Thousands of local residents packed a closed-down Troy Street in Spring Valley Sunday for the annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival. Now in its third year, the event featured 13 amateur backyard barbecue teams, vying for grilling guru supremecy.
In addition, the BBQ teams sold samples of their BBQ for $2 each, as a way to help raise money for youth sports clubs and organizations in Spring Valley.
The teams competed in five categories: Tri-tip, pork ribs, chicken, carne asada, and Best Tailgate (decor.)
The winners are as follows:
1st place: Smoke Monsters
2nd place: Los Toros
3rd place: Backyard Boys
1st place: Los Toros
2nd place: Chandlers Bangin BBQ
3rd place: BBQ for Boobies
1st place: WGW
2nd place: BBQ for Boobies
3rd place: Cousins Cookin'
Carne Asada (only one award given)
1st place: King Grillaz
The People's Choice Award went to Chandlers Bangin' BBQ, who sold the most samples, half of which will be donated to youth sports benefactors. The Best Tailgate Award went to BBQ for Boobies, for its all pink Breast Cancer Awareness tent.
The Grand Champion team was WGW, who had the highest cumulative score for all categories.