13th Annual Recovery Fest/8th Annual BBQ State Championship, Richmond, VA

Submitted by “The Chairman of the Board”

The Lucky #13 edition of the McShin Foundation RecoveryFest is in the books for 2017.  Each year this organization rolls out the red carpet for our BBQ brethern with a big dose of southern hospitality and a contest that runs like clockwork.  Honesty Liller and her staff do a great job mixing competition bbq and the great work that they do at McShin.  Speakers from all around Virginia stopped by and shared stories of recovery success and brought news on what is happening to help those that need it the most.  Thank you McShin for what you do for our friends and family that struggle with addiction.

The BBQ contest weekend was perfect from a weather standpoint.  It was cool all weekend and we had no rain!  The smokers were lit and 35 teams were cooking.  Those whacky kids from Easton, Maryland…Sauce This BBQ brought home the Gold with a GC while Rockin’ Robyn’s BBQ out of Forest Hill, MD scored the RGC.   Wolf’s  Revenge, Checkered Flag 500 BBQ and Simply Q rounded out the top 5 overall.

Top Chicken honors were brought home by E.O.D. WreckinQ with the GC’s close in at second.  Sauce This BBQ took home the big trophy in Ribs and most folks knew the run was on!  Rockin’ Robyn’s BBQ won the Pork category and Checkered Flag 500 BBQ took home top Brisket honors.

This competition is a a staple on the Mid-Atlantic circuit and we thank McShin for their continued support of the sport that we love.  I recommend getting this contest on the schedule if you have not been there in the past!

Chicken – E.O.D. WreckinQ
Ribs –Sauce This
Pork –Rockin Robyns BBQ
Brisket – Checkered Flag 500 BBQ

RGC – Rockin Robyns BBQ
GC – Sauce This

Full KCBS results here.