Monday, March 22, 2010

Grillin’ on the Bay 2010

New York City’s only officially sanctioned barbecue competition is happening this Saturday, March 27 out in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The 5th Annual Grillin’ on the Bay barbecue competition is sanctioned by the New England Barbecue Society and will (pardon the pun!) pit 30 pitmasters against one another in four categories: fish, chicken, pork ribs, and “chef’s choice”.

But the best part is that Little Scarlet has been asked to judge this extravaganza!

Will 2010’s competition see reigning champion barbecue team Transformer BBQ be crowned Best Overall for the second year in a row? Or will 2008’s winner Smoke in da Eye reclaim their title? Come see this Saturday and watch how it all plays out!

Grilling starts at 11 am, admission is free, and the food (and beer!) is pay-as-you-eat. But that’s not all, the Brooklyn Chili Smack Down will also be happening that same day - same location and everything! The Chili Smack Down will begin at 1 pm and is $10 for all-you-can-eat chili - at least until they run out. For a full list of competitors and full event schedule, click “Read more” after the jump.

Official website:

Location: St. Mark School, corner of E 18th Street and Avenue Z, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Time: 11 am - 4 pm, Awards at 4:30 pm

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List of Competitors:
  1. Blazin’ Buttz BBQ
  2. I Smell Smoke
  3. Pearl Lee Q’s
  4. Uncle Jed’s
  6. Richie’s Rib Shack
  7. Garden State Porkway
  8. The Moose is Loose BBQ
  9. Burnt Side Down
  10. Smokenstein & His Smokin’ Bride
  11. Beer Belly Porkers
  12. Ed-’Que—Cators
  13. Brother Mark BBQ
  14. Smoke in da Eye
  15. Bourbon BBQ
  16. Purple Turtle Catering
  17. XX Factor
  18. Smokeopolis BBQ
  19. Ma’s Que Crew
  20. Heavy Metal Beach Bum Barbecue
  21. Wildwood Bbq
  22. Smokehouse Rules
  23. A Grill Smokes in Brooklyn
  24. iQue
  25. 2 Fat Pollocks
  26. Better BBQ Bureau
  27. Rib’s Within
  28. Rib Side
  29. Three Men and a Babyback
  30. Jacked Up BBQ

Saturday’s Schedule
11:00 AM: Vending of food begins by RUB BBQ
12:00 PM: Fish Turn-in
12:45 PM: Chicken Turn-in
1:00 PM: People’s Choice Chili Smackdown contest opens
1:30 PM: Pork Ribs Turn-in
2:15 PM: Chef’s Choice Turn-in
3:15 PM: RUB Rapid Fire Challenge Turn-in
4:00 PM: People’s Choice Chili Smackdown contest voting ends.
4:30 PM: Award Ceremony in the School Gym
5:00 PM: Craft Fair Ends


  1. gah i SO wish i could go! gonna be in l.a. though... have fun judging and eat some bbq for me please!

  2. this is incredible!!!! judge well! and eat extra bbq for me.