Monday, November 8, 2021
It started off at 14.6 lbs, but I had to trim off about 3 lbs of fat. We followed the usual prep steps for our little bullet smoker. It was trimmed, cut in half, and sprinkled liberally with North Main All N 1 spice. After 6 hours on the smoker this was the result. The little pieces on the top are the "snacky bits" of meat that were left from trimming.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
This is one of our favorite annual festivals and we were very happy to see them back in action this year. Held at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff, this year's fest was held on a glorious Fall day with temperatures in the mid 70's and light winds. It was very laid back with lots of kids and dogs wandering around while live music happened on a small stage.
This year's fest seemed smaller than usual, I only counted 13 teams, but I think the food was better than it usually is. There did not seem to be much sliced brisket on offer, however at least 7 booths offered ribs. There were a lot of the usual pulled pork and brisket tacos.
My favorite bites of the day included ribs from White Rock Cue and Team Meat Sweats, and pork belly bites from Mijos.
Previous fests have featured lots of seating, but there was none this year. Fortunately we had brought our concert chairs.