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Jiggy with the Piggy names barbecue winners

KANNAPOLIS – Kansas City Barbecue judges spent Saturday afternoon very carefully judging 75 teams from five states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival.

One hundred judges from seven states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness.

Wolf’s Revenge was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $2,000. The Reserve Champion is Muttley Crew BBQ and they took home $1,500.  Highest Finish for a Cabarrus/Rowan County Team was Rockwell Smokehouse BBQ of Rockwell.

The Top Five:

Grand Champion: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ of Henrico, Va.

Reserve Champion: Muttley Crew BBQ of Apex.
Third – McAdoo Heights BBQ of Greensboro.

Fourth – Speaks for Itself of Kings Mountain.

Fifth – Hickory Barbeque Company of Shelby.

First place chicken – Southern Q of Zebulon.

First place pork ribs – Baloney Joes of Mooresville.

First place pork – Redneck Scientific of Clayton.

First place brisket – McAdoo Heights BBQ of Greensboro.

Other Competitive events of the festival included the People’s Choice Wing Contest and the People’s Choice Pork Contest. The winners for both of these events are listed below.

People’s Choice Wing Contest

First place –  Smokin Hillbillies of Rockwell (Pan 18)
Second place – Butts r Us of Waxhaw (Pan 42)
Third Place –  Carolina Que of Concord (Pan 50)

First place in the restaurant category – Sunshine Asian Cuisine of Kannapolis (Pan 24)
Second place – Main Street Pizza of Kannapolis (Pan 9)

People’s Choice Pork Contest

First place – Sauced of Denver, NC (Pan 17)
Second place – EB’s BBQ of Charlotte (Pan 2)
Third Place – Elite BBQ Smokers of Conway, SC (Pan 25)

Phil Bumgardener/philtography.net The dessert taste winner at Jiggy with the Piggy, from Palmetto Pitmasters of Moore, SC.

Dessert competition

First place, appearance – Kickin Ash of Kannapolis.

First place taste – Palmetto Pitmasters of Moore, SC.

Riot at Walnut Hill

The annual fundraiser for Bread Riot will be May 21, 3-7 p.m., at the Vista at Walnut Hill, located at 1090 Mountain Road, Cleveland.

Participants can visit two nearby farms on the way, Two Pigs Farm and Correll Farm, from 2-4 p.m.

The food will be catered by Divine Appetit. Local beer and wine will be available. This meal puts a spotlight on local farms. Meat, cheese, vegetables, beer and wine, even flour are sourced from local farmers and producers. Vegetarian options available.

Activities and music will also be available during the event.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children and will be available at the Salisbury-Rowan Farmer’s Market and through the Bread Riot website, www.breadriot.org. Only 300 tickets will be sold.

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