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Twenty-four of the world's most-decorated and talented rib cookers will feed event goers at the 2015 2015 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off. That's a lot of ribs to eat. Planning to attend this year's cook-off but lost regarding a game plan? Why not first check out the 2014 winners? They include:

1st: Desperado's BBQ & Rib Company, Hinckley, Ohio
2nd: Bone Daddy's BBQ, Midland, Michigan
3rd: Famous Dave's BBQ, Minnetonka, Minnesota and Reno, Nevada
4th: Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
5th: Checkered Pig BBQ, Martinsville, Virginia
Best Sauce: Porky 'N' Beans, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
People's Choice: Back Forty Texas Barbecue, Pleasant Hill, California

All 24 cookers will compete for a total cash purse of $14,500 and the title of "Best in the West" - a designation many cookers consider to be the ultimate prize in high-volume, competitive barbecue.

The 2015 cookers include:

Austin's Texas Lightning BBQ, Burr Ridge, Illinois
Aussom Aussie BBQ Company Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Back Forty Texas Barbecue, Pleasant Hill, California
The Barbecue Company, Phoenix, Arizona
BJ's Barbecue, Sparks, Nevada
Bone Daddy's BBQ, Midland, Montana
Bourbon Q, Westport, Kentucky
Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
Carson City BBQ, Carson City, Nevada
Checkered Pig BBQ, Martinsville, Virginia
Chicago BBQ Company, Burr Ridge, Illinois
Desperado's BBQ & Rib Company, Hinckley, Ohio
Famous Dave's BBQ, Minnetonka, Minnesota and Reno, Nevada
Hole in the Wall BBQ, Eugene, Oregon
Johnson's Bar-B-Que, Chesapeake, Virginia
Just North of Memphis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kinder's Custom Meats Inc., Concord, California
Montana Q Bar-B-Que House, Frenchtown, Montana
Porky 'N' Beans, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Rasta Joe's BBQ Inc., Rochester, Indiana
Smokiní Joe's Hog Wild Barbecue, Mansfield, Ohio.
Texas Outlaw Barbecue, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Texas Thunder BBQ, Borger, Texas
Uncle Bub's, Westmont, Illinois

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