Monday, October 3, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
The 2011 Contest and Kansas City event is under way this evening as over 100,000 people will pass through this year's American Royal BBQ 2011. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate but remember, just because you get into the event doesn't mean that you can get in to any of the parties and tents that are there. The tents and private areas are by invitation only, and are all just like small private parties. Some will have Kansas City DJs for entertainment, some will have live bands such as the Bayer Tent who will be featuring Spike Blake and Honky Tonk Rodeo. The American Royal will run through Sunday, October 2nd and will feature the "World Series of BBQ" contest. American Royal BBQ prizes are as follows:
Trophy & $10,000!
Automatic Return Invitations to American Royal Invitational Contest for next five years.
Reserve Grand Champion:
Trophy & $5,000
Trophy & $2,500
For each of four categories:
1st Place...................Trophy & $1,000
2nd Place.....................Ribbon & $500
3rd Place......................Ribbon & $400
4th Place......................Ribbon & $300
5th Place......................Ribbon & $250
6th -10th Places.........Ribbons & $100
11th -15th Places.....................Ribbons
The Zeros LIVE! at The Power and Light District - Kansas City News
If you don't feel like fighting the crowds at The American Royal BBQ 2011, you can head down to the Power and Light District and catch The Zeros, Kansas City's favorite 80's tribute band. The Zeros put on a great show, performing only "new wave" 80's music, none of the idiotic 80's hair band music. The Zeros hit the stage around 10pm and will rock until they shut the place down. The Power and Light District is losing momentum as it's owners, Cordesh Inc. continue to evict businesses in the district including the most recent closing of Raglan Road Irish Pub in September.
DUI Checkpoints in Kansas City - Kansas City News
Waldo Rapist Bernard Jackson Receives 18 Life Sentences - Kansas City News
It all started in 1977 when Bernard Jackson was convicted of his first rape at the age of 19. 6 years later, Jackson was released and he continued to torture, rob and rape women in the Waldo area until 1985 when Bernard was convicted of rape again and sentenced to 30 years. Jackson was then paroled in December of 2008, and was subsequently charged with additional rapes that occurred after his 2008 release. Bernard Jackson, a.k.a. the Waldo Rapist was sentenced today to 18 consecutive life sentences by assistant district attorney Ted Hunt for the rapes that Jackson committed back in the 1980's in light of new evidence that has been analyzed. Bernard Jackson's attorney, Carie Allen looked like some kind of bad joke today, her hair was fried out and she actually was seen laughing out loud several times during the case, yes, Carie, murder and rape are very funny topics, and your client is a ghetto stank piece of shit that belongs in jail - FOREVER.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
From the American Royal 2011 press release:
Come join the fun at one of Kansas City’s biggest parties! We have live entertainment, barbecue teams competing in the “World Series of Barbecue“, award-winning barbecue for the public to purchase at Taste of the Royal, Fireworks both Friday and Saturday and a festival atmosphere you won’t want to miss!
Gate admission is required on Friday, September 30 after 12 p.m. and on Saturday, October 1 after 10 a.m. There is no gate admission on Thursday, September 29 or Sunday, October 2. Remember that most sections of the American Royal BBQ are private parties and are by invitation only. Just because you get into the main gate of the American Royal does not guarantee you entrance into the individual parties and tents inside the Royal. Parking is FURIOUS so try to get there before 5pm if possible, or you will end up parking about 1 mile away.
Qualification Criteria Summary for US Teams:
Qualifying Period: The first weekend in August of 2010 through the final weekend in July of 2011
Only Grand Champions are invited. No pass downs are accepted.
Invitations will be extended to the qualified team name/head cook combination. Should the team name or head cook change after qualifying, the team must enter the American Royal Invitational under the qualifying team name/head cook combination. Should the same head cook have qualified with more than one team, he/she may enter the American Royal/KC Masterpiece Invitational Contest only one time.
An invitation will be mailed from the American Royal to the qualifiers in mid August with a deadline for returning the application by September 1st. If an invitational team would like to also compete in the Open Contest, it is MANDATORY for that team to complete the Open Application ahead of time so a space can be reserved.
Qualifying Contests Include:
- Contests with a “qualifying state championship.” A state championship is a contest with a state proclamation signed by the Governor with at least 15 competing teams the first year and 25 competing teams each subsequent year.
- Contests with a minimum of 50 competing teams are qualifiers and do not require a “state championship” proclamation.
- A state with only one contest must have a minimum of 15 competing teams to be considered but does not require a “state championship” proclamation.
To be considered a “competing team,” teams must submit entries for all contest categories required to be the grand champion or overall winner of that event.
Automatic Entries Go To:
*Grand Champion of previous year’s American Royal Open Contest
*Grand Champions of previous five (5) year’s American Royal/KC Masterpiece Invitational Contest
*Grand Champion of previous year’s Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
*Grand Champion of current year’s Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest
*Grand Champion of current year’s Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
Exceptions to any of the above criteria must be approved in advance by the contest organizer.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
A lot has changed in recent years regarding Kansas City's biggest BBQ contest. For those of you who have never been, the American Royal BBQ contest is a giant grid of private parties who are entered in the BBQ competition. It's basically like a bunch of little backyard BBQ parties, except they're spread out across Kemper Arena parking lot in little squares. Now, in the old days, if you weren't invited to one of the parties, you didn't eat or drink and you just basically paid $10 to walk around and smell everyone's food. In the years of late that has changed and you can now purchase great barbecue and drinks out on the main concourse.
American Royal BBQ 2010 Entertainment
Most of the private parties have their own entertainment, from live bands to DJs, and there is also a main stage that is open to the public. For the 2010 American Royal BBQ the main stage will feature Liverpool - a Tribute to The Beatles. If you haven't seen these guys you should check them out, they do an authentic Beatles tribute down to the last detail. Last year the main stage was rockin' with an awesome line up of Brody Buster followed by headliners The KC All Stars. The live music on the main stage is followed by a great fireworks show.
American Royal BBQ Tickets
Looking for tickets? Just click on the link above to purchase tickets to either Friday night's American Royal BBQ or you can also purchase tickets for Saturday's American Royal BBQ 2010.
2009 American Royal BBQ Contest Winners
Best Overall - "Pork Pullin' Plowboys" - 1st Place
Best Chicken - "Smoke This BBQ" 1st Place
Best Pork - "Caveman Quisine" 1st Place
Best Ribs - "Pig In! Pig Out!" 1st Place
Best Brisket - "Pork Pullin' Plowboys" 1st Place
Best Sauce on the Planet Award - Grandma Foster's Smooth & Spicy
American Royal BBQ Sauce Store People’s Choice Awards
People’s Choice Marinade/Baste - Buster's Blueberry Barbecue Sauce
People’s Choice Sauce - Blues Hog Tennessee Blues SauceMan, after writing this blog, I've gotta go get some BBQ! I prefer Jack Stack BBQ on Holmes Road but actually the other day I was amazed at how awesome the ribs were at J. Alexander's of all places! Those ribs are smackin' good! Hope to see you all at The American Royal BBQ 2010 on Friday and Saturday - bring your appetite.