The First-Place trophy and $10,000 Winner’s Check at the 2021 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada, went to local Reno, NV, team, Git-R-Smoked BBQ. When asked what sets his ribs apart, Git-R-Smoked owner Kevin Mcfarland, said “Sweetness, a lot of cookers use a vinegar base, but we like them sweet.” 2021 is only the second year of competition at the event for Git-R-Smoked and the team has already racked up two trophies. At the 2019 competition, Mcfarland took home the Best Sauce prize.
Second-place as well as the People’s Choice trophies for 2021 went to Back Forty Texas BBQ from Pleasant Hill, CA.
In yet another strong showing at the Cook-Off, two-time defending champion Montana Q Bar-B-Que House from Frenchtown, MT took the third-place prize.
Thank you to all our sponsors and event goers for making this year a success!
Join us next year for the 33rd annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5, 2022, on Victorian Avenue at the Nugget.