Last month (November 11), was the last charity cook-off event of the year hosted by Ray Price Harley Davidson in Raleigh. It was also a Veterans Day celebration. Did you know Ray Price was a veteran?
They host 3 of these events annually and I’ve covered the previous 2 here on my blog in case you’d like to read about them too.
Yet again I was thrilled to be one of their food judges and the competition was stiff as always. We tasted 14 different BBQ plates from a variety of local participants who brought their all, to the competition.
The event cost $10 per person to attend and for that, you got to sample all the BBQ as often as you liked. That’s what is so great about these events that Ray Price Harley Davidson hosts each year. They aren’t expensive, they attract excellent competitors, and the money raised goes to a local charity. They always choose a different organization, and this time it was the US Veterans Corps. Oh yes, and there was an award given to the 1st, 2nd 3rd place winners, as well as a People's Choice Award for the best BBQ.
On hand was Rex Blood Mobile, Bedlam Vodka vendor and a used bike tent.
Additionally at this event, a beard contest was on tap, since November is also MOVEember, the annual event which involves the growing out of moustaches & beards in order to raise awareness about men's health issues. One of the vendors was Mountain Man Beard Products. Scroll down to see who the winner of the best beard was.
To catch ones of these cook-offs next year, mark your calendars for: March, July, November.