There are a lot of people that play a part in what we do, and we are so appreciative of all of them. What a way to end the year! Now we have to get the doors open on our new restaurant! It was an amazing trip, filled with a ton of great experiences. But it seems that the need to bring some rain gear and a pair of good old muck boots has sort of become part of the charm of attending the Jack! I have a lot to share, but before we get to it… I need to take a quick break for a word from the folks who help keep the lights on here at The BBQ Beat.
Jack Daniels Invitational October 27, The four days spanning the October 27, weekend were a giddy blur as the SYD team finished 27 th out of 87 teams at the prestigious Jack Daniels Invitational Barbecue contest in Lynchburg, Tennessee. There were 68 domestic teams and 19 international teams. In contests featuring world class competitors, the winner is often determined by fractions of a point so Pig Skin BBQ deserves special mention and acknowledgement because they dominated this contest with a total of points which was 19 points over the Reserve Champion! International team flags at the entry gate for Jack
Wells says the KCBS, which licenses The Jack, is the world's largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts and sanctions contests a year. The Spitfire team shares its name with the West Fargo restaurant and usually includes only Olson and his wife, Mary. Getting into the Lynchburg competition is a big deal. But Olson's entry into "The Jack" is made all the more impressive by the fact that he's a relative newcomer to the sport. He competed a little in and then stepped it up for , hitting about 14 competitions.