Sweet Smoke Q Wins Smokin’ at the Suwannee BBQ Competition

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Jim Elser, Holly Harvard and Holly’s daughter Lexi Sweet Smoke Q Wins Smokin’ at the Suwannee BBQ Competition, July 25, 2015 in Live Oak, FL. This contest finished out the 2015 Competition season for the Florida BBQ Association. Although this win helped in points, it just wasn’t enough to take the Team of the Year award again. Sweet Read the full article…

Just Blowing Smoke Takes the Title at Brookhaven BBQ Bash

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by Jim Sewell, Vice President Georgia Barbecue Association The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) invaded the metro Atlanta area for the Brookhaven BBQ Bash as part of the Brookhaven Soccerfest on the Fourth of July weekend.  The weekend started with on again/off again showers throughout the day Friday.  By Saturday morning, it had turned into a Read the full article…

Perfect Pork Brings Home the Bacon for Buffalos BBQ in Okemah

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Next stop on the Oklahoma Barbecue Society’s Team of the Year tour was the Ofuskee Firefighters Wildfire Cookoff in Okemah, Oklahoma.  Located in central Oklahoma just off Interstate 40, this tiny town was named for Kickapoo Indian Chief Okemah noted for his honesty, integrity and uprightness.  In Native American, the word Okemah means “High Man”.  Read the full article…

News from RMBBQA

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BBQ contests are coming in on a weekly basis in the Rocky Mountain region. A couple of these contests, Frisco and Leadville, are located at some of the highest altitudes in Colorado. Frisco is just over 9,000 feet and Leadville is just over 10,000 feet in altitude. It’s quite a challenge to cook BBQ or Read the full article…

Building a better contest – Euharlee Covered Bridge ‘Que

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People’s Choice winner Buddy Goodwin of Big Pig, Inc. sharing some of his meats with CBJ’s Arthur and Patricia Stark This month we’ll take a look at some of the issues that frequently spark criticism of KCBS events, and how one contest has attempted to address them. We’re not talking about the scoring system or Read the full article…