The event was held at Westbend Vineyards and Brewery. The owner treated us like family. He even opened the restaurant he has under construction to us to use, even though we hadn't asked. He also told us only we were to use it and not let anyone else in. Here are some pics from us setting up on Friday.
It was a little windy and we lost one canopy to wind gusts on Friday and took the new 10x20 canopy down after the wind lifted it 6' in the air before slamming it back on the ground. Oddly enough, the BMW flag was the only thing that seemed to survive the wind.
Westbend Vineyards is in the process of converting this 150+ year old home into a restaurant. I hope to visit as a customer when they get it completed. It was beautiful inside and out.
The view from what will be the main dining room of the deck overlooking some younger vines.
Our menu for Saturday.
The cars starting to arrive. We watched the rental company erecting the giant beer garden tent in the wind on Friday. Those guys deserve combat pay for getting it done.
Lining up some of the vintage BMWs. There were a total of 305 vintage cars that made it to the event. The event organizer had told us to expect 250.
Our line was between 50 - 100 deep from 11am until 3pm. We ran out of brisket first, ribs 2nd, then mac and cheese. We got a lot of compliments on the food and ended with very little leftovers. We had 6 butts leftover when it was all said and done. The event organizer's biggest concern was that we would run out like last year so we over-delivered.
All in all we cooked 400 lbs of meat. 300 lbs of boston butt, 70 lbs of brisket, and 30 lbs of St. Louis spare ribs. With 364 transactions today, we served 498 plates and 904 unique items. We look forward to next year's event! As for me, I am ready for some rest.