To kick off the spring season, Kenton Brothers continued our tradition of quarterly food wars with a rib smoking competition on Thursday, April 14th. There were four entries by Kenton Brothers team members and each sampling had a very different and distinct flavor!
The company plans to enter a team into the American Royal Barbecue Competition next fall. The ribs were judged on flavor, texture, and appearance and the overall top choice will be the team’s rib entry in the American Royal. A guest judge joined in the sampling to give the entrants an idea of what she looks for in a great barbecue rib. , wife of Kenton Brothers client Fred Poindexter of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, is a certified barbecue judge and sampled all of the Kenton Brothers entries.
Team members not competing in the rib contest provided side dishes like coleslaw, barbecue baked beans, and pasta salad. The lunch was topped off with Spice Bars and Pecan and Chocolate pies. And no barbecue is complete without cold root beer to wash it all down!
The winner was. Al’s award winning pork spare ribs began with a dry rub which included cayenne pepper and other secret spices. The ribs were smoked in Al’s trusty Orion smoker then finished off with his homemade sauce that combined beer, jalapeno peppers and onion. These ribs were a favorite around the office as well as the favorite of our guest judges!
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