Washington, DC – June 2005
“What the hell” we said. We had never cooked in a Memphis in May contest…this is where you are judged partly by the food in your “blind box”, and partly by judges that you serve on your site! Three judges come…one after the other….and they come to be impressed! They loved the Big Green Eggs, and were very interested in what they could do. They were also anxious to hear about Dizzy Pig rubs! It was a fantastic contest on the streets of DC. Well run. Well attended. Very HOT!!! Saturday was the DC Lottery Challenge with 3 categories: Chicken, Chef’s Choice Bed, Chef’s Choice Pork. All were blind box entries, and we acually did fairly well with a 3rd, 6th and tenth! The onsite ribs were fun, and even though we were practicing onsite presentations for the first time, we came in a respectable 16th place. Lots and lots of fun…but a lot of work on the streets in the heat. Jack’s Old South won it all, with Barnyard Roasters pulling right behind in second place.