Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 Rib Cook-Off Recap

This year's Rib Cook-Off was a huge success! The weather cooperated and we had close to 600 people attend the event. The owners of A Full Plate and I couldn't be happier with the event, the participants and the food they grilled as well as the attendees.
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Here is a run-down on the judges final scores, as well as the crowd favorite. Judging was blind and each divisional category had a separate panel of three judges who gave each entry a score from 1 to 10 on Taste, Tenderness and Appearance.
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VEGETARIAN

Professional 1st Place = Q BBQ and Tequila Bar

Amateur 1st Place = Mediocre BBQ

BRISKET

Professional 1st Place = Q BBQ and Tequila Bar

ANYTHING GOES

Amateur 1st Place = Smokey Crossbones

RIBS

Professional 1st Place = Fran from Tower Investments

Amateur 1st Place = George Wells Meats

CROWD FAVORITE

Sonata

It was a stellar event thanks to the staff from A Full Plate and Home Slice, all of the volunteer judges who gave us their Saturday afternoon, Stoudt's Beer, ROOT liqueur and of course all the contestants who prepped long before competition day to put out their best ribs and other grilled fare. Check out all the pictures from the day, here.

We're definitely doing it again next year, so if you missed this legendary cook-off you can redeem yourself a year from now.

1 Comment:

  1. Gaetano said...
    The briskets, i can;t get them out of my head. The flavor comes to me in dreams. Every night I am mad with desire.

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