As much as we all want to cook pigs and eat barbecue, the current COVID-19 crisis is having impacts on spring contests. We encourage each organizing committee to talk to your emergency management teams and local health department to make the decision that is best for your local community. We will support you in whatever […]

Around the World of BBQ

A barbecue love story

Carla Dail bought a pig cooker for her then-husband in 2006 and shortly after they began entering whole hog barbecue cookoffs. The barbecue community is nothing if not welcoming, and they found that every competitor was more than willing to offer advice and share their tips and tricks with the newcomers. As you can imagine, […]

Showtime’s Legit BBQ wins second state championship

Twenty-eight of the top whole hog barbecue cooks filled South Street in downtown Raleigh this weekend to compete for more than $7,000 in cash prizes and to be crowned the 2019 State Champion. After more than 24 hours of preparation, cooking and serving in unseasonably high temperatures, Kevin Peterson of Benson took home the top […]

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