Sunday, July 29, 2012

BEST RIBS?

It is a 35 minute drive to Martinsville Virginia from The Claiborne House B&B, but these ribs are worth it!
Checkered Pig is the place to go. It is about 35 minutes from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, be warned the sign out front says Pigs-R-Us. Closed on Sundays in observance of the Lord's Day. Click here for directions and hours on their new website.

Checkered Pig Competition Team Awards 
2011
1st place Brisket: Smokin’ on the Water, Lakeport, CA   
Grand Champion: Lincolnton Hog Happenin’ , Lincolnton, NC
1st place Ribs: Lincolnton Hog Happenin’ , Lincolnton, NC
1st place Pork: Lincolnton Hog Happenin’ , Lincolnton, NC
3rd place Ribs: Smoke on the Mountain VA State BBQ (MBN) Galax, VA
1st place Pork: Chesapeake Jubilee, Chesapeake, VA  
1st place Ribs: Sam’s Club BBQ Competition, Chesapeake, VA
1st place Brisket: Sam’s Club BBQ Competition, Chesapeake, VA
1st place Ribs: Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown, Rocky Mount, NC  
2010 
3rd place Chicken: 14th Annual Firehouse Cookoff, Kings Mountain, NC
4th place Brisket: Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cookoff, Chesapeake, VA
1st place Ribs: Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Rocky Mount, NC
Grand Champion: Hamtown Pork and Fork Festival, Smithfield, VA (MBN)  
1st place Ribs: Hamtown Pork and Fork Festival, Smithfield, VA (MBN)  
2009
2nd place Ribs: Texas Motor Speedway-Prilosec BBQ Shootout  
2nd place Chicken: Texas Motor Speedway-Prilosec BBQ Shootout  
Reserve Grand Champion: Lowe's Motor Speedway-Prilosec BBQ Shootout, Concord, NC
1st place Ribs: Lowes Motor Speedway-Prilosec BBQ Shootout, Concord, NC
Reserve Grand Champion: South Carolina Festival Discovery, Greenwood, NC
1st place Ribs: South Carolina Festival Discovery, Greenwood, NC
 3rd place Ribs: Cue and Cruz, Louisa, VA
 2nd place Brisket: Bristol Prilosec BBQ Shootout, Bristol, TN
1st place Pork: Pickin’ in the Panhandle, Hedgesville, WV
4th place Brisket: Pickin’ in the Panhandle, Hedgesville, WV
Grand Champion: Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff, Murphysboro, IL
1st place Brisket: Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff, Murphysboro, IL
 4th place Ribs: Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff, Murphysboro, IL
 4th place Brisket: 21st Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational, Lynchburg, TN
3rd place Brisket: Diamond State BBQ Championship, Dover, DE
2008
Grand Champion Reserve: Apple City Hog Rally, Murphysboro, IL
2nd place Pork: Apple City Hog Rally , Murphysboro, IL
1st place Brisket: Apple City Hog Rally Murphysboro, IL
1st place Pork: Western NC BBQ Festival, Maggie Valley, NC
4th place Pork: 20th Jack Daniels World Championship, Lynchburg, TN
Grand Champion- Carolina Fall Fling Lumberton, NC
1st place Ribs- Carolina Fall Fling Lumberton, NC
1st place Chicken - Carolina Fall Fling Lumberton, NC
3rd place Brisket - Carolina Fall fling Lumberton, NC
Reserve Grand Champion - Pigs in the Park Danville, VA
Governors Cup - Top Virginia Team- Pigs in the Park -Danville, VA
Grand Champion - Rockin' Rib Cookoff - Salt Lake City, Utah
2007
1st place Brisket - Hog Happnin' -Shelby NC
Reserve Grand Champion - Chesapeake Bay BBQ- Stevensville, MD
Grand Champion - Carolina Smokin' Fall Fling- Lumberton, NC
2005
Grand Champion - NC State Firehouse Championship - Kings Mountain, NC
2004
Best Ribs 1st place -- Blue Ridge BBQ Festival - Tryon, NC
Best Ribs People Choice -- River Rockin' Ribfest - Davenport, Iowa
Best Ribs 1st place - Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff - Sparks, Nevada
Best Ribs 1st place - James River BBQ Festival - Lynchburg, VA
Grand Champion Reserve - Hog Happnin' - Shelby, NC
2003
2nd place Best Ribs - Summer Music Slam - Lorain, OH
2002
Best Briskit -- Blue Ridge BBQ Festival - Tryon, NC
1014 Liberty Street, Martinsville, VA 24112  276-632-1161
View the menu here

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?