2023 RUBS OF HONOR WINNERS
The purpose of Barbecue News Magazine’s annual Rubs of Honor event is very simple: find the best seasoning or rub for chicken, pork, beef and seafood.
The 2023 competition was judged over a four day period as each category was judged on a different day. The 2023 event hosted a total of 396 different rubs in the four different competitions. The beef category consisted of 96 entries. The chicken category featured 114 different entries. The pork category had 120 total entries. The seafood category had 66 different entries.
The results below show only the top 10 finishers in each category but each participate will receive the complete finishing order for each category so they can see how their entry faired. Top 10 winners in each category will receive certificates, and the winner in each category will receive a special plaque made to display their winning rub and their choice of a $750 bottling contract with Croix Valley or $750 advertising contract with Barbecue News Magazine. 1st place winner in each category will receive $300. 2nd place in each category will receive $200.
1ST PLACE – DESERT SAND BY HEDGEHOG BBQ, INC.
2ND PLACE – CHAMPS UNDISPUTED PORK, CHICKEN, AND BEEF BY CHAMPS UNDISPUTED BBQ
3RD PLACE – BEEF BLANKET BY BOOST YOUR BBQ
4TH PLACE – SW STEAK HOUSE BY HEDGEHOG BBQ, INC.
5TH PLACE – TWISTED TEXAS BY SOFA KING AWESOME BBQ
6TH PLACE – FIESTA PITGRIT BY PIT O’HEAVEN GRILLING
7TH PLACE – THE BIG UMAMI BY COOL SMOKE – TUFFY STONE
8TH PLACE – MOO BY CT’S REVIVAL BAR-B-QUE
9TH PLACE – RICK’S BBQ RUB BY FOGLE BOTTLING CO.
10TH PLACE – RUB YER MEAT BY BARBARIC BBQ
1ST PLACE – PORK’N RUB AND SEASONING BY BLAZING STAR BBQ
2ND PLACE – FIESTA PITGRIT BY PIT O’HEAVEN GRILLING
3RD PLACE – WACCALUM DUST BY TWO NATIVE’S SMOKEHOUSE
4TH PLACE –CHICKEN & RIB RUB BY THE REDNECK BBQ LAB
5TH PLACE –DARTY DUST BY IOWA BBQ STORE
6TH PLACE – GRILL’N CHIK’N BY OLD SOUTHERN BBQ
7TH PLACE – HONEY RUB BY BIG DADDY’S Q’N CREW
8TH PLACE – SRIRACHA BY KINGDOM SEASONINGS & RUBS
9TH PLACE – RYLEE’S SWEET RAPTURE BY STEAK PRINCESS BBQ
10TH PLACE – UNLIMITED PURPOSE (U.P.) BY BOOST YOUR BBQ
1ST PLACE – CHEF’S BEEF RUB BY THE BURGER CHEF RUBS N SAUCES
2ND PLACE – BULLS SMOKIN PORK RUB BY BULLS SMOKIN BBQ
3RD PLACE – SMOKE’N MAGIC PORK BY SMOKE’N MAGIC
4TH PLACE – WAGON WHEEL PORK RUB BY WAGON WHEEL BBQ
5TH PLACE – THE REAL SOUTHERN STYLE BY MAN MEAT BBQ
6TH PLACE – PORK RUB BY RED BEARD SEASONINGS
7TH PLACE – CLASSIC BBQ RUB BY COOL SMOKE – TUFFY STONE
8TH PLACE – PORK & RIB RUB BY PIG IN A PIT
9TH PLACE – SMOKE’N MAGIC RIB RUB BY SMOKE’N MAGIC 1
0TH PLACE – HOLY SMOKE SWEET RUB BY HOLY SMOKE LLC
1ST PLACE – RICK’S BBQ RUB BY FOGLE BOTTLING CO.
2ND PLACE – THE UNDER BOSS BY OILFIELD MAFIA
3RD PLACE – ORIGINAL GANGSTA BY MORT’S MEAT MAFIA
4TH PLACE – STEAK TANK “ATTACK” BY STEAKTANK.COM
5TH PLACE – NETTLE CREEK CAJUN SEASONING BY NETTLE CREEK FOODS, INC.
6TH PLACE – TEXAS ROAD TRIP BY IOWA BBQ STORE
7TH PLACE – SPICE ODDITY BY ZOINKS BBQ
8TH PLACE – COMEBACK PITGRIT BY PIT O’HEAVEN GRILLING
9TH PLACE – G.P.S. ALL PURPOSE RUB BY IOWA BBQ STORE
10TH PLACE – SMOKE’N MAGIC RIB RUB BY SMOKE’N MAGIC
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