Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2016 Smoke in the 'Boro - Barbecue Cooking Competition

Don Price, owner of Pimp My Pig,
won the Anything Butt Contest
2016 Event Flyer
The family-oriented fun associated with competitive barbecue cooking is causing quite an aroma of success for Walterboro. Good weather on Friday evening and Saturday at lunchtime helped bring in a record crowd to this event that was the vision of Wayne Keith. During this third edition of Smoke In The Boro, brought to fruition by The Colleton Center and Coastal Electric’s Operation Round Up, the most cooking teams to date came to town from Georgia and the Carolina’s to be judged against the best of the best.

Choosing a non-protein menu item seemed to work well for the Pimp My Pig team from Batesburg-Leesville in S.C., producing a blueberry cheesecake the smoked the competition by winning the Friday night cook off. Owner Dean Price was proud of his prize and went on to cook some tasty cue the next day too. There is a People’s Choice winner on Friday and that went to team Smoke-N-Carolina and pitmaster Mark Spurling for their flavorful chicken wings.

Gotta Love 'Dem Ribs
The winning team on Saturday for Smoke In The Boro is All Smoked Up from Lexington, S.C., led by pitmaster Gary Taylor. Coming in second place is Backwoods Bar-B-Que led by Gene Culbertson. Its worth noting that this team is the 2015 State Champion according to the S.C. BarbecueAssociation, which shows that the best teams are coming to cook in Walterboro. Third place goes to Ultimate Tailgaters BBQ from Aiken, S.C. and pitmaster Chris Fulmer.

To read the feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries about Smoke In The 'Boro click on 2015

To view past blog entries about cooking click on Camp Chef - Dead Meat TV - Charleston Cooks! - Palmetto BBQ and Brew - CCA Convention - Tony Chachere

Gar Linder organized the Monster Truck and Car Show

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