Local BBQ team wins Rib Fest title
The Carolina Smokin’ John’s BBQ team from Winston-Salem is the 2013 Grand Champion Winner of the 9th Annual Texas Pete Twin City Rib Fest, which drew rib cookers from across the region to downtown Winston-Salem from June 6-9.
Carolina Smokin John’s competition BBQ team took the prize by beating a host of other pitmasters, including ones from Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas.
This was the first year that Smokin John’s BBQ Team participated in the Rib Fest. John Young, pitmaster for Smokin John’s BBQ, said this was an awesome accomplishment. His team has been active in BBQ competitions in North Carolina and plan to include events in South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia in their schedule. Young said he and his team will be back next year to defend their title and represent Winston-Salem.
Carolina Smokin John’s BBQ Team also won the Home Boy trophy for best North Carolina contestant.