Mmm, smoke tri-tip!
Mmm, smoke tri-tip!
Presenting top honors to Travis
Presenting People's Choice honors to Kiel
Presenting the award for best side dish to Sarah
The Judges' Table
Family fun at Kearney Park

Tri-tip Cook-off: The results are in!

Posted by alisamanjarrez on May 20, 2010
Tagged: kearney park tastefresno tioga-sequoia brewing company tri-tip tri-tip cook-off whole foods winners

Thanks to everyone who came out to Kearney Park Saturday for our first Tri-tip Cook-off! It was all kinds of awesome. (Five days later, we have recovered from a delicious meat-induced coma...) The long awaited, highly anticipated tri-tip competition we'd been talking about since last year brought more than 75 people out to the park. The weather was perfect, the kids were happy, and the contestants brought their best for the main event. For more photos from the day, check out the Facebook page (PS: do you “like” us yet?) and be sure check out what some of our favorite local bloggers had to say:

So who makes the best tri-tip?


Tri-tip King: Travis Sheridan (here’s the winning recipe)
People’s Choice: Kiel Famellos-Schmidt (garlic tri-tip, anyone?)
Best Side Dish: Sarah Campbell (couscous salad with raisins, cranberries, pecans and parsely)

Congratulations, Tri-tip Cook-off Winners!

Each tri-tip was judged (by some amazing experts) on presentation, taste and texture. The People’s Choice and Best Side Dish competition were judged by everyone with a fork in hand.

Honorable Mentions
Each competitor brought a unique style and flavor to the competition!

  • Eric Breniman
  • Daniel Mourad
  • Tony Manjarrez
  • Mike Osequeda

Side Dish Entries:

Recipes pending... (hint, hint)

  • Brownie shots
  • Pasta salad
  • Caprese salad
  • Frijoles charros
  • Spinach salad
  • Waverly delights
  • Black bean avocado salad
  • Macaroni salad
  • Natali’s special rice
  • Enchiladas
  • Traditional mixed green salad

So now that the weather is warming up and the grills are coming out, what are some other side dish recipes you'd like to share? Do you have summer side dish staples you bring to every BBQ? Tell us!