The 9th Annual Ribs, Chili, Cars, Brews, & Blues in Livermore California had something for everybody today. The weather was perfect for locals to partake in the festive activities. We were there to judge ribs, chili and salsa and would love to share some images with you.

Make those doughnuts with extra grease because this batch is for the Chief of Police. Above is a rare picture of yours truly driving the 1954 Livermore Patty Wagon. There were lots of shiny cars to look at today.

 These are some dedicated judges sampling chili to determine a winner. In my personal experience I believe judging chili is more difficult than judging barbeque. This was a local chili contest and there were no specific chili ingredient rules. In the sanctioned chili contests beans are not allowed. Today they were. It was tough to pick the best.

 As some of you know, I have a sweet tooth and I love mini donuts. Nana Bear’s Mini Donuts makes the festival rounds and I am guaranteed to get in line and enjoy..

Here is a sampling of ribs that I scored today.. This event brought out some of the locals to show off their bbq skills. I tasted and scored some up and coming future championship ribs today.

 In closing, what a fun and wonderful day. All the fun categories were covered today. Livermore has a great local event. We cannot wait till next weekend to do this all over again.