Sept. 27-28: Two weeks, two
contests, and back-to-back
Rhythm 'n QUE! Laughlin, NV's
Avi Resort & Casino was the
setting for the Music Brews & BBQ
Championship, where we turned
in 4th chicken, 3rd ribs and another
first place brisket.
Sept. 21: RnQ returns to the
scenic venue at
Echo Island Ranch for the Utah
BBQ Festival. Cooking on grass next to apple trees,
cows and horses
next door, a beautiful stream --
what's not to love? Almost as nice was turning
in 1st chicken,
2nd ribs, 7th pork, and 4th brisket to earn
Aug. 23-24: Something new -- the Great
Western BBQ Shootout, a first-year contest in Wendover,
NV. Some rain and wind prompted us to utilize a
rental truck to prep in, dubbed the RnQhaul-ebago!
Keeping things dry must have done the trick, as we
turned in a first place brisket and earned Reserve
June 14: Williams, AZ has always been kind to
RnQ, and this year was no exception with the most
perfect weather. It was déjà
over again with Little Miss BBQ repeating as GC, and
RnQ turning in 4 top 10s to take Reserve
May 25: RnQ was so happy to get called from
the waitlist for the Best Dam BBQ in Boulder City,
NV. We put that spot to good use, turning in
1st chicken, 1st ribs and coming in third overall.
May 4: RnQ returns to Laughlin, NV for the
Smoke on the Water Nevada State BBQ Championship,
and turns in 4th chicken, 1st ribs, and 4th brisket
for Reserve Grand Champion.
March 23: In the first outing of the season,
RnQ takes 1st ribs and 4th overall at the Sam's Club
local contest in Tucson, qualifying to move on to
the regional event in Las Vegas. It was great
to get out and shake the rust off!
October 27: For the
fifth consecutive year, Rhythm 'n QUE gets a call at the
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational
Barbecue. We made a bold move and reworked our cooking
plan to cook all our competition meats on Kamado Rocket
cookers, the very first time we had done so in
competition. The cookers performed perfectly and we
won First Place Chicken!
For the full story and more photos, click
Rhythm 'n QUE took top honors at the Chile
Pepper Magazine Quest for the Ultimate Rib! An eclectic eight-judge
panel including chefs, restauranteurs and connoisseurs
blind-tasted our two-bone rib sections and declared them
Details are in the November issue, on newsstands now.
Phoenicians, if you tuned in on Monday, September 3 at 6:50 AM,
you saw RnQ join host Paul Horton at KPHO CBS 5 to talk about some
ribs for your Labor Day cookout. On the other hand, if you slept in
and didn't set the DVR, you can watch it now!
Draw Day was particularly fraught
with tension for RnQ, as this year we
had only one bung in the barrel.
As the start of the draw neared,
a shot of Single Barrel was
poured. We wetted the mustaches
of our Mr. Jack trophies that we've
brought home from the Barbecue
over the years, telling them that we
hoped to bring them another brother. Then, along with
all the other teams,
we anxiously waited through the
seemingly endless hours to hear
bung did its job, though,
and we'll be returning to the
for our fifth consecutive year at
Hitting the road to a new
destination, a lovely venue in
Utah for the 1st Annual Coalville
City BBQ Bash. That pretty setting
must have agreed with us, as RnQ turned in 6th
Chicken, 7th Ribs,
8th Pork, and 3rd Brisket to win Grand
<< June 16:
Taking a break from
the heat in beautiful Williams, AZ. Little Miss BBQ's
Scott and Bekke Holmes are no strangers to standing
as GC, but this was Baby Vivian's
first time on stage! RnQ turned in
2nd Ribs, 7th Pork, 6th Brisket for Reserve
See, we'll do anything to get a
picture with an adorable baby!
RnQ is very proud to be featured in the May/June issue of Chile
Pepper Magazine! Seven pages detail our rib
process and some side dishes.
Rick McMillen penned the
blushingly complimentary article, and
photographer Rick D'Elia made the food look great in his incredible
photos, so we'll forgive him for the goofy stuff he made us
this issue up at the newsstand, or subscribe at their
April 7: Down to Tucson for the Sam's
Club National BBQ Tour Local
where RnQ turned in 10th
6th Pork, and 3rd Brisket for Reserve
We are excited to announce
that we will be partnering with
Eggs by the Bay in Santa Clara, CA to teach a class on "Fundamentals
of Championship BBQ"
on April 21. Northern California should be beautiful
This class will be a specific introduction to competing in
contests, with focus on the four meats, no fluff.
More about the class, early-bird discount, and registration
on our "Classes" page. Click
'n QUE was invited to appear on the KPHO CBS 5 Morning Show
with host Paul Horton on Friday, February 3rd! We presented
grilling recipes, tips & techniques that folks can use
to throw a delicious Super Bowl party. Our segment was
scheduled for 5:50am which just goes to show that it's never
too early to fire up the grill!
We are so proud that the sauce that we've used since the beginning was awarded
at the Jack Daniel's
World Championship BBQ.
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 a nine-state path to
KCBS-sanctioned BBQ contests -- Arizona, Nevada, California, New
Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Arkansas and Tennessee in 2011.
With four full seasons of competition now
we've gone up against the big boys and their fancy
with our backyard equipment and homemade rubs, and
brought home some hardware and great
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).