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World’s Championship Bar-B-Que

February 20, 2016 | News

Last year, one of the highlights of our road trip Pilgrimage was a stop off at the infamous Houston Rodeo. This week, we return…only this time, we’re competing.

Kick starting the 2016 event is the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que – an invitation only U.S barbecue competition. More than 250 teams from across the U.S will compete in this traditional Texan cook off.

This year, for the first time in its history, an international category has been added. Only 4 teams from across the globe have been invited to take part, and we’re one of them. Let there be competition!



A flock of 6 Red’s ‘cue slingers will be representing the church of true barbecue, including founding fathers James, Scott and Clint, plus pitmasters from our Leeds, Headingley and Nottingham churches of worship. Not only that, The LAD Bible will be joining the crew to document how we get on against our American brethren.

Our BBQ brother from another mother, Adam Richman, is also backing Team Red’s to pick up a win. He said: “I’m not going to lie, as an American who has spent more than a third of his life in the South, I was convinced we had the barbecue game locked down. And for the most part, I think we do. Enter James & Scott – guys representing Yorkshire and South Africa, not exactly hotbeds of barbecue tradition, who, by some unholy alchemy, have created absolutely delicious barbecue in the United Kingdom.

“I think they will impress and surprise a lot of people in Houston, and with these two knuckleheads in the competition, it won’t just be the people from Alabama who are talking funny. Keep them both far, far away from the open bar though!”

Keep checking back to our Houston Rodeo page to see how we get on – we’ll be sharing our fortunes in daily blogs and regular Instagram posts. If you’re a Periscope or Twitter user, follow us on @redstruebbq – we’ll live stream when we can.


Amen to true barbecue

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