First responders have tough decisions in Anything Goes BBQ competition

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[August 26, 2013]     Send a link to a friend 

Last year the Up in Smoke barbecue competition added an Anything Goes competition to the mix, and it turned out to be a very popular event.

This year the competition returned, and once again the cooks of the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition brought their best to the table for area first responders. 

In all, 13 teams competed in this year's event. The judging was divided into four tables with five judges at each table. Judges consisted of members from the city of Lincoln and Lincoln Rural fire departments, Lincoln Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, and Logan County Emergency Management Agency.

The KCBS provided one captain for each table. Entries were judged on three criteria: presentation, taste and sauce. In addition, each entry was required to incorporate watermelon into their presentation.

It took a lot of admiring of the artistry as well as a lot of tasting, but in the end the judges made their decisions and the winners were announced.

In this year's competition, the following entries took top honors:

First place:  All in Que, with team members John Laften and Judy Woodard from Mason City
Second place:  Rip Tip Tuesday, with team members Nic Safranek and Tim Turrell from Bloomington
Third place:  Smoke Em if You Got Em, with team members Ron Merritt, Rick Freed and Chad Emberton of Lincoln

Pictures by Lisa Ramlow





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