What a wonderful time to live in Reno. The Best of the West Rib cookoff starts at 11am today and I can't wait. Lots of great rib cookers from all over the country will be providing my belly with lots of happiness this week! Funny thing is, since i started spending time here at SMF my ribs have gotten so damned good that im not nearly as excited for this even as i was in the past. It used to be my only opportunity for great ribs all year and now I can produce them every day on my own. This year im just excited to go and see if mine are good enough to compete! Of course i only put out about 10 racks at a time while these guys provide food for around 500,000 people over the course of the next 5 days.