I’d like to thank ToolManRoy (Roy & Nancy), Kathi (Paul & Kathi) and PartyCrashers (Kevin & Denise) for the most enjoyable time at Reno these last four days.
The “Best in the West” BBQ Cook-off was an awesome event, we had so much fun. Top rated Rib BBQers from around the country cooking ribs with all the trimmings, a hundred or more craft booths and great music. One booth made custom license plate frames so I had one made for our Montana with our MOC number and the MOC web address.
During the times in-between our visits to the Cook-off, we’d nap, or sit outside someone’s Montana and just talk and enjoy the park which was nestled at the base of hills, or we’d be off eating at the Boomtown Lobsterfest, or the El Dorado’s buffet.
The dinner at the El Dorado buffet was excellent. We were seated in the center of the room and had the only table with a white linen tablecloth and several waiters hovering over us. I kept looking around trying to figure out why we were being treated so special. (Maybe they knew we were Montana Owners?) Afterwards, while Paul & Kathi were lost and in search of each other, the rest of us spent a couple of hours roaming the casinos and gambling.
One night we all walked down to the restaurant located at the RV Park and had late night dessert/coffee which Paul picked up the entire tab.(if we had only known we would have ordered more!) We spent a most enjoyable hour there discussing the merits of Roy & Nancy’s “kegerator” kitchen faucet, it was a nice ending to a nice day.
Another evening we spent sitting outside enjoying cocktails, with the men talking “men stuff” and the women enjoying wireless internet service and showing off pictures of grandbabies and photos of past travels. Of the four couples, three had laptops ( we didn’t) but that is something I will be remedying here soon!
The last morning we all met between ToolManRoy’s and PartyCrasher’s RVs and had breakfast outside. Doug made two types of pancakes on an outside grill: Oat ‘n Honey and Chocolate Chip. We also had several fruit salads, scrambled eggs and a potato dish made with smoked sausage, pinquito beans and green onions.
Such a great time with great people. We’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. In fact, we just might get another trip planned for next year’s event.
“The MOC isn't just a group of people, they're family”. If this isn’t the official motto of the MOC, it certainly should be. We felt like family with them all.
Winner's of this year's BBQ Rib Cook-off are:
Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ
Chicago BBQ Company
Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co.
Kinder's Custom Meats Inc.
Maui Wowie BBQ Co.
Famous Dave's BBQ