Maddox-Star BBQ Challenge Winners

Over the weekend 59 teams competed in the Garry Maddox-Stephen Starr Barbecue Challenge, but only one came out on top. The team at Carolina Blue Smokehouse and Taproom (pictured above) of Pitman, New Jersey was the ultimate champion. The team fended off competitors from both the restaurant and amateur Pit Master divisionsto win tickets to the 2012 World Series.

More than a dozen judges including Phillies alumni and Philly restaurateurs and chefs like Jen Zavala and Sylva Senat worked their way through every entry (poor guys!) to come up with the results.

Maddox-Starr BBQ Challenge 2012 Winners

Chicken Competition                                                                                                

Pit Master Division

1st Place: Uncle Pig’s Barbeque Pit (Gibbstown,NJ)

Restaurant Division

1st Place: Famous Dave’s (Philadelphia, Delaware, and South Jersey)

Chef’s Choice Competition

Pit Master Division

1st place:  Sir Porks-Alot (Paulsboro, NJ) 

Restaurant Division

1st place:  El Vez (Philadelphia,PA)

Rib Competition

Pit Master Division
1st place:  Outta Here BBQ (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

Restaurant Division

1st place: Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ)

Garry’s Rib Challenge

(Restaurant and Pit Master Divisions compete together for a trip to the World Series)

Winner: Carolina Blue (Pitman, NJ)

Runners up:  The Barbecuties (Trappe,PA) and Tiny’s BBQ (West Chester,PA)

People’s Choice Award Winner (determined by public balloting)

Famous Dave’s (Philadelphia, Delaware, and South Jersey)

This year’s competition raised $48,000 for the Youth Golf and Academics Program. Congratulations to the winners!