Judgment Day is Near

If you happen to be in Lexington, NC this Saturday please drop by and say hello to your’s truly.  Just don’t interrupt me while I’m hard at work.  I’ll be among the dozens of lucky folks volunteering at the first annual Lexington BBQ Capital Cook-off, a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned cooking competition.  It will be my first experience judging barbecue as a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge and I am feeling the pressure already–am I worthy of grading others on their chicken, pork ribs, pork butt, and brisket?   

The cook-off should be a fun event to watch, but a word of warning: according to the Greensboro News & Record, “Because of health department regulations, those who attend the two-day event will not be able to taste the barbecue prepared by the teams during the competition.”  What a drag, and what a waste of pork.  The good news is that three of the competitors will be selling BBQ to hungry onlookers.  Read more about the event in the Greensboro News & Record or at the event website.  See you in Lexington!

4 Responses

  1. I’m a CBJ in San Francisco and will be flying in to judge the contests in Lexington and Edenton. We’re seeing more barbecue trucks and joints opening in Northern California as well as chefs trying their hand at whole hog. Time for me to try the original. This will be my first visit to North Carolina and I can’t wait! See you Saturday.

  2. Awesome that you will be in Lexington too. Look forward to meeting you.

  3. Nice meeting you today, Melanie. Enjoy your time in NC and do drop me a line to tell me how your trip turned out.

    More on today’s BBQ contest: http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20110422/News/304229985/-1/sports?Title=Rain-can-8217-t-dampen-barbecue-competitors-8217-fire

  4. Herb, nice meeting you too. Hope to bump into you again before long.

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