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Alabama’s Jiggy Piggy hogs BBQ grand championship prize

Ben Wilson of Memphis’ Q-Bones BBQ leaned over twin foil pans, each loaded with around a dozen chicken breasts. To the untrained eye, each piece of meat looked similar to its neighbors, colored a fiery caramel brown and sweating from sauce and heat. Wilson, however, could spot the subtle differences that meant everything to the […]

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BBQ championship, downtown festival set for this weekend

Put away that salad; don’t bother ordering that pizza; go ahead and leave the fast food drive-thru. This weekend belongs to barbecue. Friday and Saturday, the annual Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship returns to Itawamba County. More than 60 professional cooking teams from across the Southern U.S. are expected to […]

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BBQ championship returns for its fourth, largest year

With an even split between veterans and newcomers, this year’s Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship should be Itawamba’ hottest ‘cue contest yet. “We have a lot of new teams this year,” Kim Graham, ICDC Community Development Director, said of the event, the county’s fourth. Graham estimated that around 50 percent of the 62 teams […]

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Changes in store for downtown BBQ Fest

Fulton’s fourth annual celebration of food and fun will be more open this year.  This August, barbecue is coming back to Fulton … and with a slightly different flavor, too. Beginning Friday, Aug. 15, and continuing through Saturday, the City of Fulton will host the fourth annual Downtown BBQ Festival. The event will act as […]

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Georgia team claims top pig prize

Georgia-based team pro barbecue team Que’n, Stew’n & Brew’n was named Grand Champion of the third-annual Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship, held Saturday in Fulton. The team, led by Scott Smith of Acworth, was awarded the top prize at the Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event after scoring the most total points based on its […]

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BBQ’s back this weekend

The county’s third annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship returns this Friday and Saturday, bringing a total of 62 professional barbecue teams from across the Southern United States into Fulton to compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. Like the two previous events, the professional teams will be […]

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Local teams pit their BBQ against country’s best

“Cooking for the public and cooking for judges is very different,” explained Frank Ratcliff, Fulton resident and competitor in Itawamba County’s upcoming Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship. From the back porch of his home, within spitting distance of the small grill he’ll use to compete against some of the best barbecue chefs in the […]

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Board backs BBQ, nixes fishes

After some consideration, Fulton officials have bolstered their support of Itawamba County’s annual barbecue festival and championship while simultaneously backing away from a would-be annual fishing tournament altogether. Last week, during a special meeting, Fulton aldermen voted to provide the Itawamba County Development Council with a $7,500 sponsorship to help fund the upcoming Stand By […]

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BBQ’s back: BBQ Championship returns to Fulton Aug. 16-17

Is that the faint aroma of grilling meat — chicken, ribs, and pork butts — wafting through the air? Could be, because in just a few weeks, dozens of professional barbeque teams will roll into Itawamba County. The county’s annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Stand By Your Grill BBQ Championship will return to Fulton […]

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Keeton excels in competitive BBQ circuit

AMORY – Watching “BBQ Pitmasters” on TLC was enough inspiration for Jason Keeton to try a new hobby. He figured entering his own culinary creations was something he could do. After a lot of research, he saw his chance in competitions across the country. In 2011, he entered four barbecue competitions and so far has […]

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