The Blazin’ Broncos BBQ Team from Parma, OH, won the title for “Best Ribs” after a weekend filled with delicious barbecue and live entertainment at Ribfest, which took place Nov. 1-3 at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St.
Ribbers from as far away as Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, South Carolina, as well as Florida competed to win the title of best ribs, pork, chicken, beef brisket, and sauce. Blazin’ Broncos dominated with first place wins in three out of the five categories — ribs, chicken, and sauce. Judging took place on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., and the winners were announced on Sunday, Nov. 3, to eager crowds.
This year’s first, second, and third place finishers are:
Ribs: First Place, Blazin’ Broncos; Second Place, Skin & Bones, and Third Place, Porky & Beans.
Chicken: First Place, Blazin’ Broncos; Second Place, Porky & Beans, and Third Place, Uncle Bub’s.
Pork: First Place, Porky & Beans; Second Place, Blazin’ Broncos, and Third Place, Skin & Bones. Brisket: First Place, Skin & Bones; Second Place,
Blazin’ Broncos, and Third Place, Uncle Bub’s.
Sauce: First Place, Blazin’ Broncos; Second Place, Porky & Beans, and Third Place, Uncle Bub’s.
The weekend was jam-packed with entertainment for the entire family, including local rock and country music bands performing live before crowds of fans, while others watched beer-inspired cooking demonstrations and pairings at the Chef’s Corner. Patrons also enjoyed Florida produce and products at the Farmers Market, live remotes by Thunder Country’s Dougie Hitchcock and Kiss Country’s Darlene Evans, hayrides, arts and crafts vendors, souvenir photo opportunities, and more.
Ribfest, hosted by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Zoo Miami, and Miami-Dade Parks, was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, Miami- Dade Tourist Development Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners, and was sponsored by: Chevrolet, Amway, Car2Go, Community Bank of South Florida, Waste Management, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance, Comcast – NBC Universal, Homestead Miami-Speedway, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Peterson’s Harley-Davidson, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Redd’s Apple Ale, Pepsi, Thunder Country 100.3 FM, Sun 103.1 FM, WKIS-FM Kiss Country, Modjo Hydrate Elite, Big Boned BBQ Co., Blazin’ Broncos, Pig N Pig Out, Porky & Beans, Skin & Bones, Uncle Bub’s, and Smoke and Spice. Information for next year’s Ribfest will be available in the summer of 2014 and updates can be found at <www.miamiribfest.com>.