Saturday was a busy day for the team, Chef Rob spent all day prepping the entries for the contest while the rest of us tended to the hoards of hungry BBQ enthusiasts. The crowds lined up in front of our booth and the accolades continued to pour in. We could only hope the judges agreed with our new fans. By 4 O’clock all of the entries had been turned in, and every morsel of BBQ had been sold. All we had to do was wait for the results.
|The Fattie…A Green Chile Relleno filled with bacon and pepper jack cheese, wrapped with sausage, wrapped with a bacon lattice and smoked. How the heck does that get beat by a chicken wrap??|
As we gathered in the arena and anxiously awaited the results. They announced the winning Sauce..nothing, the winning Salsa…nothing, the winning Anything But…nothing. When they started announcing the meat categories we still did not get a call. “Nothing” was turning out to be the story of this contest. It wasn’t till we received the results sheets that the real heartbreak began. The Fattie was 2nd in the Anything But category and was beat out by a poblano chicken wrap. Then I was totally devastated to see that my Duke City Sweet Sauce sauce finished 2nd, just a measly 5 points out of first place. Over all we finished 29th, 3 spots down from last year.