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Smithfield Rib Super Series: Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff

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August 28, 2013

Cooking a competitive rack of ribs is no easy task to begin with and winning a Smithfield® Rib Super Series event is that much more of an accomplishment. Taking on the Rib Super Series challenge at the Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff in Amelia Island, Two Old Men and a Grill walked away with the first place win for the day. 

“They were our normal ribs,” said Bobby Roberts, pitmaster for Two Old Men and a Grill.  “We make a little bit of heat in it and then we have some sweet, so [the judges] taste the sweet first and then the heat comes on them at the end.”

After racking up three or four first place rib wins this season alone, Two Old Men and a Grill are pretty pleased with their recipe. “I won’t change the recipe,” said Roberts. “I won’t change ribs and I won’t change chicken. Both of those are hitting.” And with a streak like they’ve got, it’s probably best not to mess with perfection.

Hailing from North Carolina, Two Old Men and a Grill are well acquainted with Smithfield products, and appreciate that 90% of the stores in their area carry their products.

If you’re looking for a quick tip from a team that obviously knows what they’re doing with ribs, take it from Two Old Men and a Grill and utilize aluminum foil in your preparation.

“Wrap [the ribs] up in foil, put them in the oven (for those cooking ribs at home). [The aluminum foil] will actually steam them until they’re fall off the bone tender,” said Roberts.  

With several first place Rib Super Series wins under their belt, Two Old Men and a Grill are currently tied for the first place series win.

Congratulations to Two Old Men and a Grill! 

To view the complete schedule and the register for an upcoming event, visit: KCBS.us/Smithfield.php

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