KCBS Competition Season in the Carolinas

The KCBS competition season in the Carolinas officially kicked off on April 20th in Kings Mountain, NC with the Kings Mountain Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off.  Nestled on the grounds of the walking track at the Kings Mountain Fire Museum approximately 35 minutes west of Charlotte, this event regularly draws some of the best teams in the region.  This year was no exception, as 2012 reigning KCBS Team of the Year 3 Eyz BBQ made the trip down from Maryland to compete for a portion of the $10,400 prize money along with 54 additional teams, including regional juggernauts such as Two Old Men and a Grill and Checkered Pig.

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Jesse Black’s “My American Royal”

Last weekend one of the most prestigious sets of BBQ competitions took place – the American Royal Invitational and Open contests.  Going to this contest has been on my BBQ bucket list ever since getting into the world of BBQ.  Until I get to do so, I’ll just have to live vicariously through others.  Big Al of Canadian Bakin’ BBQ Team wrote about his experiences competing at the contest last week.  Today I’m absolutely thrilled to present a new perspective about the American Royal experience.  Let’s check out “My American Royal” by Jesse Black of Thermoworks.

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