Gary Maddox BBQ Winners

Carolina Blue and Bomb Bomb BBQ were the winners in the restaurant division and Blind Pig BBQ was the big winner in the Grill Master’s category at Saturday’s Garry Maddox BBQ Challenge.

Stephen Starr’s four restaurants were shut out as was Matt Levin’s forthcoming Rubb.

Update: Buddakan took 3rd for ribs and Jones was 2nd in chicken. [Starr Restaurants on Twitter]

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  • http://mysite.verizon.net./sandy.f.smith/ Sandy Smith

    Stephen Starr serves barbecue?

  • Anthony

    I came in second in the entire thing. Next year , watch out!!!!

  • mike

    Rubb got robbed

  • Anthony

    I didn’t try any of the restaurants’ food, but on thing that I have to take my hat of to Rubb for is that all of us teams got there near 630 AM. Rubb and Matt Levin were there earlier than any restaurant cooking. I look forward to seeing them back next year.

  • Tim

    Saturday was a lot of fun, I personally liked Capt’n Dick’s BBQ their sauce was amazing, although I only had their stuff and Buddakan which is not really my style. Anyone know what the results were?

  • bbq lover

    Congrats to Blind Pig BBQ for 1st place in both the Pit Master and overall chalenge for ribs. Does anyone know where to find listings of past winners?

  • http://www.blindpigbbq.net Tom

    Thanks for the congrats, bbq lover!
    This event is one of the best organized charity bbq competitions around. Great people and a lot of good BBQ cooks. I was great to be a part of this event!
    Cheers!
    Tom
    Blind Pig BBQ

  • Walliselkemercedes

    The only Starr restaurant to actually place was Jones, which got second for their bbq chicken. Shut out in terms of first place, yes, but not entirely shut out.

  • Anthony

    Buddakan got a call, I forget what for though. Last year the winner was Smoke Daddy’s BBQ, 2007-Widespread BBQ, and the year before was a restaurant that has escaped me. Its a nice little run of pit masters winning this thing. Lets not stop that next year.

  • The Interventionist

    Rubb had the most generous sample hands down. A pulled pork slider, two meaty ribs, collareds and mac n’ cheese.

    The Country Club also gave me a 2 for of meaty rib and pulled pork slider.

    Good deal overall, will have to check it out next year and figure out where everyone was getting their water from.

  • Anthony

    Chicken Competition
    Pit Master Division
    1st place: Jason Pascal & Butt Ugly BBQ (Titusville, NJ)
    2nd place: Michael Wister & Smoke Daddy’s BBQ (Lansdale, PA)
    3rd place: Steve Fontaine & Team Fontaine (Philadelphia, PA)
    Honorable mentions: Shawn Brown & Stumpy Coals BBQ (Holland, PA)
    Bill Dudek & The Stu-Pit (Oaklyn, NJ)

    Restaurant/Caterer Division
    1st place: Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ)
    2nd place: Jones (Philadelphia, PA)
    3rd place: Riverton Country Club (Cinnaminson, NJ)
    Honorable mentions: Capt’n Dick’s BBQ (Malvern, PA)
    Rubb (Philadelphia, PA)

    Chef’s Choice Competition
    Pit Master Division
    1st place: Bill Dudek & The Stu-Pit (Oaklyn, NJ)
    2nd place Michael Wister & Smoke Daddy’s BBQ (Lansdale, PA)
    3rd place Shawn Brown & Stumpy Coals BBQ (Holland, PA)
    Honorable mentions: Steve Miletta & Big Steve’s Grill (Cedarville, NJ)
    Brian & Donna Olthoff & Lazy River Barbecue (Franklinville, NJ)

    Restaurant/Caterer Division
    1st place: Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ)
    2nd place: Communities in Schools of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
    3rd place: Capt’n Dick’s BBQ (Malvern, PA)
    Honorable mentions: The Big Easy Saloon (Paoli, PA)
    Riverton Country Club (Riverton, NJ)

    Rib Competition
    Pit Master Division
    1st place: Tom Bera & Blind Pig BBQ (Philadelphia, PA)
    2nd place: Shawn Sweeney & Sweeney Brothers (Sharon Hill, PA)
    3rd place: Michael Wister & Smoke Daddy’s BBQ (Lansdale, PA)
    Honorable mentions: Steve Tallant & the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame (Wyncote, PA)
    Shawn Brown & Stumpy Coals BBQ (Holland, PA)

    Restaurant Division
    1st place: Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill (Philadelphia, PA)
    2nd place: McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon (Citizens Bank Park)
    3rd place: Great American Pub (Narberth, PA)
    Honorable mentions: Buddakan (Philadelphia, PA)
    Capt’n Dick’s BBQ (Malvern, PA)

    Garry’s Rib-Off (both divisions compete together for a trip to the 2009 World Series)
    Winner: Tom Bera & Blind Pig BBQ (Philadelphia, PA)
    Runners up: Anthony Sica & Rhapsody in Blue Smoke (Philadelphia, PA)
    Donna & Brian Olthoff & Lazy River Barbecue (Franklinville, NJ)

  • widespread

    Congrats to Tom again, and congrats to Anthony! Let’s keep the Pitmaster streak alive again next year.