The annual Sparks Street Chicken and Ribs cook-off started last night, with contestants from all over the southern US. Last night, we chose to go with this year's defending champions from Alabama, and the result was spectacular. Their pulled pork was to-die-for and the ribs were fall-off-the-bone yummy. And they even had good coleslaw, which doesn't happen all that often.
We're hoping to go back again tonight and then again on Saturday – so maybe we'll try out some of the entries from Florida and New Mexico and see who's best. Haven't found any teams from Texas yet. Maybe I'll go out at lunch and have a look.
Working on Sparks street has its privileges. I can savour the smell of BBQ as I read on my lunch hour. mmmmm. dead pig.