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scrumptiouschef

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Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Mon, 10/24/11 10:37 AM (permalink)
The culmination of a years hard work came down to the $20,000 pay-off yesterday in Meridian Texas at the 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff. We rolled up there with high hopes for a full day of championship calibre eating and camaraderie and our visit did not disappoint.
As the week goes by we'll be putting up some pictures and ephemera from the event but for now here's a list of the winners and a note to barbecue lovers: we go to a lot of these cook offs and while all are a good time there are certain ones that shine like stars in the Texas sky.
This is one of the premiere Texas food parties and is not to be missed. Put it on your calendar for next year. The food and hospitality are top flight. Congratulations y'all.
Grand Champion: Amber King
Reserve Champion: Anthony Hernandez
Brisket
1. Anthony Hernandez, Los Primos BBQ
2. Lind Kola, Smokin K Ranch
3. Michell Wade, Nothin' Fancy
Pork Spare Ribs
1. Brad Caraway, Pit Rassler
2. David Reed, Bonkers BBQ
3. Micky Perkins, Fired up & Smokin
Top 5 points
Amber King
Anthony Hernandez
Brad Carraway
Danny Helms
Linda Kola
pic of one of the most interesting looking smokers we've ever seen http://www.scrumptiousche...ue-Cookoff-In-Meridian
 
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    JRPfeff

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    Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Mon, 10/24/11 11:19 AM (permalink)
    OK, whoopie!
     
    Are you Amber King? If so, congratulations.  If not, so what?
     
    Every other barbecue cook-off in the U.S.A. calls itself a national or state championship. If it ain't The Jack or The Royal, it is just another cook-off.
     
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      scrumptiouschef

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      Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Mon, 10/24/11 1:43 PM (permalink)
      Champ of Texas pit bosses=Champ of all pit bosses
       
       
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Tue, 10/25/11 4:10 AM (permalink)
        JRPfeff

        OK, whoopie!
        Are you Amber King? If so, congratulations.  If not, so what?
        Every other barbecue cook-off in the U.S.A. calls itself a national or state championship. If it ain't The Jack or The Royal, it is just another cook-off.

        He's a food blogger.
        Texans still think they're an independent nation, The United State of Texas. So, I guess they think they can have a national champion even though the rest of the world recognizes the KC Royal as the only authentic Natiional Championship BBQ Cookoff in the United States of America. 
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Tue, 10/25/11 4:13 AM (permalink)
          scrumptiouschef

          Champ of Texas pit bosses=Champ of all pit bosses

          Champ of Texas pit bosses = Champ of Texas pit bosses, that's all.
          I know you'll find this hard to believe but Life DOES exist outside TX!
           
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            wanderingjew

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            Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Tue, 10/25/11 8:52 AM (permalink)
            Foodbme


            scrumptiouschef

            Champ of Texas pit bosses=Champ of all pit bosses

            Champ of Texas pit bosses = Champ of Texas pit bosses, that's all.
            I know you'll find this hard to believe but Life DOES exist outside TX!


            When it comes to Egocentricity, Texas has nothing on Rhode Island.
            Rhode Islanders put themselves on the same level as NYC or Boston, as far as Rhode Islanders are concerned nothing else exists (or whatever else exists is not worthwhile)
             
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              scrumptiouschef

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              Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Tue, 10/25/11 11:50 AM (permalink)
              Life does exist outside Texas
              That's why we go to New Orleans a few times a year
               
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                Glenn1234

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                Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Tue, 10/25/11 2:00 PM (permalink)
                 
                Come on guys.  It seems you're taking this too seriously.  It was just a fun title, with its associated local pride. 
                 
                 If we're going to get all technical, then why doesn't the WORLD Series have the Cuban, Japanese, or Dominican Republic teams involved?   (By the way, the Cuban team did play the Oriioles in 2 exhibition games several years ago.  They split, winning 1 game each.  Surprisingly, each team won their away game in the other country they were visiting.).  
                  Why is the Superbowl champ crowned "WORLD Champions"?  What about the CFL teams?   
                NBA WORLD Champs?  Really?  The Europeans have leagues, too. 
                 
                And it could go on ......
                 
                Glenn
                 
                 
                <message edited by Glenn1234 on Tue, 10/25/11 2:01 PM>
                 
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                  joerogo

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                  Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Tue, 10/25/11 2:37 PM (permalink)
                  scrumptiouschef, You can put some of your Q in front of me anytime.
                   
                  Congrats....Champ!
                   
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                    scrumptiouschef

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                    Re:Amber King Is Grand Champion 2011 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian Tx Wed, 10/26/11 12:18 PM (permalink)
                    We remain lighthearted. And that national cook off in Meridian this weekend was incredible. 200 teams from across Texas competed in this invitation only affair.
                     
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