Last year, I got to be a judge for Grillin’ and Chillin’ on Main in Waxhaw, NC. Last year was the first year that the event was sanctioned by KCBS, and it was a very well run event from the judge’s perspective. I got to participate in the event this year (October 12-13), but now on the other side of the coin.
When I utter the words “Carolina style BBQ sauce”, what comes to mind? If you said tang, then continue reading…
Whenever I go to judge various KCBS competitions, I like to also go around and check out the various vendors and booths that are set up as well. Back in October during the KCBS competition in Waxhaw, NC (read a review of it here), one of the vendors I came across was a local BBQ sauce maker — Seth Land of Southern Staple Foods. Lucky for me, he was handing out samples of his sauce. One taste, and I knew that this sauce was good stuff. We chatted for a while, and he was kind enough to give me a bottle of his sauce to review. So I present to you Proud Piggy BBQ Sauce!
First off, I owe a great big thank you to my wonderful wife! This contest fell on our wedding anniversary, and she was still okay with me going to judge. She rocks!!