July 27, 28 and 29, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Son of Smoke Smokes the Competition in Gilroy Garlic-Que BBQ Challenge at the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 28, 2018 (Gilroy, CA): Son of Smoke won Overall Grand Champ (and $2,000) in the Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge on Saturday, July 28, at the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival. Big Poppa Smokers was named Reserve Champ and won a total of $1,000.
Contestants in the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned event competed in five categories (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Beef Brisket, and “Anything Goes with Garlic”), which were evaluated by a panel of KCBS judges. Festival guests who sampled the BBQ fare also voted to determine the People’s Choice award for each category.
First place winners were:
- Chicken: Son of Smoke (Tracy, CA)
- Pork Ribs: Son of Smoke (Tracy, CA)
- Pork: Sharpe Gourmet Cooking Wood (Orange, CA)
- Beef Brisket: Bar-B-Cuda BBQ (Hayward, CA)
- Anything Goes with Garlic: Son of Smoke (Tracy, CA)
About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Gilroy Garlic Festival will be celebrating 40 years of family fun on July 27, 28, and 29, 2018, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws over 100,000 guests from around the world. Presented by Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods, this three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.
Media Contact: Katherine Filice
Phone (408) 710-8066