Just like that, the abbreviated 2015 BBQ and cooking season has ended! Cut short by back surgery, an accident, and the related rehab, 2015 was a year of trying new things and learning how to do them. Also, for a man with a bad back, I sure did a lot of traveling.
I competed in 3 KCBS BBQ contests (2 NJ- Wildwood – 11th/66, Cresskill – 8th/37, and 1 NY – New Paltz – 13th/57), 2 Kosher BBQ contests (CT – Fairfield – RGC (2nd), GA – Atlanta – RGC (2nd)), one Bacon World Championship (FL – Celebration 12th), and one chili contest (NY – Brooklyn – 2nd).
Ribs Within Rubs, as well as Ribs Within Bacon, have been used in many other contests in 2015 with excellent results, too! Including awesome performances by Adrian Ashby, 7th place Bacon World Championship (WFC), The Beefy Boys, 7th in Burgers WFC 2015, as well as by The Lovely Lufkin Sisters in the Sandwich category. Our Sponsored BBQ Teams, Crazy Coyote, Dr. Pearl’s Medicinal Smoke, Que and a Half Men, and Shiva Que all had a great deal of success using our rubs and seasonings. We are very proud of them.

Since it is the season for giving thanks, I would like say thank you for the people who made this year tolerable: Wendy H, Luke E, Laurie L, Rob W, Barry H, Steve S, Randy S and of course my ultra-patient wife Laura. Because with out you folks, none of this would have happened.
And of course my sponsors Yale Appliance in Dorchester and Framingham, MA, and Ergo Chef Knives, you guys rock!
I am also thankful for all you supporters who purchased Ribs Within Rubs and Bacon. You are the heart and soul of Ribs Within! Tell your friends!

So, with 2016 bearing down on us, I say “Bring it On”! This new year will bring a new found optimism, and a Grand Championship, or two…Ya Gotta Believe……..LGM

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