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We hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and is excited for more warm weather grilling! This week, we’ll be making these two burgers: Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Caribbean Chicken, and also eating lots of these Ice Cream Sandwiches in honor of National Ice Cream Month! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

I probably shouldn't be this annoyed about Plano

Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 4,923
    Pretty standard. I look at the raffles as a bonus as the real prize is all the great techniques you can learn from numerous eggheads. Try to enjoy the food and meet some great people!

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,004
    Damn. Sorry you felt that way about it. I'm not sure how they decide who is eligible for the eggs. My first year, it was cooks only, last year it was everybody (and people complained) and I don't know what it was this year, but I know I didn't win one. Me and Mrs, G both won some stuff. I see it as a chance to meet fellow Eggheads in person, try some food and have a good time in general. Prizes are just a bonuse. I'm gonna apologize in advance of this question, but were you able to stop by tent and visit? Hard to remember when I ended up meeting so many people and got real names and forum names (from both forums) and people who never post but lurk. God, i musta talked to over 200 people today, so if you could refresh my memory. I hope I got to talk to you and spent some time. Its hard when so many people are coming up asking questions and talking and you are trying to cook as well. Did you have a good time otherwise?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • Scott805Scott805 Posts: 133
    Personally had a great time at the Plano Eggfest.  Got to put some faces with posters!  My only suggestion would be for the cooks to have their recipes available in print.  Tasted some really good food.  Didn't win anything, but had some cold beer from the American Legion!

    Griffin - really enjoyed the swamp balls!

    Will be better prepared next year and bring chairs.  Might even decide to sign up to cook!

    Large BGE, 2 Tier Adjustable Swing Rack System, three (3) bricks from Home Depot for raised direct - Finally have a decent table!

    Dallas, TX

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,004
    @Scott805 - suggestion noted. Swamp balls are on my site, pizza will be next week, no recipe for chili. It was tweaked all day long till we were happy with it. Next year, I'll try and print recipes.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,004
    And do cook next year. It's a ton of fun.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • LDRLDR Posts: 145
    I'm still cruising away happy. Cursed the gods and kept going! I've got a large egg in the back - it didn't even get used! Wife's picking up treats at Paradise Bakery at then we head out. Had a good time

    Griffith. - I stopped by your spot a few times - big guy in a brown shirt - when you were doing breakfast.
    I'll just ha e to learn enough to come back next year and cook!

    Have a good weekend all!
  • So Griffin, maybe I missed it but eat did you end up cooking? I know you had something special to reveal in Plano.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.
    So a cook spends two or three hundred or more of his/her money to give away for no other reason than wanting to share their cooks and you are pissed that you didn't get in on the drawing. How was the food? Your admission didn't go to the cooks.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • My first Eggfest: winning one of the three BGE door prizes would have been a treat, but as a prospective BGE buyer, it was a great event regardless to get perspectives in person / thanks to Mr. & Mrs Hornhonk for their effort to put it on.

    I really appreciated all the Egghead cooks who were so generous with their time to answer all my questions about ownership (especially @Lake Conroe Egger, @loco_engr, Ron L., @Popsicle, Dan. G. and others) --- not to mention the amazing samples they turned out and kindly shared, to show the power of the BGE! (my shirt still has the sweet smoky smell from Frank C.'s sublime lamb chops!)

    I hope to soon take advantage of the EPP that I mentioned; looking forward to joining the cult of the Egg!
  • @JarrettTX Welcome to the forum Jarrett!  Make yourself at home.

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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.
    So a cook spends two or three hundred or more of his/her money to give away for no other reason than wanting to share their cooks and you are pissed that you didn't get in on the drawing. How was the food? Your admission didn't go to the cooks.
    He didn't say that the cooks didn't deserve to be in the raffle (which they obviously do). He said he didn't feel like he got what was advertised.  He probably also didn't realize that the cooks have to put up that much money.  No reason to thump him IMO.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown.

