The major U.S. Invitationals were fruitful for Prairie Smoke... First was the American Royal in Kansas City, which provided us with a Pork award and Brisket award, with Overall finishes in the top 20% of teams. Most recently, we visited Lynchburg, TN for the 4th time at the Jack Daniels World Championships... We cleaned up! We got called to the stage for FIVE awards, including a repeat World Championship 1st Place in the Chef's Choice category. We will cater this dish for smaller groups! Other highlights include a 5th place Brisket, and 5th place BBQ sauce - poured straight out of the bottle and doctored up with a little of the local product.
A beautiful summer in Western Canada, and some great results from the contest world... Highlights include Grand Championships in Edmonton and Chilliwack, and a perfect 180 score at the Montana State BBQ Championships. Ribfest highlights: Peoples Choice, 1st Place Ribs, 1st Place sauce awards in Surrey, Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Victoria.
We received our first shipment of our signature BBQ sauce... available at Ribfests for the rest of the summer. Retail bottles will be available once we get through the label design process.
We were very fortunate to be invited to the 25th Anniversary of the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational BBQ in Lynchburg, TN. We won big this time! Prairie Smoke & Spice managed to win first place in the Home Cookin' from the Homeland category, with a score high enough to finish first in the Chef's Choice category as well!
A couple more Grand Championships! The first was in Saskatoon - Toontown Smokedown, along with the first Saskatoon Ribfest! In August we cooked in Surrey, BC for the North Surrey Auto Mall Car-B-Que, and won our 4th consecutive GC of 2013!
Our 3rd competition of the year, this time much closer to home in Moose Jaw, SK - the first annual Sidewalk Days Bootleg BBQ Championships. Another Grand Championship - our 10th since 2009!
Our second competition brought us to Surrey, BC for the Cloverdale Rodeo. We managed to defend our 2012 title with a Grand Champion win! We also won Best Ribs at the Ribfest, also running throught the weekend.
We had a great kick-off to the 2013 competition season with a Reserve Grand Champion win at the Big Red Barn Burner in Chilliwack, BC!
Our 2013 BBQ classes are set... a few of them anyway! New this year is an in-depth, advanced competition BBQ class showing all the techniques we use in a real competition setting. Details HERE.
We have been invited to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas - one of only a few Canadian teams competing.
We had a great trip down to Kansas City for the American Royal. We are thrilled to have been called for two awards! We placed 12th with our Pork in the Invitational (150 Grand Champion teams) and 18th place Chicken in the Open event (500+ teams).
We have had a successful season at Western Canadian Ribfests -winning Best Ribs and People's Choice at every one! We have lots of new fans in Edmonton, Kamloops, and Vancouver. Thank you all!
Beginning May 28, we will have our BBQ for sale on the streets of downtown Regina! We'll have the Smoke Wagon set up serving fresh pulled pork, brisket, and whatever other fun treats we can find! Check out all the details HERE.
We drove 20 hours out to Surrey, BC for the first annual Cloverdale Rodeo Cowboy Cookoff - at 30 teams it's the second largest BBQ competition in Canada. We managed to win the Grand Champion title with awards in brisket, pork, chicken, and the Chef's Challenge category featuring Johnston's bacon.
We have returned from our second trip to the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue with another big award. We are proud to announce that our pork entry finished in 2nd place in a field of 90 of the best teams in the World, narrowly missing first place by a half point.
Once again, Prairie Smoke & Spice came out on top at the first major Ribfest in Western Canada - winning first place with our ribs in both categories! We were the People's Choice winner and the best ribs as determined by a panel of judges at the PNE Ribfest in Vancouver.
Two competitions back to back - first over the long weekend we returned to Whistler, BC to defend our Canadian National BBQ title - where we finished in 6th place overall just 1 point away from Reserve Grand Champion. Highlights included 3rd place in Ribs and 2nd place in the Budweiser King of the Grill event. On August 7 we competed in the inaugural "Battle of the BBQ's in North Battleford, SK and once again were crowned Grand Champions!
We have added a new smoker to our collection! Our new wood-fired pit is one of the biggest in North America, and will cook 220 racks of ribs or enough pulled pork for 2800 sandwiches! There is no event that's too big for Prairie Smoke & Spice!
We have returned from Lynchburg, TN - home of the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue. We held our own with the best BBQ teams in the World. Our chicken entry finished in 12th place, our dessert in 13th place, and we left with an overall finish of 53rd place out of 78 teams. We had an amazing time and will work hard to earn a return invitation!
August 29, 2010:
What an amazing month... 3 competitions, 3 Grand Championships! We picked up the most recent wins in Saskatoon, SK and Morden, MB.
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