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Winners for 28th Annual 'Praise the Lard' BBQ contest

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  • 'Praise the Lard' BBQ Cook-off underway in Murphsyboro

    'Praise the Lard' BBQ Cook-off underway in Murphsyboro

    Friday, September 25 2015 6:16 AM EDT2015-09-25 10:16:06 GMT
    Friday, September 25 2015 6:37 AM EDT2015-09-25 10:37:02 GMT
    (Source: KFVS12 Matt Fluegge)(Source: KFVS12 Matt Fluegge)
    The 28th annual Praise the Lard 2015 Murphysboro Barbecue Competition is underway for the first time since the city was named as The Barbecue Capitol of Illinois. Competitors will surround the 17th Street BBQ restaurant, and line 17th street itself from Pine St. to Walnut St.Barbecue competitions take center stage on Friday and Saturday with events sanctioned by both the Kansas City Barbecue Society and Memphis Barbecue Network. The top team will win $25,000. The ev...
    The 28th annual Praise the Lard 2015 Murphysboro Barbecue Competition is underway for the first time since the city was named as The Barbecue Capitol of Illinois. Competitors will surround the 17th Street BBQ restaurant, and line 17th street itself from Pine St. to Walnut St.Barbecue competitions take center stage on Friday and Saturday with events sanctioned by both the Kansas City Barbecue Society and Memphis Barbecue Network. The top team will win $25,000. The ev...
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One of the most anticipated competitions on the barbecue circuit, The Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off hosted by 17th Street Barbecue, took place this weekend, September 24-26.

Seventy-one teams from 17 states set up camp around the 17th Street Barbecue Warehouse to compete for Grand Champion bragging rights and share of $25,000 in prize money. Over 200 Judges, volunteers and ambassadors traveled from 15 states.

Named by Food & Wine magazine as one of America’s top 20 barbecue cities, Murphysboro and 17th Street Barbecue are prime barbecue destinations.

Winning teams received original trophies of one-of-a-kind hand blown glass apples exclusively commissioned for The Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off by the Douglass School Art Place in Murphysboro. The two Grand Champions each received a chainsaw-carved pig from Bear Tracks in Brownsville, Illinois.

MBN Grand Champion:

  • Victory Lane BBQ
  • Pass Down 3 Taxi Guys
  • KCBS Grand Champion: Gilly’s BBQ
  • KCBS Reserve Grand Champion: Q-Bones 
  • Apple of Our Eye — Wil-B-Que
  • Townsend Spice Kids’ Que 3rd Place Meat Head Maddie’s – John Voss and Madison Voss

2nd Place Backdraft BBQ

  • Ethan Grob

1st Place You’ve Got the Wong Guy

  • Ava Wong and Madison Guy

Brews Brothers Taproom Best Bloody Mary 

  • Lisa Keller 
  • 3 Taxi Guys

Fish Contest First Place

  • TR’s Up In Smoke 

Wings Contest First Place

  • TR’s Up In Smoke

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