co-staff-web-todd-baughmanMen, Smoke, Brisket, Billiards, Ping Pong, Corn Hole, and Competition are just some of the ingredients that add up to awesomeness.  On Wednesday, July 20, all of this is coming together in an epic multi-campus Men’s event for the Men’s BBQ Battle!  There will be over 200 guys attending, and it promises to be a great mens-bbq-battle-ticket-graphic-v3night.

We are even doing a special right now on registration (which closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19). Tickets are $10 each, or you can throw in four more bucks and bring another guy with you.  That’s two for just $14!

Guys will start showing up between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m., and we’ll snack on some very manly jalapeño-induced appetizers as well as test our skills in multi-campus battles of some great “tailgating” type games.  At 7:00 p.m. the brisket battle begins with our esteemed judges that include Church Elders, a Celebrity Chef, and of course, all guys who come will get to vote.  Plano Police, Collin County Sheriff’s Department (and really officers from anywhere) have been invited to eat for free and hang out, too!

The only thing thicker than the smoke might be the smack talk:

man-cave-cup-8x80“They might as well put En Español Campus on the cup now,” says Daniel Serrald (pit master from the En Español campus). “I’ve traveled the world studying BBQ techniques, and I plan on a Central Texas Brisket done with an Asian smoking technique.”

“Ya’ll probably shouldn’t even call it a competition,” said 544 Campus Pastor Jason Williams as he j-williamswent on and on gloating about Bryce Leach, his not-so-secret weapon (all the while mentally clearing a spot in his office for the Man Cave Cup!)

“Ribs, pulled pork, probably smoked tenderloin.  The judges won’t know what to do,” according to Steve Priess (the Sloan Creek BBQ Guru) as he prepared his menu in the planning stages.  “I’m bringing a team with me because at Chase Oaks, ‘We don’t go it alone,’” he added.

“No need to talk smack, I’ll let my brisket do the talking,” shared David Drueckhammer (the Legacy Campus pit master) in a calm, confident tone.

ufcfaceoff580x245The guys culminated the smack talk with a little face-off (UFC style) at a friendly lunch the other day.  Check out some of the pics.

Bottom line, this will be an event talked about for a loooong time.   So don’t miss out!  If you haven’t registered yet, do it now!  And I bet there’s also a buddy you’re thinking of that would enjoy this evening too—give him a call or a text and register today!


Men’s Retreat Preview

In addition, all guys who attend will also get a special preview and invitation to register for the upcoming Men’s Retreat at a discounted rate!

See you next to the grill!