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Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup Winners Announced

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    June 29, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sunday marked the fourth and final day of the BBQ Roundup at McGrath Amphitheatre on the western bank of the Cedar River. Seven vendors from barbecue-famous states like Texas and South Carolina brought more than 20,000 pounds of food for the event. Each was competing for top marks for best pulled pork and ribs, with a clean sweep of professional and popular votes netting a possible maximum of $3,000 in prize money.

    Sunday afternoon organizers announced the winners of both the critical and people’s choice judging. Here are the results:

    Best BBQ Pulled Pork First: Carolina Rib King (Moore, SC) - $1,250

    Second: Porky N Beans (Port St. Lucie, FL) - $750

    Third: P.H.A.T. Daddy’s (Marengo, IA) - $250

    Best BBQ Ribs

    First Place: Porky N Beans (Port St. Lucie, FL) - $1,250

    Second: Just North of Memphis (Twin Cities, MN) - $750

    Third: Johnson’s BBQ (Chesapeake, VA) - $250

    People’s Choice Award

    Carolina Rib King (Moore, SC) - $500