2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown Registration is Now Open!

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown, Northern California's most prestigious rib throw-down, has been opened to the public!  Do you have the best ribs on the block?  You think you can take down G & Pops BBQ?  Time to...
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The Sounds of Starvin Marvins. Our Competition Soundtrack.

If you’ve ever set up next to us or walked by us or were even within a couple hundred feet of us (we do tend to crank this bad boy pretty loud) at a competition, you know that the tunes are usually rolling at our tent. We loooove us some music (see the video of our...
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The Bay Area Beer and BBQ Awards

We are proud to partner up with the folks that produce Pints at the Park (an awesome day on Lake Merritt full of beer, music and food - pretty much what we are all about, right?) to bring you The BABAs - The Beer And BBQ Awards.  It's an event that we are very excited...
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Golden State Tri Tip Sando With Easy G Aioli Paired with Calicraft’s Oaktown Brown

Tri-tip is to Californians is what brisket is to Texans, it’s our go-to cut of beef. The tri-tip is cut from the bottom sirloin and is usually triangular in shape. For many years, it was ground and used in burgers until it become popular in the 50’s as a whole cut...
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Competition Wrap-Up: Wine Country Big Q

Well, another KCBS competition is in the books for the best lookin' team in BBQ.  We were looking for redemption from whatever it was that happened at the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and were pretty happy with the results.  The judges were fans of our chicken and...
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July 2017 // Bay Area Events

Looking for something to do this weekend?  The next few weekend?  Here are a few upcoming Bay Area events that we think you'll enjoy... Join the best lookin' team in BBQ at the seventh annual Wine Country Big Q Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) nationally sanctioned...
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Competition Preview: The Wine Country Big Q

In our last appearance for a few months, we'll be packing up the smokers and gear again this weekend and headed north to Petaluma for the Wine Country Big Q.  Redemption from the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships will be no easy task as we go up against fifty very...
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Red, White & Blue Wings Paired With Sierra Nevada’s Summerfest

We can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence day than relaxing outside with some friends and family while the grill or smoker is rolling... and of course if there's a beer or two around, that would be nice as well.  This year we'll be doing a little...
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Que With a View: Chicken Quarters on Lake Tahoe

The west shore of Lake Tahoe has been a team favorite travel spot since the beginning.  We are fortunate to have access to some really great Santa Maria style pits at our HOA's beach & BBQ area.  We fire them up whenever we the chance to.  I mean, seriously......
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Competition Wrap-Up: 6th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championship

A quick recap of your favorite competition BBQ team’s weekend in Santa Clara. There were a few minor bumps in the weekend, but we still managed to have a great time with some great friends. A special thank you to Zack of Son of Smoke for the brisket – THANK YOU Zack.

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