I am very late in promoting this event–alas, “real life” has gotten in the way lately–but I wanted to let y’all know about the first ever Bull City BBQ Classic. The pork shoulder and pork rib cooking competition takes place this weekend in… you guessed it, Durham (aka the Bull City). The event is affiliated with Refiner’s Fire Community Church, which is a damn near perfect affiliation for a barbecue contest. (Other good BBQ church names might include Holy Hickory Episcopal, Outside Brown Baptist, the Church of the Latter Day Whole Hogs, or Barbecue Presbyterian Church.)
The event takes place at Refiner’s Fire Community Church’s parking lot at 1003 E. Main Street on Saturday. Cooks will compete for pork rib and pork shoulder prizes, as judged by a three-celebrity panel: Michael Reese with 103.9 Radio Station, Anthony Wilson with ABC 11 and Dan Hill with Hill Chesson Insurance Company. You’ll notice that your’s truly is conspicuously absent from this panel, but maybe next year I’ll get called on.
Judging begins at 11 a.m. and awards will be handed out by 2 p.m.; what happens in those three hours is anyone’s guess. For more information, including seeing if you can enter the competition last-minute, contact Renee Brown at brownrr9 @ gmail.com