Share Share
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/43/X9OOO.St.138.jpeg|425
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Jeff Peck uses hickory, plum, cherry and pecan wood to smoke pork in his cooker at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship in uptown Charlotte Saturday, October 19, 2013. More than 90 teams competed in whole hog, ribs, and best booth. National teams competed for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and a spot to represent the Southeast at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/43/1j2UDv.St.138.jpeg|486
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Barbecue lovers watch a whole hog cook over an open fire at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship in uptown Charlotte Saturday, October 19, 2013. More than 90 teams competed in whole hog, ribs, and best booth. National teams competed for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and a spot to represent the Southeast at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/43/meKu3.St.138.jpeg|405
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Smoke fills the air at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship in uptown Charlotte Saturday, October 19, 2013. More than 90 teams competed in whole hog, ribs, and best booth. National teams competed for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and a spot to represent the Southeast at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/43/YN1a5.St.138.jpeg|506
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Mike McFadden cooks ribs at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship in uptown Charlotte Saturday, October 19, 2013. More than 90 teams competed in whole hog, ribs, and best booth. National teams competed for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and a spot to represent the Southeast at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/43/Y2yjZ.St.138.jpeg|408
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Ribs cook in a smoker at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship in uptown Charlotte Saturday, October 19, 2013. More than 90 teams competed in whole hog, ribs, and best booth. National teams competed for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and a spot to represent the Southeast at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/33/fbc3f.St.138.jpeg|405
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Rico Phillips of Sauceman's, places racks of ribs on the smoker at the BBQ & Brews Festival in uptown Charlotte Friday, October 18, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/33/VxaB1.St.138.jpeg|469
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Raphael Sanders enjoys a rack of ribs at the BBQ & Brews Festival in uptown Charlotte Friday, October 18, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/33/mH0Og.St.138.jpeg|375
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Davis of Little Red Pig of Marshville checks on a whole hog in the smoker for the BBQ & Brews Festival in uptown Charlotte Friday, October 18, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/33/gpLs8.St.138.jpeg|401
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Barbecue with cole slaw and macaroni cheese is a favorite at the BBQ & Brews Festival in uptown Charlotte Friday, October 18, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/10/19/13/33/EvTg3.St.138.jpeg|416
    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    NASCAR commentator Dale Jarrett walks though uptown Charlotte Friday, October 18, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
Loading in additional galleries