Family Cookbook Project Co-Founder, Chip Lowell took second place in the AW Shucks Country Store BBQ Competition at the RVA R.I.M.B.Y Festival (Right In My Back Yard) in Virginia.
This festival is about Building Community and Encouraging Adventure and benefited Beyond Boundaries, a Richmond-based non-profit specializing in guiding participants with disabilities on outdoor adventures. The inaugural adventure festival featured an archery range, Segway and electric bike rides, a fly casting demo, fish and reptile encounters, a bike repair station and outdoor gear demos. There was also live music by East of Blue Ridge, food and drinks, local beers and of course the BBQ competition.
The BBQ Competition featured Carolina Pulled Pork. Chip brought his large Green Egg smoker and slow cooked his Boston Butt to perfection. He also added wine braised smoked short ribs and spicy baked beans with apple to complete his entry.
The judges awarded Chip second place overall for his efforts and he is already looking forward to competing again next year.
Chip uses his BBQ expertise to manage the popular Facebook Group BBQRibsRecipes.