Que & Cruz Louisa, VA
by Stephanie West, “The Neck” Pitmaster with 270 SMOKERS
Thirty-one great teams turned out for Que & Cruz in Louisa, VA. This event, long a staple on the Virginia competitive BBQ circuit, had taken a hiatus for a few years. This year it returned en force as a fundraiser for the University of Virginia’s Pediatric Kidney Research.
This event is organized by three generations of the Small family and held at their campground just east of Charlottesville. Although the rain kept the crowds away, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the teams (nor of the bands, playing beachside all day Saturday). Fittingly, Joe Haynes was on hand to sell & sign copies of his new book “Virginia Barbecue: A History”.
RGC: Old Virginia Smoke
Chicken: Big Ugly’s BBQ – MD
Brisket: Big Ugly’s
See full results from Que & Cruz here.