The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is one of the most prestigious barbecue competitions in the entire world. For the cookers who compete, a win in ‘Best in the West’ comes with some serious bragging rights.
Ribs are judged by a panel of prestigious barbecue experts who examine the ribs for their appearance, taste and texture. Sauces are judged for their color, viscosity and taste.
Winners are announced on Monday at 2 p.m.
2019 People’s Choice and Best Sauce winners:
1st Place: Montana Q Bar-B-Que House, from Frenchtown, MT
2nd Place: Checkered Pig BBQ, from Martinsville, VA
3rd Place: Hole In The Wall BBQ from Eugene, OR
4th Place: Austin’s Texas Lightning, from Burr Ridge, IL
5th Place: Famous Dave’s Barbeque, from Reno, NV
Best Sauce: Git-R-Smoked, from Fernley, NV
People’s Choice: Back Forty Texas Barbecue, from Pleasant Hill, CA
Prize Money ($19,500 purse):
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $5,000
3rd Place: $2,000
4th Place: $1,000
5th Place: $500
Best Sauce: $500
People’s Choice: $500