Grill’n and Chill’n BBQ Cook Off helps raise funds for South Charlotte Dog Rescue

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The Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook Off, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, was held on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 during the annual Autumn Treasures Festival in Downtown Waxhaw.  With more than 30 teams from all over the Carolinas, competition was fierce among the 6 categories: People’s Choice, Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Pork Butt.  This year, they raised over $3,500 for the South Charlotte Dog Rescue and gave out some big money prizes including $1000 to the Reserve Champion and $2000 to the Grand Champion.  Winners included: People’s Choice: Screaming Night Hog; Pork Butt: Smoke and Brew Mafia; Chicken: Contagious Q; Ribs: Smoke Monster BBQ; Pulled Pork: Smoke and Brew Mafia; Brisket: Smoke and Brew Mafia; Reserve Champion: Contagious Q; and Grand Champion: Under the Radar BBQ.  Mickey and Sybill Williams were the Kansas City BBQ Society representatives at the competition.

Smokin’ Peppers BBQ crew includes Phillip Clark, Pit Master (center left), and Kam (center right) with their volunteer helpers Dan (left) and Issac (right) with Parkwood AFJROTC.
The Manley Family – Owen, Emily, Stanley (dog), and Chris, are from Waxhaw, and are friends of Phillip Clark, of Smokin’ Pepper’s BBQ. Owen is 2 months and his favorite BBQ is Smokin Peppers!
Larry and Phillip Burgess with Q & Stew BBQ Team. “We had a great time and saw a lot of people today.”
A large group of friends, both new and old, came downtown to enjoy the BBQ Cook Off and Autumn Treasures. Crowd favorites were: Baloney Joe’s BBQ and Bayou Poker Smoker.
Left – Arnie Howard, of Baloney Joe’s BBQ from Moorseville, came for the BBQ test. “I compete in as many [cook-off’s] in the local areas as possible. Waxhaw has a great contest, great location, and for a good cause, South Charlotte Dog Rescue.” Right – Michelle and Jason Hardee, with Elite BBQ Smokers, came from Conway, SC. “We’ve done this every year and we love Waxhaw!”
Eric Lambeth and John Adkins with Smoke and Brew Mafia from Asheboro came to Waxhaw for the second time this year. “It’s a great time of the year and we love downtown Waxhaw.” Smoke and Brew Mafia won 1st place for their Pulled Pork and Brisket.
The trophies and medals stand ready to be handed out during Waxhaw’s Grill’n and Chill’n BBQ Cook Off.
The Grand Champion trophy was awarded to Under the Radar during 2018’s Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook Off.
All of the winner’s from Waxhaw’s 2018 Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook Off, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society.
Grand Champion Under the Radar (left and center) and Reserve Champion Contagious Q (right) pose with their trophies and one of the dogs available for adoption from the South Charlotte Dog Rescue.
Top 5 Winners of the Pork Butt category at 2018 Waxhaw’s Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook Off pose with their trophies, medals, and puppies available for adoption from the South Charlotte Dog Rescue.
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Tara Botero
A. Tara Botero was born and raised in the South but only recently moved to Waxhaw, NC in November 2014. She has a horse, Cooper, with whom she spends many hours on the trails. Tara has been in love with photography for over 20 years and joined Tri-W News as a photographer and reporter in August 2016.