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B Street Rib Off, Rattle’s Garden Farmshare, and Pie Time at The Root

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Recording Setting Year for B Street
Officials from this year’s B Street Rib Off on April 2nd reported that the nonprofit organization raised $11,000 for the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas. The funds, which will be used to support cancer patients in Central Arkansas, were raised during the annual BBQ competition.

“We’re really proud of the work we put in this year. Not only did we have a sold out event, but we broke our attendance record and doubled our giving record from past events,” said Jeremy Hinton, president of the B. Street Rib Off. “This is the only competition that forgoes cash prizes to donate funds to a local organization. We’re really proud of that and we believe it contributes to our success,” said Hinton.

In addition to the BBQ competition, the event featured live music, food trucks, local craft beer from Flyway Brewing and a raffle. Event attendees were treated to BBQ by way of the People’s Choice category, which could be judged for a small donation. Here are the results for he BBQ competition: Ribs Category: 1. Drummin’ Up Some Que 2. Team Ninja 3. Southern Gentlemen Chicken Category: 1. Southern Gentlemen 2. Hog Time BBQ 3. Po Boys BBQ People’s Choice Category: 1. Up in Smoke 2. Southern Gentlemen 3. Team Ninja

The Root Cafe’s 2nd Annual Pie Bake-Off
This past Saturday’s pie contest at The Root Café, which was affiliated with the Arkansas Literary Festival, was another huge success. The contest featured 24 entries, with some standouts including the Spicy Sweet Potato, Coconut Cream, Buttermilk, Strawberry, and a delicious Garlic Crème Chicken Pot Pie made by Amy Westerman. Check out this cool video from Amy on how to make the vodka crust. Congrats to all of the winners.

Farmshare Now Available from Rattle’s Garden
I absolutely love the Rattle’s Garden farm. I’ve been buying delicious veggies from them for 3+ years at the Hillcrest Farmers Market and have even been fortunate enough to visit the actual farm. And as of this past Thursday, I’m now a proud member of the Farmshare program. For a total expense of $275 (or $27.50 per basket), I get 10 weeks of baskets filled with fantastic produce (to be picked up at the HFM). Vilonia folks can head straight to the farm to grab each week’s basket for a total cost of $250, which is a dynamite value. Rattle’s Garden even offers an Eggshare for an additional cost. Pick-ups are available from the farm outside of Vilonia on Tuesdays and from the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Rattle’s anticipates starting the first week in May and running through mid-July. For more information, click here or email Tara at rattlesgarden@yahoo.com.

*Photo courtesy of B Street Rib Off

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B Street Rib Off Set for Saturday in Argenta

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Ribs by Dempsey

 

The 8th annual B Street Rib Off is set for Saturday, April 2nd at Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock. For those unfamiliar, that’s right across the street from the old Good Food by Ferneau. And it looks like the weather is going to be spectacular this weekend.

The event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, features an amateur-based BBQ cooking competition with teams from across the region.

“The B. Street Rib Off is here again and we, at the American Cancer Society, are so grateful for the cooking teams who continue to support our mission to finish the fight against cancer. I would like to encourage everyone to come out and fill up on some delicious food while supporting the American Cancer Society’s mission of helping people stay well, get well, finding cures and fighting back!” said Sherri Jones, American Cancer Society – Director, Community Engagement.

Event-goers can also expect live music, Roxy Twisted Sandwiches food truck , beer from Flyway Brewing, and a raffle that includes merchandise from several Arkansas retailers. Also, for a small donation, folks can also attend and judge the People’s Choice category, which kicks off at 8 a.m. (with results announced at 4 p.m.).

My buddy Ken Dempsey (whose ribs are pictured above) will be in the competition, and I can tell you his ribs by themselves are worth showing up for.

Those interested in sponsorship information can click here.

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Around Town: 7th Annual B Street Rib Off

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Hey, I like ribs.

And if you like ribs and all things BBQ, then come on out to the 7th Annual B Street Rib Off, which benefits the American Cancer Society, on Saturday, November 1st at Argenta Plaza in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock. This year’s event will feature a BBQ cooking competition that includes ribs, chicken, an “Anything But” category, as well as the popular side dishes contest. All proceeds from the 2014 B Street Rib Off will benefit the Arkansas chapter of the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas.

Interested in participating?

BBQ Teams – Sign up at www.BStreetRibOff.org (early registration discount ends October 11th)
Public – Judge the side dish competition for $5
Public – Sign up to judge the “Anything But” category upon arrival. Winners will be drawn around noon.

“The B. Street Rib Off is here again and we, at the American Cancer Society, are so grateful for the cooking teams who continue to support our mission to finish the fight against cancer. I would like to encourage everyone to come out and fill up on some delicious food while supporting the American Cancer Society’s mission of helping people stay well, get well, finding cures and fighting back!” said Sherri Jones, American Cancer Society – Senior Representative, Community Engagement

The B Street Rib Off has given more than $6,000 to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas. The B Street Rib Off board of directors plan to raise $5,000 with the 2014 event.

The B Street Rib Off was founded in 2008 by Jason Brown, Justin Hinton and Matthew Ross as a friendly competition. After increased interest, the three friends turned the annual event into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization now boasts a ten person board of directors that consists of Jason Brown, North Little Rock; Casey Cardin, Little Rock; Sean Conrad, Little Rock; Bentley Grissom, Jonesboro; Bradley Grissom, Jonesboro; Jeremy Hinton, Little Rock; Justin Hinton, Little Rock; Matthew Ross, Little Rock; Marshall Sigsby, Jonesboro; Joshua Wingo, West Memphis.

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