First place honors at the 2016 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off went to Rasta Joe’s BBQ Inc. from Plymouth, IN. 23 of the country’s top competitive, large volume barbecue teams competed for the coveted first place prize at the event.
Rasta Joe’s has placed both second and third twice in past years, but this marks the first championship for owner, Joe Alexander, who said, “Now I have the trifecta, Best Sauce, People’s Choice and First Place!”
Top five winners for 2016
First place: Rasta Joe’s BBQ Inc., from Plymouth, IN, $7,500
Second place: Bone Daddy’s BBQ, from Midland, MI, $3,000
Third place: Joey’s Texas Thunder from Borger, TX, $2,000
Fourth Place: Montana Q Bar-B-Que House, from Frenchtown, MT $1,000
Fifth Place: Texas Outlaw Barbecue, from Elizabethtown, KY, $500
People’s Choice Award: Montana Q Bar-B-Que House, from Frenchtown, MT
Best Sauce: Checkered Pig BBQ, from Martinsville, VA $500.