2017 Grills 'n' Grilles




United Way of Nevada County held its 11th annual BBQ event, “Grills ‘n’ Grilles” on Saturday, August 26th. The event was held at Western Gateway Park and more than 500 people showed up to view the beautiful foreign, classic and electric cars and sample grilled delicacies. A Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition was held in conjunction with a Backyard BBQ competition. People voted for their favorite Backyard BBQ team and favorite vehicle. A team of expert judges chose the winning “Critics Choice” in the Backyard BBQ competition and the KCBS winning teams. The KCBS Grand Champion was team “DG Firehouse BBQ” headed up by Dan Gibson and Reserve Champion was Kevin Barteaux and his team, “Smokey Luv BBQ”. To view the rest of the winners of the KCBS competition, go to www.kcbs.us/events (scroll down to the event).

The first place winner of the 2017 Backyard BBQ People’s Choice 1st place award went to “The Rib Doctors” headed up by long-time Backyard BBQ-er Kristian Hockinson. Second place went to “Rub ‘n Butts” and third place went to “Interfaith Food Ministry BBQ”. The Backyard BBQ Critic’s Choice 1st place went to “The Rib Doctors”, with “3 Sheets to the Wind” and “Aroma Catering BBQ” coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. “The Cooking Dead” team won the Spirit Award for their energy, creativity, and spiritedness.

The “Best in Show” winner in the Car Show was a 1969 Lotus Europa owned by Don Elliott. The 3rd Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament took place earlier in the day. The winners in the Open division were Levi & John Whitestone, Coed winners were Jim & Koryn Coffin, Advanced winners were Manny & Nick Seeba and Danielle and Angel won the Recreational division.

This was a fun event for everyone who participated. The attendees enjoyed delicious food, cool cars and great music by Crossing 49 while cooling off under the misting tent. Great raffle prizes were given out during the event.


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