Many people have questioned why I don’t do competition BBQ. I usually just shrug, and say ~ not really interested. I am not in it for the trophies. Here is an explanation and the real reason why. During our Town’s 250th anniversary celebration, a man approached me, after I had served him his NH BBQ chicken and coleslaw plate, and said, “I am 84 years old… been eating chicken my whole life — and that was the best piece of chicken I have ever eaten. How do you get it so juicy and tender?” Thank you, Sir, for the compliment!! I was just given one of the top trophies ever for my BBQ. No shiny piece of plastic with gold highlights can beat this blue ribbon trophy!