First Choice Market hosting annual Rib Challenge on August 16
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Pork rules at the First Choice Market Rib Challenge. The supermarket near Park Duvalle is hosting the annual event on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Manager Josh May says there is plenty of family fun including a corn hole tournament, hula hoop contest, a bounce house and displays by Louisville Metro Police and Louisville Fire & Rescue.
Registration starts at promptly at 8am at First Choice Market, 3044 Wilson Avenue, Louisville, KY. Cooking in the First Choice Market Parking Lot may begin as soon as you are registered.
Registration fee: $25. Fee includes 2 slabs of Ribs and one (1) Event T-Shirt. Upon registering participants will be assigned a number, a spot in the parking lot to cook and given two (2) slabs of Ribs and T-Shirt.
For the Rib Challenge, NO MEAT OTHER THAN RIBS PROVIDED TO YOU AT REGISTRATION CAN BE SUBMITTED OR SOLD.
All cooking for the Rib Challenge must be done in the parking lot of First Choice Market.
Ribs that are not fully cooked at 2:30 pm will not be judged.
Participants must provide their own form of cooking.
- Acceptable forms of cooking are Grills or smokers (propane, charcoal or wood) Participants are responsible for their own seasonings and sauce and charcoal, wood, etc.
If you have a restaurant, you are allowed to display flags and signage proudly, within reason!
Ribs will be scored by a panel of 5 judges on a 1-10 number scale (10 being the best)
in the following for 4 categories:
1: Presentation on the plate
2: Appearance - color and aroma
3: Chew - texture and tenderness
Fully-cooked ribs must be submitted on contest approved plates. There must be two ribs per plate for a total of 10 ribs.
1st place - $500 gift card
2nd place- $250 gift card
3rd place- $100 gift card
New this year, three additional contests. To enter these contests, you must enter the Rib Challenge
BEEF BRISKET Cookoff
Contestants may submit their best beef brisket. Smoked, grilled, however you want, show your brisket skills and claim the title of Brisket King! No
additional entry fee required. See First Choice Market Store manager for more details.
PULLED PORK Cookoff
Contestants may submit their best pulled pork. Which is better, the boston butt? The loin? Show us all how it's done and you might claim the title of
Top Hog! No additional entry fee required. See First Choice Market Store manager for more details.
ANYTHING GOES Cookoff
Ribs, Brisket and Pulled Pork not your thing? Maybe you make the best BBQ chicken or whatever. Show off your skills and you might be crowned
the Grill Master! No additional entry fee required. See First Choice Market Store manager for more details.
Entry applications must be submitted in-person to: