When the best food is a way of life

It takes a lot of trial and error (emphasis on the error) to cook competitively – not to mention the time and money. But when it comes together – it’s a thing of beauty. Do you have what it takes to cook with the big boys?

Shiggin’ & Grinnin’ is a powerhouse barbecue team that hails from the fine city of Delano Minnesota.  

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Members: Justin, Mike, Shawn, Brandon, and Nick   About Us: we are a group of high school and college friends that were looking for a reason to get together more frequently.  A couple of church rib burns later, we found our new hobby obsession.  We live in a near constant state of chaos. If you hear shouting…

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Founded in 2014, Lucky 19 Sauce Company consists of life partners Aaron Bourdage & Missy Fisher.  We got into competition BBQ after a friend invited us out to cook a local rib competition where we used our Sweet Lil’ Devil sauce and managed to win first place, our first time out!  Our box number was…

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Dustin Reese is the head cook of Hogline BBQ. Based in Owatonna MN Hogline started competing in backyard contests in 2010 and moved to KCBS master series in 2012. Hogline consists of Dustin, his wife Mary, their two boy Harrison and Alexander, and are accompanied at times by Joe Elbert who introduced Dustin to BBQ.…

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City Slickers

Based out of Minneapolis, City Slickers BBQ was formed by Nate Berg in the summer of 2010 at the age of 20. Joining Nate is his brother Josh, family friend Parker Berg (no relation), and occasionally “Uncle Charlie” Torgerson makes an appearance to some contests. Since 2010, the team has competed in over 100 contests…