It has been a long and hard weekend here in DC.  The temperatures were hovering around 100 all weekend.  Special thanks to Mango Mike for bringing the Air Conditioned Bus.  It would have been horrible without it.  We competed in all four KCBS categories on Saturday and two of the three Memphis in May Categories on Sunday.  Although we did not get in the top six of any categories, Pork Barrel BBQ’s new sweet sauce won the Peoples Choice award.  We were super excited that the attendees thought it was the best sauce at the competition.

Check out the link below to see some videos from the competition.  Brett received a new iPhone less than a day before the competition and was taking video the whole time.  There are a ton of great videos.!/video/?id=1084117735

I will be back tomorrow with all new recipes.  For now I need to catch up on my sleep, 3 days of bbq can be hard on the body.


Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


  1. So what Bill is referring to is… The whole time people kept coming up to us and asking for food. Due to health codes, we could not sell or give away food. So we had to point to the sign that said that we were not allowed to give samples. However, about 5-6 times throughout the weekend, we had people come up and ask if we sold fish, deep fried fish and/or fresh fish. So the running joke of the weekend, was got any fish?

  2. Saw the peoples choice award on twitter or somewhere this weekend, great job. After tasting it, I can see why, but I'm still waiting to taste it proper on true BBQ. I've only been grilling this week.

    So….got any fish?

    • Chris – You wouldn't believe the amount of people that wanted fish. It was crazy. Who goes to a BBQ competition and looks for fish?

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