Our competition team, formally known as Fat Angel BBQ, was created in 2007 when two boys from Jersey decided to spin off from their former team, Lost Nation Smoke Company. After years of working as apprentices with Rich Decker, they decided that they were ready for the major league.
We are a competition barbecue team specializing in the art of smoking chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder and beef brisket. We've represented New Jersey at contests all over the country including Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Nevada and in almost every state from Virginia to Vermont. We have collected over 100 awards including 4 NJ State Championship titles. Highlights include 1st place in Ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal BBQ contest in Kansas City (which is known as the World Series of BBQ) and 1st place in Brisket at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, GA.
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|10.15.16 - Well, it was fitting that we ended the season in a Hurricane at the Jack Daniel's Atlantic City Smoke on the Water BBQ Championship, after beginning the season in a blizzard. We had our strongest and most consistent cook of the year, despite the conditions. We were happy to finish 7th overall amongst a very strong field. Congrats to our good fried, BBQ Bob, of the BBQ Guru on the Reserve Grand Champion call and to Blazin' Buttz BBQ on their dominating victory! Looking forward to another great year on the circuit with some amazing cooks!|
| 1st Place Brisket | 2015 NJ State BBQ Championship | 65 teams
1st Place Pork | 2014 Red White & Que | 60 teams
1st Place Brisket | 2013 Que by the Sea | 49 teams
1st Place Overall | 2013 NJ State BBQ Championship | 65 teams
1st Place Ribs | 2013 NJ State BBQ Championship | 65 teams
1st Place Overall | 2012 Galvinell's Grillin n' Chillin | 25 teams
(competed as Local Smokin Gurus with friends from The BBQ GURU)
1st Place Chef's Choice | 2011 Mt Holly BBQ & Blues Fest | 44 teams
1st Place OVERALL | 2011 NJ State BBQ Championship | 66 teams
1st Place Chicken | 2011 NJ State BBQ Championship | 66 teams
1st Place Brisket | 2011 NJ State BBQ Championship | 66 teams
1st Place OVERALL | 2010 Que by the Sea | 48 teams
1st Place Pork | 2010 Championship of New England BBQ | 42 teams
1st Place Ribs | 2010 Pork in the Park | 132 teams
1st Place Ribs | 2009 American Royal BBQ | 480 teams
1st Place Ribs | 2009 Seaside Heights BBQ Festival | 30 teams
1st Place OVERALL | 2009 NJ State BBQ Championship | 62 teams
1st Place Brisket | 2008 Best of the Best Invitational | 33 teams