BBQ Contests: Grillin’ On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down

Hey folks. I’m exhausted. For the last couple of nights, I haven’t been sleeping much at all. You who know me, know that I usually don’t sleep more than 4 hours a night, but I think I’ve slept four hours in the last four days. Of those four hours of sleep, they’ve been peppered with some very strange dreams which included visits from long, lost friends and family and a murder cover up scheme.

I’m attributing my abbreviated sleep schedule to this year’s Grillin’ On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down. NYC’s original BBQ contest was held yesterday on the ground of St. Mark school in beautiful Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. Once again I didn’t take any pictures.  But,  I’m sure I can get some from some of my friends.

Here’s the results of this year’s Grilin’ On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down…

Grillin’ On The Bay – Overall Rankings

  1. Q Haven
  2. Carmel Street Pit Crew
  3. RxCellent Q
  4. Three Men and a Baby Back
  5. BBQ Billy’s
  6. The Meatwave
  7. Ribs Within
  8. XX Factor
  9. Smoke in da Eye
  10. Beer Belly Porkers
  11. The Smoke’n Pit
  12. Pearl Lee Q’s
  13. Smokin’ Bulldogs
  14. Uncle Jed’s BBQ
  15. New York Steak of Mind
  16. Silk Road Barbecue
  17. Robbie Richter‘s Mysteriously Vanishing Q

Grillin’ On The Bay – Vegetable Category

  1. Q Haven
  2. Three Men and a Baby Back
  3. XX Factor
  4. Carmel Street Pit Crew
  5. RxCellent Q
  6. Pearl Lee Q’s
  7. The Smoke’n Pit
  8. Smoke in da Eye
  9. Ribs Within
  10. BBQ Billy’s
  11. Smokin’ Bulldogs
  12. Beer Belly Porkers
  13. The Meatwave
  14. Uncle Jed’s BBQ
  15. New York Steak of Mind
  16. Silk Road Barbecue
  17. Robbie Richter’s Mysteriously Vanishing Q

Grillin’ On The Bay – Chicken Wing Category

  1. The Meatwave
  2. Uncle Jed’s BBQ
  3. Carmel Street Pit Crew
  4. Ribs Within
  5. Pearl Lee Q’s
  6. Q Haven
  7. RxCellent Q
  8. BBQ Billy’s
  9. Beer Belly Porkers
  10. XX Factor
  11. Smokin’ Bulldogs
  12. Smoke in da Eye
  13. The Smoke’n Pit
  14. Three Men and a Baby Back
  15. New York Steak of Mind
  16. Silk Road Barbecue
  17. Robbie Richter’s Mysteriously Vanishing Q

Grillin’ On The Bay – Chef’s Choice Category

  1. The Meatwave
  2. Three Men and a Baby Back
  3. BBQ Billy’s
  4. RxCellent Q
  5. XX Factor
  6. Carmel Street Pit Crew
  7. Q Haven
  8. Beer Belly Porkers
  9. Ribs Within
  10. Pearl Lee Q’s
  11. The Smoke’n Pit
  12. Uncle Jed’s BBQ
  13. Smoke in da Eye
  14. Smokin’ Bulldogs
  15. New York Steak of Mind
  16. Silk Road Barbecue
  17. Robbie Richter’s Mysteriously Vanishing Q

Grillin’ On The Bay – Pork Ribs Category

  1. Smoke in da Eye
  2. Smokin’ Bulldogs
  3. BBQ Billy’s
  4. Ribs Within
  5. Carmel Street Pit Crew
  6. Q Haven
  7. RxCellent Q
  8. The Smoke’n Pit
  9. The Meatwave
  10. Uncle Jed’s BBQ
  11. Three Men and a Baby Back
  12. XX Factor
  13. Beer Belly Porkers
  14. Pearl Lee’s Q
  15. New York Steak of Mind
  16. Silk Road Barbecue
  17. Robbie Richter’s Mysteriously Vanishing Q

The Nancee Gell Memorial Award – Anything with Crab Meat

  1. RxCellent Q
  2. Smoke in da Eye
  3. Uncle Jed’s BBQ
  4. BBQ Billy’s
  5. Q Haven
  6. Ribs Within
  7. Smokin’ Bulldogs
  8. The Meatwave
  9. XX Factor
  10. Silk Road BBQ
  11. Pearl Lee Q’s
  12. Beer Belly Porkers
  13. Carmel Street Pit Crew
  14. The Smoke’n Pit
  15. Three Men and a Baby Back
  16. Robbie Richter’s Vanishing Q
  17. New York Steak of Mind

The 2012 Brooklyn Chili Smack Down Results

  1. Ribs Within
  2. Big Apple Steak of Mind
  3. Scooter’s Chili
  4. Lisa’s Chili
  5. Carmel Street Pit Crew.

A big THANK YOU to all the teams, judges and table captains who came out to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn to make this event possible. I hope you had fun; I know I did.

A big THANK YOU and a hug to the folks from The New England Barbecue Society. Sandra, Michelle, Andy and Jared kept this contest running like a well oiled machine. I couldn’t ask for better contest officials.

Another HUGE THANK YOU, to Andrew, Julia, Scott, Celeste and all the folks at RUB BBQ for their continued financial and emotional support in putting on Grillin’ On The Bay each and every year.  Without them, this event would never have happened.

My deepest gratitude to Ned Berke, Alana Fatone and Katie McNish at Sheepshead Bites, Peter DeNat at Yelp, Nancy and Pasquale at Ridgewood Savings Bank and finally to Sam Barberrie from The Waterfront Ale House. Each one of you helped make Grillin’ On The Bay and the Brooklyn Chili Smack Down the great Brooklyn event it is.

Thank you to Michael Davis, Donna Wash and the rest of the team at St. Mark School. You kept the beer flowing!

And finally, a thank you to my co-founders of this event; Robbie Richter and Matt Fisher. Who knew that a late night phone call and a little conversation in Barnes & Noble would lead to all of this. Great job, men.

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One Response to BBQ Contests: Grillin’ On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down

  1. nibblemethis says:

    Looks like Josh did pretty good for being new to competition. Glad to hear it was another great event. Now go get some sleep! 😉

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