Friday, July 22, 2016

City Wide Annual BBQ

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

The 3rd Annual City Wide BBQ is in the books! This BBQ is my favorite company event every year, as I get to welcome the team and their growing families into my home/backyard, and we are able to take a break from our busy work lives to enjoy great company.

In the past couple years we’ve found ourselves deep in competition, playing HORSE or Four Square on my basketball court. There was some competition this year, but the underlying theme was just great conversation and getting caught up with each other on life outside the office. 

With every good BBQ event, comes a ton of food and we had no shortage.  My wife is the MVP of the event, having peeled over 40 hard-boiled eggs to be smoked and deviled, cooking up her homemade mac n cheese, and making a mega pile of coleslaw and potato salad.  All I had to do was wake at the crack of dawn, 4am, and fire up the smokers.  By 5am, the pork shoulder and brisket was on and went to rest.  The food disappeared and we all socialized into the evening. 

Aaron challenged Greg to a cribbage match.  Then, I played the winner, which was Aaron, and was whooped!  As the only measurable competitive event of the party, Aaron Bowen has won himself the traveling City Wide Cup!  Congrats to Aaron, and glad that nearly the entire office was able to attend this year!