The world’s top rib cookers compete for top honors each year at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off.
The competition is widely regarded as the most prestigious rib cook-off in the country.

The rib cookers aren’t just competing for bragging rights –
$19,000 in Cash Is Up For Grabs For Those Who Impress The Judges The Most!
Winners are announced on Monday, September 4 at 2pm.

See our 2023 Rib Cooking Teams Below.
NEW in 2023: Men Wielding Fire

Armadillo’s Real Down Home BBQ

Naperville, IL

Big Daddy's Sin City Barbecue

Las Vegas, NV

Brothers BBQ

Reno, NV


Sparks, NV

Blazin’ Bronco BBQ

Port St. Lucie, FL

Porky Chicks BBQ

Fayetteville, AR

Aussom Aussie

Pittsburgh, PA

Austin’s Texas Lightning BBQ

Burr Ridge, IL

Back Forty Texas Barbecue

Pleasant Hill, CA

BJ’s Barbecue

Sparks, NV

Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ

Mt. Laurel, NJ

Carson City BBQ

Carson City, NV

Chicago BBQ Company

Burr Ridge, IL

Checkered Pig BBQ

Martinsville, VA

Men Wielding Fire

Reno, NV

Joey’s Texas Thunder

Borger, TX

Just North of Memphis

Minneapolis, MN

Montana Q Bar-B-Que House

Frenchtown, MT

Rasta Joe’s BBQ Inc.

Rochester, IN

Texas Outlaw Barbecue

Elizabethtown, KY