What could be wrong about Beef and Beer? Nothing! Especially if you are tasting recipes made by the 7 Grand Champion crews from this year’s qualifying competitions and a special U.S. military BBQ team.
The second annual Kingsford Invitational kicks off this Veterans Day weekend at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. In addition to the $50,000 prize that will be awarded to this year’s top BBQ team, Kingsford will also be making a $50,000 donation to the non-profit Folds of Honor Foundation to provide scholarships to the children and spouses of service members killed in action or disabled while serving.
Today, the teams competed in the One Bite Challenge, where they were given an hour to prepare a single bite size serving of an original BBQ recipe using 5 ingredients or less. Wal-Mart generously provided all of the meat for this particular contest. We were invited to sample each teams entry at a special cocktail party on the dock by the Intrepid. It was a carnivore’s dream!
For this contest, Team Cool Smoke wow’d the judges, earning the crew a precious point in the Kingsford Invitational competition. While they may have won, the bite above- a piece of filet on a potato with blue cheese made by team Sweet Swine O’Mine was by far our favorite bite.
Tomorrow we head back to see the big event and the final awards. We will let you know about the food coma.
For those who are interested in donating to or getting involved with the Folds of Honor Foundation, please visit their website.
And in case you missed it, you can catch all the action on Discovery Channel’s Destination America in March. when you can see who is crowned the “Best of the Best”.