SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Famous Dave's took top honors at this year's Best of the West Rib Cook-off.
Twenty four rib cookers from all over the country competed for the top spot. Over the weekend, fifteen barbecue judges worked behind-the-scenes to determine who makes the best ribs based on appearance, texture and taste.
The top five winners were:
First place: Famous Dave’s BBQ from Plymouth, MN, $7,500
Second place: Texas Outlaw BBQ, from Elizabethtown, KY, $3,000
Third place: Kinder’s Custom Meats, from Concord, CA, $2,000
Fourth Place: Porky ‘N’ Beans, from Port St. Lucie, FL, $1,000
Fifth Place: Desperado BBQ & Rib Co, from Hinckley, OH, $500
People’s Choice Award: Chicago BBQ Company, from Burr Ridge, IL, the winner of last year’s Rib Cook-Off.
Best Sauce: Porky-N-Beans, $500
The rib cook-off runs until 5 p.m. today. Next year’s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off will be held from August 27 through September 1, 2014.