Here are some out-takes from our time with Uncle Ted.
Chase Creek Smokehouse is the final stage to send off our 9 month effort to send bbq to our loyal soldiers, airmen, marines, and navy/coast guard seamen.
One May 14th we are all headed to Chase, MI for the Blessing of the Bikes weekend fund raiser to get our last push to win. Here are some of the items you could win while eating great food with us:
On display now at Henry dealer Al & Bob’s Sports on S. Division in Grand Rapids, MI.
.30/30 & a Brass with Octagon Barrel
Action Type Lever Action
Capacity 5 rounds
Barrel Length 20″
Weight 7 lbs.
Stock Deluxe checkered American walnut with rubber buttpad
Sights Fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear with brass beaded front
Features Swivel Studs
Model Number H009B
Weight 8.3 lbs.
Stock Straight-grip American Walnut with buttplate
.45-70 Lever Action Octagon
Model Number H010B
Action Type Lever Action Repeater
Capacity 4 rounds, Brass drilled and tapped for a Weaver 63B mount
Barrel Length 22″ Octagonal, 1:20″ Rate of Twist
Weight 8.10 lbs.
Stock Straight-grip American Walnut with brass buttplate
Sights Fully adjustable semi-buckhorn rear, and brass beaded front sight
Receiver Brass drilled and tapped for a Weaver 63B mount
From Gerrit’s Appliance
The Timber Ridge Backyard Host
Rather than take up more precious counter space, the Timber Ridge Backyard Deep Fryer ($700) can provide you with golden brown deliciousness anytime you want on a massive scale, as long as you don’t mind cooking outside. Thanks to push-button electric ignition, it’s dead simple to use and there’s no need to have fire on hand. The company’s signature Clean Flow oil-filtration system also lets you reuse its restaurant grade 9 gallon cooking oil reservoir up to 50 times over, while a precision temp controls ensure your food fries perfectly.
Cycle Gear from Village Motorsports
The good folks at Village Motorsports are sending up a bunch of cool cycle gear to help out. General manager Brad Schroeder wants everyone involved to understand their commitment to our troops. Wait until you see this.
Bonefish Grill of Grand Rapids
Managing partner and chef, Mike Thorpe is sending up gift cards, golf shirts, golfers accesories, and dinner packages totaling over $1,200.00 to help in this last drive. Bonefish Grill loves grillin’ and our troops.
Stormy Kromer has donated a bunch of their classic hats with the GI BBQ logo. These fine Michigan Made hats will also be raffled off so this is your last chance to get one. Total value of this donation is near $4,000.00. Wow, you gotta love Stormy. We sure do.
Arcadia Ales is donating some very cool Beer Gear to the effort. Arcadia is originally from Battle Creek and now has a giant brewing production facility in Kalamazoo. If you have not tried a Whitsun, you’re missin’ out buddy.
There are going to be more folks adding things to auction. The point is, this is going to be a day to honor the men and women who selflessly dedicate themselves to protecting us all. Can you just give up a Saturday? We promise it to be fun and you may just be a winner.
Chase Creek is also donating a buck ($1) from every beer sold to the kitty. We can’t wait.
Let’s not forget the other major donors:
Original Juan, Kansas City, MO. $15,000 worth of American Stockyard BBQ sauce.
Fat Daddy BBQ Spice from Boise, Idaho
Parker Pure Mountain Charcoal. Four skids of America’s finest lump charcoal from Tennessee.
Perferated Tube, Dave Doezema, for providing warehousing for all this product. Ada, MI.
ABS, American BBQ Systems, Kansas City, MO for donating a portion of the cost for 3 Judge Smokers valued at over $18,000 and costing us lest than $13,000.
The Meritage Group of restaurants from Grand Rapis, MI donated $3,300.00 in cash. These folks run all the Wendy’s in west Michigan and own The Twisted Rooster, Freighters, and The Crooked Goose.
As well as Air Force Moms in Kansas City who collected a very large box of candy.
There are more and if we left you out, please forgive us. This task has been a bit overwhelming to bring together with just a few volunteers.
Tucked away on the Rails to Trails that goes from Reed City to Baldwin, this classy smokehouse can lay down food that is mind blowing. Perfect for a road trip, snowmobile trip, blessing of the bikes. Shoot, it’s just fun.
It’s a block South of US 10 in Chase at 7143 S Depot St, Chase, MI 49623
The great people at Chase Creek Smokehouse have donated 40 – $25 gift cards for immediate purchase.
To get these cards, just follow the link below.
This Thursday Yo. What are you doing? Maybe you can eat with us at Uccello’s in Rockford. From 5-9pm, all meal and drink orders qualify for a 15% donation by Uccello’s to G.I.BBQ. Just download this flyer and bring it in. Now that isn’t so hard is it. See, you do have the heart for our troops. See you there.
With five locations in the greater Grand Rapid’s area, Uccello’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Sports Lounge has something for everyone. Open 11 am to 2 am everyday, Uccello’s offers a mouth watering combination for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night hunger. Our kitchen stays open until 1:30 am for dine in, 1:00 am for take out, 7 days a week!
Here is a way to help with funding our effort to feed the troops some bbq for Christmas. You can enjoy the Red Wings and help us feed our troops. Too easy.
Download this form and make a difference at work. God bless.
How would you like to be part of the coolest BBQ event in the world? We want to bring BBQ to our troops and need your help. We are trying to raise $28,000 to buy a Texas Gator Pit Smoker, a pallet of sauce, a pallet of bbq spices, several skids of great lump charcoal, and a full pallet of good old American Beef Brisket.
Operation G I BBQ is sanctioned by Operation Injured Soldier, a 501-3C that is involved with helping wounded soldiers returning home. These good folks are parting with The Grillin’ Guys radio show to raise money to make sure some tired, lonely, and under duress troops of ours have a nice BBQ Christmas present.
Please help us raise awareness by sharing this with friends. Let’s overwhelm our troops with Peace, Love, and BBQ.
Here is where you can donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=73HUET7LE2AKL