MIM barbecue contest announces finalists

By Updated: May 18, 2019 4:54 PM CT | Published: May 18, 2019 3:47 PM CT

A hush fell over Tom Lee Park as anxious competitors awaited visits from judges in various categories in Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Results are coming in and competition officials have announced which teams are among the Top 3 finalists in the Whole Hog, Patio Porker, Shoulder and Ribs categories, but have yet to reveal the order in which they've placed.


  • Bluff City Smokers 
  • Nuts N’ Butts
  • Rub Me Tender


  • Cool Smoke
  • Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q
  • Red Hot Smokers

Patio Porker:

  • Southern Smoke
  • Deez Butts
  • BambQ

Whole Hog:

  • Hometown BBQ
  • Steamboat BBQ
  • SmokeMasters


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Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd is a general assignment reporter with The Daily Memphian who can be found covering just about anything people in the Mid-South might find interesting. His friends call him "Jay B.," and you can, too.

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