Sunday, April 15, 2012

The New York City Barbecue Cookoff

Whether you’re a grilling fiend or you just hope to get some of the leftovers, you might want to catch the New York City Barbecue Cookoff being held at Staten Island’s Historic Richmond Town on April 22.  It’s actually the first time that a New York contest is being sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, which is America’s largest bbq and grill organizations.

One day before the Barbecue Cookoff, if that’s not enough, Historic Richmond Town will also be hosting the third annual New York City Chili Cookoff! Executive director of the two events, Ed Wiseman, said,

“I think the urban snobbery is gone. When it comes to food and great eats, the walls are breaking down.”
During the Barbecue Cookoff, teams will be competing in four categories that include chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket.  Of the twenty teams that are signed up, there will be a $2500 grand prize and the chance to get into two of the country’s hottest grilling contests: the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City, Mo., and the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tenn.

Certainly, the cookoff will be a sight to behold – and one to taste if you’re lucky!