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MN BBQ Society featured in an article in the St. Cloud Times
Minnesota barbecue competitions heat up
For a growing group of Minnesotans, barbecue isn't just for dinner anymore — it's a competition.
Minnesota Barbecue Society president Ross Bowen said there's a record 10 sanctioned barbecue competitions in the state and a growing number of amateur "backyard" competitions that are more laid back. Seven years ago, there was only one sanctioned competition in Minnesota. ... View full article
MN BBQ Society featured in an article in the StarTribune
Minnesota's BBQ Society has an appetite for judges
BBQ competitions are a world of fussy rules, surprising decorum, naughty team names, forbidden kale and way too much to eat.
OWATONNA, MINN. – The table captain tilted the Styrofoam box before each of the six judges-in-training, waiting for the mute nod that they’d seen enough of the pork ribs within. A few, not yet masters of the poker face, reacted to the sight of kale under the BBQ, but a raised finger from the captain kept them from saying a word. ... View full article