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Hilltop Super Market’s 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off the best one yet

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – Hilltop Super Market held their 5th annual BBQ Cook off Saturday, May 3rd. The weather was warm with a cool breeze. Perfect weather of a barbeque contest. There were teams from miles around competing in the event.

All day long, people were coming and going. There was plenty of food to be had. Anything from hamburger, hotdogs, barbecue sandwiches, ribeye sandwiches and barbecue by the pound.

Grillin' & Chillin' out of Paris, TN won Grand Champion of the 2014 Hilltop Super Market 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off.  (L to R) Cody Jackson; owner Hilltop, Mike Jackson; owner Hilltop, James Brawner and Lisa Brawner.

Grillin’ & Chillin’ out of Paris, TN won Grand Champion of the 2014 Hilltop Super Market 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off. (L to R) Cody Jackson; owner Hilltop, Mike Jackson; owner Hilltop, James Brawner and Lisa Brawner.

“We have a beautiful day for this event. People from all over the place have come to enter their BBQ for the competition. A lot different from last year, when there was rain.” said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson.

There were 11 teams in this years event. They were: Big B BBQ, Double A BBQ, The Spice is Right, Big Orange Smokers, Tenn Double D, Serious Hog, Grillin’ & Chillin’, Rigdons BBQ, Custom Cookers, 3 Star BBQ, and Grilling & Chillin – Paris, TN.

The entries for the contest were chicken, spare ribs and pork. The judging started at 12:00pm. The prize for first place is a plaque and $250.00, second place is a plaque and $150.00 and third gets a plaque and $50.00. The grand champion wins $500.00.

“Compared to last year, this year the team’s really had it all together. There was very little difference between the entries,” stated Harold Etling.

One of the contest entries.

One of the contest entries.

“This year was better than anything last year. The teams really stepped it up a notch. The chicken and ribs were great. It was really tough this year to figure who the winner was because it was really close. They were all good,” said Russell Blake. “This is a great event for people to come out to. There’s good BBQ here to buy. It’s just a great event.”

“I’ve been judging every year since they’ve started the event. This year, all the entries were exceptional,” stated Dalton Harrison Montgomery County Commissioner. “In the past you would have one that was real good, some that were mediocre and maybe one that wasn’t so good. But this year, every one of the were good. It was close. I’m interested in seeing them total it up and see who won.”

Judging.

Judging.

In the pulled pork category, first place went to Grillin’ & Chillin’ from Paris, TN, second went to Double A BBQ and Rigdons BBQ came in third.

Grillin’ & Chillin’ out of Paris also won first in pork ribs. Rigdons BBQ came in second with Double A BBQ getting third.

For chicken, it was The Spice is Right grabbing first place with second going to Big B BBQ and Serious Hog coming in third.

Once the scores were totaled from all three categories, it was Grillin’ & Chillin’ that was crowned grand champion. Double A BBQ came in second and Big B BBQ was third.

“Hilltop Super Market is a fantastic place to be right here on the edge of Clarksville. A lot of people have come out. I dont know how many people have been here but the parking lot has been full all day. It’s been a great event,” said James Brawner with the Grillin’ and Chillin’ team. “We’ve had great weather. We had a great showing for ourselves. We’re excited to come up here and be able to represent the Tennessee Barbeque Association and Paris-Henry County.”

“We really enjoyed being here. The weather was great. I thought this was just a wonderful event. Hilltop is a really great store,” stated Grillin’ & Chillin’s Lisa Brawner.

“They have a beautiful store out here. For people who have never been out here, I would say it would be worth their trip to drive across town to come out here. They have got just an awesome facility here,” commented James Brawner.

The winners of Hilltop Super Market's 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off.

The winners of Hilltop Super Market’s 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off.

“Plenty of good food, good times, good comradery and good fellowship with neighbors is what community is all about. I just appreciate Hilltop for doing this. They are a very community minded business. I know the family well and they do a good job out here bringing the community together. You just cant say enough about businesses and individuals willing to do that,” said Fuson.

“I think the competition went really well. I think we had our best group of barbecuers ever. They came from all over Tennessee and Kentucky. They had some real nice setups. I think this was the best competition we’ve ever had. All the plates, all the categories were pretty even across the board. They all looked great and everything tasted great. I think this was our best yet,” stated Mike Jackson owner of Hilltop Super Market.


The Results

GRAND CHAMPION
Place Team
1st Grillin’ & Chillin’ – Springville, TN
2nd Double A BBQ
3rd Big B BBQ
CHICKEN
Place Team
1st The Spice is Right
2nd Big B BBQ
3rd Serious Hog
RIBS
Place Team
1st Grillin’ & Chillin’ – Springville, TN
2nd Rigdons BBQ
3rd Double A BBQ
PORK
Place Team
1st Grillin’ & Chillin’ – Springville, TN
2nd Double A BBQ
3rd Rigdons BBQ

 

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Hilltop Super Market

Hilltop Super Market is located at 400 Highway 149, Clarksville TN. From Clarksville, you would take Hwy 48/13 south across the Cumberland river, turn right on highway 149 and Hilltop Super Market is located on the left at the top of the hill next to Freds. Hilltop serves the grocery needs of the southern Montgomery county area.

Visit their website at: www.hilltopsupermarket.com.


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