Mac’s Speed Shop celebrates National BBQ Month with another Whole Hog win at Memphis in May
Mac’s Speed Shop in Charlotte did it again. The QC’s master ‘cue cookers walked away with a Top 10 finish in the coveted Whole Hog category at Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The 2018 event, held this past Saturday, is known as America’s most prestigious barbecue cooking competition and attracts teams, guests and attention internationally.
Even though people in many parts of the world smoke meat in a pit or on a spit, no country is as keen on barbecue as the good ‘ole USofA. If there’s a public celebration of any kind coast-to-coast, you can bet there will be barbecue and hungry folks hankering for it and hovering around to devour it. That’s definitely the case at Memphis in May, where whole hog, shoulder and ribs are not the only things expertly cooked and judged to the highest standards. This year, teams also competed in wings, beef, seafood, poultry, exotics, three categories of sauces, and something affectionately called “Patio Porkers.”
“The Mac’s win in the Whole Hog category was an awesome way for us to wrap up National Barbecue Month,” said says Mac’s Head Chef Kevin Kuruc. “Many other competitors are hobbists who don’t run restaurants. Our ability to keep our quality and sauces at international competition levels while running seven store locations is a real source of pride for us.”
Mac’s Speed Shop introduced its first restaurant in an old transmission shop in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood. It now has shops in Charlotte’s Steele Creek area, at Lake Norman, in Matthews, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Greenville, S.C. See the restaurant’s menu and signature sauces and rubs at www.MacSpeedShop.com.