Hunts Point Teams Celebrate Strong Start to BBQ Season
Grand Reserve Championship, Category Win in NYC; Other Wins in Eastern U.S. Comps
(May 14, 2014, Staten Island, New York)—Hunts Point-supplied teams roared out of the starting gate with a strong showing gate at the New York City BBQ Cookoff, a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event held April 11-12 on Staten Island in Historic Richmond Town. Honors included the Grand Reserve Championship (2nd overall), as well as #1 and #3 in Pork Ribs, #2 in Pork Butt, and 4 of the top 5 places in Brisket. Also in April, Hunts Point meat helped the Smokin’ Skullies team win the Grand Championship and #3 Brisket at the BBQ Capital Cookoff in Lexington, North Carolina; other teams took top Brisket honors at the Iron Man BBQ in Pennsylvania and the Georgia State Championship. May has started off with big wins for BBQ teams using Huntspoint Meat Company BBQ meats. 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th place brisket wins at various BBQ sanctioned events competitions this past weekend.
“The quality of the meat I used from Hunts Point for my competition in Staten Island was phenomenal, almost as good as the service provided by Johnny Love himself,” said Doug Keiles, pitmaster of the Ribs Within BBQ Team, based in Hillsborough, NJ, which won the Grand Reserve Championship as well as #2 in Pork Butt and #5 in Brisket. Keiles also credits Ribs Within Rubs, created by the team and available through Hunts Point Meat Company at http://www.huntspoint.com, which also helped Ribs Within to the Bacon World Championship title last fall in Las Vegas.
“The use of Hunts Point Meat Company meats and Ribs Within Rubs has helped create success for other teams as well, taking a 1st in Pork Ribs and a 4th in Brisket,” says Keiles. “I look forward to continued success using Huntspoint Meat Company - supplied meats.”