Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival raises money for Friends of Caroline Hospice

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Patrick Mitchell, left, and Chip Dinkins pour sauce over their chicken wings before taking them to be judged during the annual Bands Brews and BBQ on Friday.
Patrick Mitchell, left, and Chip Dinkins pour sauce over their chicken wings before taking them to be judged during the annual Bands Brews and BBQ on Friday.

Photo above: Sarah McMullen, left, and Joe Dubois of Hilton Head uncover a pan of smokey, BBQ wings for patrons to sample.

Paris Avenue in Port Royal was home to the annual Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival last weekend which saw the town awash in gooey, sticky, spicy, yummy barbeque sauces, rubs and marinades that were being smothered on all kinds of meats and subsequently slow cooked, roasted, slathered, pulled, poked and otherwise made delicious by dozens of professional barbequers who lined both sides of the street.

All this makes for a great fundraiser for Friends of Caroline Hospice. Friday night saw the “Wing Throw-down” where our own editor, Molly Ingram, got to chime in on the relative wonderfulness of about 10 entries. Last seen, she was still licking her lips in pure enjoyment!

Saturday brought beautiful day weather wise and loads of hungry families to the Avenue to enjoy a day of great food, games, and sensational live music. Yes, this is why we all live in Beaufort!

From the 26 teams that competed, here are the ones who took home a prize:

Wings

1st Place: Backwoods BBQ

The Cluster Shucks from Beaufort was but one band during the annual Bands Brews and BBQ last weekend. From left are Worth Liipfert, Ben Coppage and Jason Ward.
The Cluster Shucks from Beaufort was but one band during the annual Bands Brews and BBQ last weekend. From left are Worth Liipfert, Ben Coppage and Jason Ward.

2nd Place: Carolina Squires
3rd Place: Q’ On Bay
People’s Choice: All Smoked Up

Ribs

1st Place: Bobo’s Que
2nd Place: Southern Smoke
3rd Place: Smoke Central BBQ

4th Place: Pair O’ Dice Pork
5th Place: Smoke -n- Hope

Boston Butts

1st Place: Blowin’ Smoke
2nd Place Backwoods BBQ
3rd Place: Smoke Central BBQ
4th Place: Ultimate Tailgaters BBQ
5th Place: ‘Slowcountry Q

Photos by Bob Sofaly.