  That was good enough to allow the team to advance to the next bracket, the Sam's Club Regional.

Previous update entries can be found here.


2010 World Champion
BBQ Sauce

We are so proud that the sauce that we've used since the beginning was awarded

First Place Sauce

at the Jack Daniel's Invitational
World Championship BBQ.

Welcome to the online home of RHYTHM 'N QUE !   

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, RHYTHM 'N QUE ventures from the Ninth Ring of Hell into BBQ heaven by beating an eleven-state path to KCBS-sanctioned BBQ contests -- Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee so far.

With six full seasons of competition now behind us, we've gone up against the big boys and their fancy top-dollar rigs with our backyard equipment and homemade rubs, and brought home some hardware and great memories.

Browse around, follow some links, learn a little, even email us (but be prepared to hear far more about BBQ than you ever really wanted to know).

Thanks, Dad.


4727 East Bell Road #45-360
Phoenix, AZ  85032