Mic had the opportunity to partner with The Sauce Shop and Kettlepizza to venture down to Fort Worth Texas to the National Barbecue & Grilling Association‘s “I am BBQ 2017” conference. This ended up being a part of our Texas trip – it’s amazing sometimes how things work out.
Mic was registered for the conference with The Sauce Shop, I was not…. so it appeared my days were going to be sitting around the hotel or venturing out on my own. I’ll be honest, within the first 2 hours of being in the hotel the first day with no where to go… I was ready to go home…
I AM SOOOO glad I didn’t!
Of course Mic was doing the “Mic thing” of talking to anyone and everyone… well, he found out they needed volunteer help ~ yup, guess who got volunteered? Well, I would have to say it was the best thing he has ever volunteered me for!
The conference itself was great but even more than the conference was the people we met… the people we finally could put a face to the name… the people we (or at least I) had never heard of and got to meet. Sitting and talking to people, cooking and prepping with some of the teams there, finding out about Steak Cookoff Association, meeting Jeff Davis of Flame Boss, meeting Bob Fletcher of Bob’s Smoking Southern BBQ Sauce… and soo much more! Here’s a few of the pictures from the conference and some of the people we were laughing and talking with!
We can’t begin to express how much fun we had at this event… from finally meeting – face to face – Kell & Janet Phelps from the National Barbecue News , meeting Angela Iverson of Angela Iverson Events , to Mic having the opportunity to cook and walk on stage with Chris Lily of Big Bob Gibson BBQ, to sitting and just chatting about things – painted nails 🙂 with Danielle Bennett ~ Diva Q… The entire weekend was just filled with learning, meeting and socializing with a great group of people.
Can’t wait to go back!