Graue Inc. Invitational BBQ contest May 3
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Chris Graue, general manager of
Graue Chevrolet Buick Cadillac in Lincoln, has announced that the
Graue Inc. Invitational BBQ contest will be on May 3 at the Graue
dealership on North Kickapoo Street in Lincoln.
The event is to increase awareness of competition barbecue and allow
local people who are not certified barbecue judges to try what the
competition barbecue teams are presenting for a contest.
was presented by Ken Tappendorf, a local barbecue cook who has
participated in "Up In Smoke on the Square" all three years.
"Ken approached me last year and posed the suggestion to hold the
event here at the dealership to draw traffic to Graue Inc.," Graue
said. "We decided to ask local teams that the general public would
be familiar with. One of the requirements to participate is that
you've had to either compete in either 'Up In Smoke on the Square,
KCBS,' or the 'Backyard' contest to be invited to participate."
There will be two lines of judging — a people's choice award and
Kansas City Barbeque Society-style blind-box judging. The people's
choice will allow the general public to sample chicken or pork loin
and vote for their favorite. A small contribution for voting will
benefit the Humane Society of Logan County. The KCBS-style voting
will be done similar to a sanctioned KCBS contest, where the
competitors submit entries in a "blind box" to be judged by
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Teams will set up on the Saturday morning of the contest, and
there will be a cooks' meeting at 7:45 a.m. The general public is
invited to come out, vote on their favorite team and talk barbecue
cooking with the best in Logan County.
"We hope to have eight to 10 teams," Graue said.
Currently, the following teams will be participating:
Dave and Wade Kaesebier
Lynn Turner and Rod Schleder
Chris Graue and Jim Bishop
Doug Ritterbush and Duane Petty
There will be no admission charge, but for those wanting to
sample and judge, for a contribution you will be able to judge a
sample from each team. A $5 donation gets you eight samples of
either chicken or pork loin, or $10 for both.
All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Logan County.
[Text from news release from Graue Chevrolet Buick Cadillac]