One of our favorite annual BBQ events, the B Street Rib Off, is back again for a 12th year. This year’s Rib Off will take place on April 18th in Argenta.
The competition always draws a good crowd of experienced competitors in the signature rib competition as well as the chicken and open-ended people’s choice categories. The ribs and chicken are judged by a team of judges, including 2 of us here, that have been with the competition for several years, while the public is encouraged to attend the event and judge the People’s Choice category for a small donation.
The best part about the annual event is that all proceeds from the event going to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas. It is a very personal mission from the B Street committee.
“The B. Street Rib Off is a wonderful partner for us here at the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas,” said Matthew Bancroft, community development officer for the American Cancer Society – Arkansas. “I would like to encourage everyone to come out and enjoy delicious barbecue while supporting the B Street Rib Off and American Cancer Society’s mission of helping people stay well, get well, finding cures and fighting back.”
In addition to the BBQ competition, the event will feature live music, beverages from Flyway Brewing Company and a raffle that includes merchandise from several Arkansas retailers. Teams interested in cooking for the competition can register at BStreetRibOff.org. There, teams will also find a list of rules and more information about the competition.
The event is family-friendly and will kick off at 8 a.m. with results announced at 4 p.m. on April 18th.
Jason Brown, Justin Hinton and Matthew Ross founded the B Street Rib Off as a friendly backyard competition in 2008. After increased interest, the three friends turned the annual event into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization now boasts a board of directors with nine members from across the state.