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Contest Recap: Great American Barbecue

Great American Barbecue FestivalOnce again the Great American Barbecue was a great weekend to spend cooking outdoors. This year the organizers bumped the date up to be the week before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. This gave the competition teams the chance to still compete in this great contest, and also be able to spend some valuable family time over the long weekend. Burnt Finger BBQ came out of the weekend with calls in 4 of 8 categories we entered, and two local Kansas City teams walked away with Grand Championships in each of KCBS contests.

Congratulations to our friends from Big Creek BBQ and Boondoogle BBQ for taking home the GC honors in the Open and Invitational contests!!! Out of all the teams competing that weekend, these guys were placed right next to each other and split of the cost of a Johnny. As Bob from Boondoogle says “Teams that *hit together win together!” Nice work gentlemen!

Big Creek BBQ and Boondoggle BBQ

Our team, Burnt Finger BBQ, didn’t quite walk away with hardware of that caliber, but we were darn close. Our dessert posted a perfect score from all 6 judges….but so did one other team’s entry. First place came down to a coin toss, and we lost. That’s okay though, 2nd place and perfect score honors still make for a fantastic weekend. Special thanks to our cheesecake queen Katherine Bresette for another strong showing!

2nd Place Cheesecake

Our other calls were 14th in beans, 16th in vegetables, and 13th in pork in a field of 190 teams.

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