Garry Maddox BBQ Winners

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The Garry Maddox/Stephen Starr BBQ Challenge took place Saturday at Citizens Bank Park and raised $75,000 for the Youth Golf & Academies Program. The program is a non-profit run by Garry Maddox that provides academic support and enrichment services to inner-city youth.

Competitors battled in two divisions, a pit master (enthusiast division) and a restaurant division. Garry’s Rib Challenge winner featured both divisions and the winners received a trip to the 2011 World Series.

Garry’s Rib Challenge

Winner: Little Luke’s (Lumberton, NJ)
Runners up: BBQ Beer Buddies (Somerdale, NJ), Fire & Spice BBQ (Fleetwood, PA)

Chicken Competition

Pit Master Division

  1. Fresh Team (Williamstown, NJ)
  2. The Stu-Pit (Oaklyn, NJ)
  3. Big Bad Wolf BBQ (Boothwyn, PA)
    Honorable Mentions: Finn’s Finest BBQ (Middleton, DE)
    Delaware Blue Hogs (Lewes, DE)

Restaurant Division

  1. Famous Dave’s (Cherry Hill, Philadelphia)
  2. Rubb BBQ (Philadelphia)
  3. Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill (Philadelphia, Glassboro, NJ)
    Honorable Mentions: Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ)
    Rosey’s BBQ (Jenkintown, Ambler)

Chef’s Choice Competition

Pit Master Division

  1. Fire & Spice BBQ (Fleetwood, PA) with black-bottom brownies
  2. BBQ Beer Buddies (Somerdale, NJ) with cowboy sushi
  3. Shady Crew BBQ (Maple Shade, NJ) with Oreo dessert
    Honorable Mentions: Backyard BBQ (Lansdowne, PA) with steak wonton tacos
    We Rib U Long Time (Perkasie, PA) with grilled sea bass and scallopst

Restaurant Division

  1. Famous Dave’s (Cherry Hill, Philadelphia) with fattie etouffe
  2. Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ) with smoked bistro filet
  3. Rosey’s BBQ (Jenkintown, Ambler) with BBQ nachos
    Honorable Mentions: Rubb BBQ (Philadelphia) with beef brisket
    Le Cochon Noir (Philadelphia) with smoked pork belly

Rib Competition

Pit Master Division

  1. Shady Crew BBQ (Maple Shade, NJ)
  2. Backyard All-Stars (Langhorne, NJ)
  3. Nice Racks (Philadelphia)
    Honorable Mentions: Island Smokehouse BBQ (Westampton, NJ)
    Little Luke’s (Lumberton, NJ)

Restaurant Division

  1. Big D’s Pizza & BBQ (Wilmington, DE)
  2. Famous Dave’s (Cherry Hill, Philadelphia)
  3. Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ)
    Honorable Mentions: Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill (Philadelphia and Glassboro, NJ)
    Alma de Cuba (Philadelphia)

Garry Maddox/Stephen Starr BBQ Challenge[1] [Official Site]

Endnotes:
  1. Garry Maddox/Stephen Starr BBQ Challenge: http://garrysbbqchallenge.org/

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