Moorpark Fall Fest & BBQ Cook-Off

First place brisket turn in box
First place brisket turn-in box.
I had the opportunity to participate in a BBQ competition this weekend, along with the rest of the Four Q BBQ team, up in the lovely city of Moorpark. Overall we did pretty good, 1st place brisket, 3rd place pork, 5th place ribs, and 6th place chicken. 6th place chicken isn’t bad when there are more than six teams. Unfortunately that’s all there were. We were all pretty happy with what we turned in and had a great time BBQ’n in a walnut groove.

Check out my photos from the event: See my flickr photos. Want to see more? Then check out Soul Fusion Kitchen‘s flickr photos here.

Here are the result from the competition:


  1. Tropic Heat and BBQ by Dan
  2. Tie Breaker Tropical Heat

Half Chicken

  1. 1 Tropical
  2. 2 OU8 BBQ (Todd Eves)
  3. 3 BBQ by Dan
  4. 4 Pit Stop
  5. 5 Papa Smoke House

Spare Ribs

  1. 1 Dan
  2. 2 Tropical
  3. 3 OU8 BBQ
  4. 4 Pit Stop
  5. 5 4Q


  1. 1 Dan
  2. 2 OU8 BBQ
  3. 3 4Q
  4. 4 Tropical
  5. 5 Pit Stop


  1. 1 4Q
  2. 2 Tropical
  3. 3 Papas Smoke House
  4. 4 Dan
  5. 5 OU8 BBQ

13 Responses to Moorpark Fall Fest & BBQ Cook-Off

  1. Michael September 23, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

    When it comes to winning at what’s most important at a BBQ, I think all of you had the joy of winning first place in all categories. The most important part of being at a BBQ, is having fun.

  2. marc October 10, 2007 at 3:17 pm #

    Sweet win! The Brisket sounds like it’s worth the drive from Canoga Park. :)

    Next time, you’re showing your stuff, drop me a line! :)

  3. Fat Man October 12, 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    Congrats. When are you going to review more BBQ joints in LA? The last one that I saw was last year.

  4. Baking Recipes November 13, 2007 at 5:30 am #

    Nice blog, very informative contents you have… I also have similar like this, would you mind if I ask you for a link exchange? Regards…

  5. BBQ Grill Tips November 19, 2007 at 4:05 pm #

    Curious, how do they rate whos is best? Is it by taste, smell and presentation or only taste

    Also..weldone its nice to win things.

  6. Sylvie December 31, 2007 at 6:50 pm #

    Happy New Year!

  7. Dan January 8, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    Looks great! What kind of contest? Whose sanctioned?
    Only reason I ask is that the foil would be a disualification for a foreign object were it KCBS

  8. Sorina January 9, 2008 at 4:04 pm #

    I got hungry by just reading the recipes and looking at the pictures :)

  9. Keshia Buczko July 4, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    You made several nice points there. I did a search on the subject matter and found most folks will consent with your blog.


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