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Meathead Elected to BBQ Hall of Fame

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    Meathead Elected to BBQ Hall of Fame


    Yesterday I learned that I have been elected to the BBQ Hall of Fame. Thank you for your support!

    There are only 37 members, 24 living, so it is quite an honor. The other inductees this year are Ollie Gates of Gates BBQ in Kansas City, Rodney Scott or Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Charleston, Arthur Bryant of Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in Kansas City, and Lyttle Bridges Cabaniss of Bridges Barbecue in Shelby NC.

    Here is a list of the Hall of Famers

    1. Famous Dave Anderson, Famous Dave’s Restaurants
    2. Pat Burke, competition champion
    3. Melissa Cookston, Memphis BBQ Company restaurants, cookbook author, champion competitor
    4. Ardie Davis (aka Remus Powers, Ph.B.), founder of the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Contest, pivotal in developing the Kansas City Barbeque Society, author
    5. Joe Don Davidson, Oklahoma Joe’s Grills and Smokers, 300+ championships
    6. Guy Fieri, Chef, restaurateur, TV star, competitor
    7. Ed Fisher, creator of the Big Green Egg
    8. Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue in Austin, author, smoker manufacturer
    9. Ollie Gates of Gates BBQ in Kansas City
    10. Meathead Goldwyn, publisher of world’s largest BBQ & Grilling website, AmazingRibs.com, author
    11. Paul Kirk, “Kansas City Baron of Barbecue”, champion competitor, multiple cookbooks, teacher
    12. David Knight, creator of Ole Hickory Pits
    13. Ray “Dr. Barbecue” Lampe, Dr Barbecue restaurant, Tampa, many appearances on TV, champion competitor
    14. Adam Perry Lang, Restaurateur, Book Author, TV personality
    15. Chris Lilly, chef, Big Bob Gibson’s, Decatur AL, champion competitor
    16. Myron Mixon, Jack’s Old South restaurant, champion competitor, author, TV personality
    17. Wayne “Honey” Monk, Lexington BBQ, Lexington, North Carolina
    18. Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Charleston
    19. Jeff Stehney, Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, champion competitor
    20. Steven Raichlen, Author of more than 10 cookbooks, TV personality
    21. Desiree Robinson, Cozy Corner Restaurant in Memphis
    22. Tuffy Stone, Cool Smoke restaurant and champion competitor
    23. Tootsie Tomanetz, Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, TX
    24. Johnny Trigg, champion competitor
    25. Carolyn & Gary Wells, Founders of the Kansas City Barbeque Society

    1. John “Big Daddy” Bishop, Dreamland in Tuscaloosa
    2. Arthur Bryant of Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in Kansas City
    3. Lyttle Bridges Cabaniss of Bridges Barbecue in Shelby NC
    4. Dr. Rich Davis, created “KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce”, TV personality
    5. Henry Ford, Co-inventor of Kingsford charcoal briquets and portable charcoal grills
    6. Fred Gould, helped launch numerous barbecue comptitions
    7. Duane “Speed” Herrig, sauce manufacturer
    8. James Lemons, Lem’s Bar-B-Q in Chicago
    9. Mike “The Legend” Mills, 17th Street BBQ in Murphysboro & Marion, IL, and champion competitor
    10. Henry Perry, Pioneer restaurateur in Kansas City
    11. Warner Stamey, Godfather of Lexington- style NC barbecue
    12. George Stephen, Sr., Created the Weber Grill
    13. CB “Stubb” Stubblefield, Stubbs BBQ in Austin
    14. Charlie Vergos, The Rendezvous in Memphis
    15. John Willingham, Champion competitor, inventor
    Attached Files

    Congrats, Meathead!

    Sounds like yer in some Stellar company, Brother...




        Congratulations! Well done well deserved!


          Well, to sorta quote Yogi Berra, “it’s a good thing ya didn’t see yer name in the Legacy List”.
          Congrats M, you deserve every bit of the accolades!


            Guy Fieri? That one surprised me.


            • Texas Larry
              Texas Larry commented
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              +1 on this.

            • Old Glory
              Old Glory commented
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              ItsAllGoneToTheDogs I just don't associate him with BBQ. My impression is of a general cook/chef not a dedicated Pitt Master.

            • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
              ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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              Old Glory I completely understand, you hear his name an BBQ isn't the first thing that comes to mind for almost anyone. But he is part of a BBQ competition team... with a pretty catchy name I might add How often he participates vs if he's just a marketing face to fund the team is a question I don't have an answer to though





                👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congrats!


                  Awesome 👏 👏👏. 🙌🙌🙌
                  You sir are much deserving of this prestigious accolade.


                    Congrats - very well deserved!


                      Congratulations, MH!


                        Quite an honor, congrats.
                        Nice to be recognized for a lifetime of work.


                          Congratulations, well deserved.



                            Is it too late to make a small edit to those labels for the rubs you are introducing?


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                            • Jim White
                              Jim White commented
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                              Oh well.

                            • smokin fool
                              smokin fool commented
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                              I'm sure you'll need more


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