OVERLAND PARK, KC — There are only a handful of kosher BBQ’s around the country, but of course Kansas City has the first sanctioned kosher BBQ contest. Jewish and non-Jewish BBQ teams faced off in overland park on Sunday for first place and some bragging rights.
...Everything at the competition had to be provided to insure that it met Old Testament standards.
“The differences are they all the meat, chicken, and every ingredient used in any of the food process is certified kosher from beginning to end,” Rabbi Mendel Segal said...“I can’t inject butter into my brisket, but we get creative and do other things,” Kerschner said. But in the spirit of competition, it’s all good, because Goodbinder has his own completely kosher strategy. “Pray hard,” Goodbinder said.
There are others:
In a city where treif BBQ restaurants far outnumber synagogues, it was only natural that a creative team at the oldest, Jewish Orthodox congregation in the Mid-South, Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth (ASBEE), decided twenty-four years ago to offer a kosher alternative to the long-standing Memphis BBQ contest of the swine variety.
ASBEE is proud to produce the ASBEE World Kosher BBQ Championship, which has become one of the year's most anticipated events in the Memphis Jewish community. Last year, the festival hosted 40 teams and more than 3000 attendees.
That one earned CNN coverage.
The Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship brings an iconic aspect of American culture – team barbecue competition – to Long Island’s Jewish community. This competition, which is for both barbecue enthusiasts as well as casual backyard grillers, is sanctioned by the World Kosher BBQ Championship in Memphis, Tennessee and hosted by Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, New York.
There's also one in Birmingham, Alabama.
In Atlanta, as well.
Just like the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship, this event will be filled with great food, family fun and old-fashioned hospitality. With events ranging from a pickle-eating contest to a basketball skills tournament to an array of live entertainment...In 2012, 0ver 2,500 guests, sponsors, participants and teams traveled from near and far – Miami, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Yonkers, and all across Long Island – to make the first annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship a success,
So, why not a contest at ... Tel Shiloh.
Can we get Ancient Shiloh to cooperate and provide the space while we mobilize sponsors for equipment and get our wineries to offer reduced prices for their products grown in the area?
I even have two names from which to choose:
The first is
based on the verse in I Samuel 1:
וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם, וַיִּזְבַּח אֶלְקָנָה...וּלְחַנָּה, יִתֵּן מָנָה אַחַת אַפָּיִם: כִּי אֶת-חַנָּה אָהֵב,
but unto Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah,
and the second choice could be
זבח מַּזְלֵג שְׁלֹשׁ הַשִּׁנַּיִם
וּמִשְׁפַּט הַכֹּהֲנִים, אֶת-הָעָם--כָּל-אִישׁ זֹבֵחַ זֶבַח, וּבָא נַעַר הַכֹּהֵן כְּבַשֵּׁל הַבָּשָׂר, וְהַמַּזְלֵג שְׁלֹשׁ הַשִּׁנַּיִם, בְּיָדוֹ.
when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came,
while the flesh was in seething, with a flesh-hook of three teeth in his hand;
Isn't that a hot idea?