    Birmingham, AL
  • newegg13 said:
    LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.
    So a cook spends two or three hundred or more of his/her money to give away for no other reason than wanting to share their cooks and you are pissed that you didn't get in on the drawing. How was the food? Your admission didn't go to the cooks.
    He didn't say that the cooks didn't deserve to be in the raffle (which they obviously do). He said he didn't feel like he got what was advertised.  He probably also didn't realize that the cooks have to put up that much money.  No reason to thump him IMO.

    steven is cranky tonight. It's snowing like a bear North of Toronto so we should give him a break. Or not. He obviously has no idea what happens at an eggfest in TX when he lives off of pelt trading and reconditioning snow machine parts (when he is not selling himself into sin to indigenous peoples on seal hunts) .

  • Newegg13 just likes to argue. He does it for a living. He once tried to convince me that he could do a longer keg stand than I could.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,216
    nice to see everyone again, perfect size fest to mingle and be mingled..........lol

    Jason, thanks for the drink, much appreciated.   

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com
    ACGP, Inc.
  • LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.

    LDR

    I apologise for misunderstanding the intent of your post and my response. Alcohol may have been a factor

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.

    LDR

    I apologise for misunderstanding the intent of your post and my response. Alcohol may have been a factor

    Steve


    Then I also appologize for saying you recondition snow machine parts. That was out of line.

  • Saying booze was involved is like saying howdy doody has wooden balls.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • LDRLDR Posts: 145
    Hey all - starting a different thread - photos of fun at Plano
  • I appreciate that CT. It's just this waiting for the ice to form so I can go and club some baby seals that makes me cranky. Sorry

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,740

    I appreciate that CT. It's just this waiting for the ice to form so I can go and club some baby seals that makes me cranky. Sorry
    Hey, that reminds me of a joke (if I may indulge).

    So, a baby seal walks into a club....
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  • Batabatabatabatathwump!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.
    Speaking as a winner of one of the eggs, I can vouch that I did not cook. I had a number of errands for Saturday so I checked the website on Friday, saw they had drawings at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and although I got there early, I made it a point to stick around till 1:00 where I won. So, I can't say anything about the later drawings. 

    I enjoyed the eggfest very much. I thought the cookie dough stuffed jalapeno wrapped in bacon was the most original idea. Maybe next year I'll drag my new eff down there and cook :-)

  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Newegg13 just likes to argue. He does it for a living. He once tried to convince me that he could do a longer keg stand than I could.
    Guilty on both counts.  I can't remember who won that contest, so I guess we both won.

    On a serious note, I am a big fan of the good humor.  Cheers.  


    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown.

    Birmingham, AL
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Saying booze was involved is like saying howdy doody has wooden balls.
    This one is quotable.  I may or may not give you credit when I repeat it.   >:)
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown.

    Birmingham, AL
  • Saying booze was involved is like saying howdy doody has wooden balls.

    That would explain the hangover and the splinters. Mystery solved.

  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    Saying booze was involved is like saying howdy doody has wooden balls.
    That would explain the hangover and the splinters. Mystery solved.
    Bahahaha!
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown.

    Birmingham, AL
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,740
    I hope those weren't "mouth-splinters". :D
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    No City.

  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,826
    LDR said:
    Drove in for the Plano Eggfest, and was excited about the chance to win an egg. All the advertising I saw online talked about it. Then I saw a sign that said two of the three drawings would be limited to the cooks (1:00 and 3:00). Well, damn. So, made sure I was there for the 2:00 drawing and found out the 2:00 was limited to the cooks as well. Asked the announcer about it and he said only cooks could win the eggs. Maybe this aggravated me more that it should, but the raffle didn't seem to match up with the announcements.
    Hornhonk here. You are wrong. Please get your facts straight. We gave away three eggs, a medium and two smalls. I guess you showed up late. The medium was won by a guest.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 10,167
    I'm just disappointed I couldn't be there. Waiting on Salado....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapple said:
    I'm just disappointed I couldn't be there. Waiting on Salado....
    Don't count on Salado.  I sent Mickey a sawbuck because he said that would guarantee me a mini.  I think his cousin won the mini instead.   ~X(
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