Washington, MO rules the Barbeque World

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WASHINGTON, MO - This past weekend, B&B BBQ & Catering and Shake ‘N Bake BBQ competed in the 33rd Annual American Royal. It’s the World’s largest bbq contest and both teams brought home major wins.

Held in Kansas City, Missouri, the American Royal is the World’s Largest BBQ contest, with 545 teams competing this year for over $80,000 in prizes. Within “The Royal”, there are 2 contests; The Invitational which has 153 current year national and international champions and the Open contest for which anyone is eligible to compete.

As you would expect, numerous teams from the often heralded BBQ regions of Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, North Carolina and Washington, Missouri attended this year’s American Royal held October 5th – 7th, 2012. Yes, you read that correctly, teams from Washington Missouri!

B&B BBQ & Catering was awarded “1st Place Pork” in the Invitational garnering the title of “Best Pork On The Planet” as well as 8th place Ribs in the Open contest only to be bested by another local team. B&B is owned by Jeff and Tricia Brinker.

Shake ‘N Bake BBQ was awarded “1st Place Ribs” in the Open contest! Shake ‘N Bake is owned by Tim and Terri Scheer, who own and operate Scheer Landscape Company as well as Gateway BBQ Store.

In the world of competition barbeque, many award winning cooks have perfected their own secret rubs and sauces and have bottled them¬. While places like Kansas City and Memphis have multiple barbeque stores to purchase these special sauces, there aren't really any in the St. Louis area, so the Scheer’s decided to bring these products to the St. Louis area specializing in: sauces, rubs, grills, smokers, fuels, and accessories from all over the country.  B&B BBQ & Catering and Shake ‘N Bake BBQ brought home their 2012 American Royal titles by cooking on Gateway Drum Smokers. Widely known as ‘ugly drum smokers’ or ‘UDS’, Gateway BBQ Store has perfected the UDS by creating their very own customized Gateway Drum Smokers. These company built cans are simple and easy to use, and can be outfitted in the customer’s favorite color and team logo. Not to mention, they’re proven winners! Correction…. American Royal winners!!

Needless to say, Gateway BBQ Store has all the supplies needed to win at “The World Series of BBQ”.  Gateway BBQ Store sponsors both B&B BBQ & Catering and Shake ‘N Bake BBQ and is excited to continue to carry out their mission of providing the best products and service to enhance the cooking experience of every customer, whether in your backyard or competing in the American Royal.

545 contestants, 8 First Place Trophies, 2 of them now reside in Franklin County, Missouri in the same year.  Who says you need to travel for good BBQ? Not me!  For more information regarding Gateway BBQ Store or Gateway Drum Smokers, please visit www.gatewaybbqstore.com or call 636-390-9898.  For American Royal Champion catering needs, contact Tricia at 314-401-9604 to book your event today!