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2018 Jiggy with the Piggy People’s Choice Winners & BBQ Competition Results Announced

May 29, 2018 01:35PM ● By Melanie Heisinger


Earlier this month, Kannapolis hosted the city's annual Jiggy With the Piggy Festival, May 4-5, 2018. Hundreds of people participated in the People’s Choice Wing Contest and the People’s Choice Pork Contest.

Also part of the event is the People's Choice Award, where Kansas City Barbeque judges spent their time very carefully judging 70 teams from six states who competed in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket at the festival.
"The public was able to buy tickets and have the opportunity to taste some of the best wings and pork in the U.S.," the city's press release stated. "Proceeds from the ticket sales are distributed to the Kannapolis YMCA and the Kannapolis Rotary who host the events as part of the festival. It’s a blind taste competition with people voting based on the pan number which is listed below."
The winners for both of these events are listed below.

People’s Choice Wing Contest Restaurant Category

Crispy's Bar Grill.

First Place – Crispy’s Bar & Grill (Pan 8)
Second Place – Main Street Pizza (Pan 1)
Third Place – Buffalo Wild Wings (Pan 17)
Fourth Place Tie – Afton’s Pub & Pizza (Pan 37) & Crispy’s Bar & Grill (Pan 7)
5th Place – Main Street Pizza (Pan 3) & Wing Eaters (Pan 58)
6th Place – Sunshine’s Asian Cuisine (Pan 16)
7th Place – Sunshine’s Asian Cuisine (Pan 7)
8th Place – The Smoke Pit (Pan 9)
9th Place – Mr. Cs (Pan 22)
10th Place – Kannapolis Fire Department (Pan 38)
11th Place (tie) – Kannapolis Fire Department (Pan 49) & Afton Tavern (Pan 41)
12th Place – The Smoke Pit (Pan 4)
13th Place (tie) – Nuff Catering (Pan 27)/Sticky Fingers (Pan 42)/Kannapolis Fire Department (Pan 20) and Kannapolis Fire Department (Pan 40)
14th Place – Nuff Catering (Pan 30)

People’s Choice Wing Contest KCBS Team Category

Smoke This.

First Place –  Smoke This (Pan 36)
Second Place – The Sauce & All That Goes With It (Pan 34)
Third Place –  Karate Pigs (Pan 13)
Fourth Place Tie – Southern Q (Pan 45) & The Smokehouse Mafia (Pan 48)
5th Place (tie) – JL Smokers (Pan 6)/Pig on Fire (Pan 23)/Swine Song (Pan 5)
6th Place – Baloney Joes (Pan 12)
7th Place (tie) – Big Money BBQ (Pan 47)/K & D Smokers (Pan 35)/Q & Stew Best Ever BBQ (Pan 24)
8th Place – Pickin Porkers (Pan 46)
9th Place – Newsomes BBQ (Pan 14)
10th Place (tie) – Smoke N Brew Mafia (Pan 11) and Team Holy Smokes (Pan 39)
11th Place – Smoke Monster BBQ (Pan 21) 
12th Place – Banjoman’s BBQ (Pan 44)/ Hawlin Buttz BBQ (Pan 26)/House of Smoke (Pan 10) 
13th Place – Grillin Thyme (Pan 28)
14th Place – Holt Brothers (Pan 19)
15th Place – Rollin Smoke (Pan 31)
16th Place (tie) – Midnight Burn (Pan 25)/ Carolina Smoke (Pan 43)/Big Dog BBQ VA (Pan 32)
17th Place (tie) – Lady of Q (Pan 18) and Robin’s Pit Crew BBQ (Pan 15)
18th Place – Bbq Junkies (Pan 33)

People’s Choice Pork Contest KCBS Team Category

First Place – EB’s BBQ (Pictured Above)  (Pan 15 )
Second Place – Hawlin Butts BBQ (Pan 21)
Third Place – Slow Smokin BBQ (Pan 17 )
Fourth Place – The Smokehouse Mafia (Pan 36)
Fifth Place – Grillin’ Thyme (Pan 11)
6th Place – Newsomes BBQ (Pan 1 )
7th Place (tie) – Old Colony Smokehouse (Pan 22) and Sauced BBQ! (Pan 32)
8th Place (tie) – House of Smoke (Pan 19 )and The Sauce and All That Goes with It (Pan 33)
9th Place (tie)  – Baloney Joes (Pan 29)/Carolina Smoke (Pan 12)/ K&D Smokers (Pan 26)/Smoke N Brew Mafia (Pan 18)
10th Place – Smoking Studs BBQ (Pan 16)
11th Place (tie) – JL Smokers (Pan 31) and Karate Pigs (Pan 9)
12th Place (tie) – McAdoo Heights BBQ (Pan 25) and Swine Song (Pan 38)
13th Place – Speaks for Itself (Pan 7)
14th Place –BoBo’s BBQ (Pan 28)
15th Place – The Smokehouse Bandits (Pan 8)
16th Place (tie) – Big Dog BBQ VA (Pan 34) and Flying Monkeys BBQ (Pan 6)
17th Place – Brother In Law BBQ Team (Pan 2)
18th Place (tie) – Big Money BBQ (Pan 37) and Southern Q (Pan 39)
19th Place – Banjoman’s BBQ (Pan 5)
20th Place (tie) – Creekside Smokers NC (Pan 30) and Lady of Q (Pan 10)
21st Place (tie) – 2 Guys and a Chick (Pan 4)/Holt Brothers BBQ #2 (Pan 20)/Team Holy Smokes (Pan 27)
22nd Place (tie) – Papa Tink’s Competition BBQ (Pan 24) and Rubbin-N-Grubbin (Pan 35)
23rd Place – Holy Smoke BBQ (Pan 23)
24th Place – Holt Brothers BBQ #1 (Pan 44)
25th Place – Q and Stew Best Ever (Pan 3)

Jiggy with the Piggy People’s Choice Winners

100 judges also from six states chose the winners based on taste, appearance and tenderness.
The Smokehouse Mafia from Taylorsville, NC was named the Grand Champion of the event and won $2,000. The Reserve Champion is Wolf’s Revenge BBQ from Henrico, VA and they took home $1,500.  Highest Finish for a Cabarrus/Rowan County Team was Rockwell Smokehouse BBQ from Rockwell, NC.

The Top Five:


Grand Champion: The Smokehouse Mafia from Taylorsville, NC (Andrew Rasmussen pictured)
Reserve Champion: Wolf’s Revenge from Henrico, VA
4th – Smoke Monster BBQ from Asheboro, NC
5th – Rocky Top BBQ from Jonesborough, TN
First Place Chicken – The Smokehouse Bandits from Stem, NC
First Place Pork Ribs – The Smokehouse Mafia from Taylorsville, NC
First Place Pork – The Smokehouse Mafia from Taylorsville, NC
First Place Brisket – McAdoo Heights BBQ from Greensboro, NC
3rd – North Meets South BBQ from Apex, NC

Content courtesy of a City of Kannapolis press release. 

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