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2012-04-25 / News
BBQ Cook-off Winners
(or, local boys beat the big boys)
Local BBQ purveyors beat the “big boy” professional traveling contestants from out of state in three of the five categories judged in the First Annual Alabama BBQ Cook-off and Festival last weekend. (See photos.)
Johnson’s Barbeque of Virginia Beach, Va. managed to pull off a win in the barbequed chicken category and the People’s Choice award, taken from interviews with the dining public. Cowboys Barbeque and Rib Company of Weatherford, Texas, the other professional competitor, was runner up in multiple categories but did not score a win.
Jeff McHan, of Fowler Springs Baptist Church won the banana pudding eating contest, but only after a run-off, ah...eat-off?...with Jonathan Smith of Pine Bluff Baptist Church.
Jason Carpenter of Susan Moore won the backyard BBQ cook-off.
Tommie Harris won the pie-eating contest.