Barbecue August 18, 2012

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Submitted by brad on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 23:24

Edit: had some last minute inspiration. And managed to get a poster up to continue the streak.

http://www.porpe.com/media-gallery/detail/249/347

It's back! No poster this year, but please don't let that damper your enthusiasm. I am rejuvenated and ready to go this year. I've sourced some rare pop, some even rarer BBQ sauce, some fresh burgers and, hopefully, a smoker to take those ribs up a notch. As usual we'll have lots of food, lots of entertainment for the kids. Tug of War, small bouncy castle, play tents, basketball skill shooting, and much more. We're going for a carnival theme this year. Please check out previous years' posters here:

http://www.porpe.com/galleries/barbecue

As per usual, please bring nothing. We'll do the first batch of food about 12:30. I'll put fresh fixins and salads out about 2:30, and then another batch around 4:30. We have our patio in and the new firepit, so there'll be a weiner roast in the evening if anyone is still around.

No RSVP is required. This is our 10th one and our first in Edmonton with a (mostly) finished yard and basement, so we're looking forward to it. Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring your out of town relatives.

If you've never been before, it's burgers, dogs, smokies, chicken, ribs, the usual salads, fruits, ice creams, and so on. This year we're stocking the minibar downstairs with drinks you can't get in our neck of the woods, fresh from Idaho, Montana, and Washington. We're also upping the BBQ sauce a notch with a special blend of what Gillian calls "the best tasing Ribs ever". And wait until you see what we cut the watermelon with!

It's been awhile but this year may see the return of Atomic Buffalo Turds. I'm also thinking of cracking out the spaghetti ice cream and the dreaded Octo Dog. There may even be balloon amimals.

Hope you can make it, even if just for a few minutes.