"We use homemade rubs and sauces, and cook low and slow,'' said Goodwyn, referring to the traditional Southern barbecue technique of cooking meat multiple hours over low heat.
"All-around great texture, great flavor,'' judge Michele McBride of 90.5 The Night Brookdale Public Radio said of Goodwyn's pulled pork.
Judge James Conroy looks over his sauce-smudged notes at the barbecue showdown.
Reid-Leslie - showcasing her food at a festival for the first time - was visibly moved by her two awards Cigarettes Online Free Shipping. Her homemade Jamaican jerk barbecue sauce was a spicy Caribbean concoction that seemed a perfect match to Southern barbecue.
Other barbecue contestants included F Fine Catering and Memphis Pig Out.
Dan Nepsha of Jackson multi-tasks at the craft beer area at Monmouth Park.
The vendor concourse outside the racetrack was packed throughout the postcard-perfect late-summer afternoon. Barbecue was not the only draw; beer lovers bought $10 tickets that enabled them to try the 30-plus craft beers on hand in a shady picnic grove. Three thousand-plus tickets were sold during the weekend, compared to 1,700 for the same event last year.
Brewers included Blue Moon, East Coast Brewing Co., Erie Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Ithaca Beer Co., Leinenkugel, Long Trail, New Jersey Beer Co., Palm/Rodenbach, Sam Adams, Shipyard, Spaten and Yuengling.
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