And The Winners Are…

The 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ was a huge hit with an estimated crowd of 2500 BBQ lovers and a literal ton of smoked meat consumed (and who can forget the 14 kegs of Four Corner’s Local Buzz). The 22 BBQ teams who participated competed in 5 judged categories (brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage and chicken) and then vied for the coveted title of ‘People’s Choice’ as voted by the more than 700 attendees who were lucky enough to snag a tasting wristband. It helped that the weather was perfect, the bands rocked and the Go Oak Cliff volunteers kept things running smoothly.

And the winners of the 2012 Blues Bandits & BBQ are:

1st Place – Davis Hawn Lumber
2nd Place – OC Master Basters
3rd Place – Tie between Thin Blue Beautiful Smoke & The Smoak Cliff Boys

Pulled Pork:
1st Place – Oak Cliff Oh’s
2nd Place – Ego Brothers
3rd Place – Kings Highway Neighborhood Association

Pork Ribs:
1st Place – The Smoak Cliff Boys
2nd Place – Heavy Metal Cooking Team
3rd Place – Ego Brothers

1st Place – Thin Blue Beautiful Smoke
2nd Place – Oak Cliff Oh’s
3rd Place – Rosemont Dad’s Club

1st Place – Texas BBQ Posse
2nd Place – Road Kill BBQ
3rd Place – Los Huevos Grandes

And the winner of the 2012 People’s Choice Award was the Texas BBQ Posse, with Los Huevos Grandes coming in second and Red Beard BBQ finishing third.

A huge thanks to our sponsors who helped to make this possible: Bolsa Restaurant & Smoke Restaurant, Bolsa Mercado, The Kessler Theater, SqFt Real Estate, Hewitt & Habgood Realtors, North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine, Rafael Anchia, Delia Jasso, West Davis Dental, Robb Puckett & Jenni Stolarski Realtors, and Ben E. Keith. And a big thanks to the bands that played and to the volunteers who helped to make the entire event run so smoothly.

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Blues Bandits & BBQ, which will be October 25 & 26, 2013. BBQ team entries will be announced in the spring on and event details will be announced next summer. See you next year!