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April 4 - 5, 2014

Rockahock’s Pickin’ and Pullin’ Fest
Lanexa, VA 
 


 

 

 

 

 The Briner

 


Past Results:

 

Sept 7, 2013

1st place pork
8th place ribs
9th place chicken
5th place overall

Southern York County BBQ Cook-Off

Glen Rock, PA

 

 

July 27, 2013

9th place chicken
7th place pork
11th place brisket
6th place overall

Bluemont BBQ Bash & Blackberry

VA

 

 

July 14, 2013

4th place pork
10th place ribs
9th place brisket
3rd place dessert
2nd place iron chef
13th place overall

NJ State BBQ Championship

Wildwood, NJ

 

 

June 29, 2013

4th place chicken
5th place ribs
2nd place pork
4th place overall

Hogging Up Virginia Bluegrass BBQ Festival

VA

 

 

June 15, 2013

1st Place Ribs! 8th Overall
Swinetastic BBQ Competition

Frederick, MD
 

 

May 18, 2013

7th Place Pork

Middletown BBQ Cook-Off

Middletown, DE

 

 

May 11, 2013

GRAND CHAMPION!

Smoke in the Valley

Green Lane, PA

 

 

April 6, 2013

3rd place people's choice wings
3rd place chicken
11th place ribs
4th place overall

The Go Naked BBQ Show (down)

Greencastle, PA

 

 

October 12, 2012

4th Place Ribs, 1st Place Brisket, 4th Place Overall 

 Keystone Classic Barbeque

Harrisburg, PA

 

 

October 6, 2012

4th Place Ribs, 11th Place Pork, 12th Place Brisket, 9th Place Chicken, 8th Place Overall 

2nd Annual High Point BBQ Battle

Clarksburg, MD

 

 

August 5, 2012

8th Place Chicken, 5th Place Pork, 12th Place Overall 

Smokin at The Maples 2012 Manorville, NY

 

 

July 27, 2012

1st Place Pork, 7th Place Ribs, 8th Place Overall

Bluemont BBQ Bash & Blackberry

Bonanza Bluemont, VA

 

 

July 15, 2012

1st Place Pork, 5th Place Chicken, 10th Place Overall

NJ State BBQ Championship

Wildwood, NJ

 

 

June 30, 2012  

2nd Place Ribs, 5th Place Pork, 7th Place Brisket, 10th Place Chicken, 6th Place Overall

Cork and Pork Fest

Covington, VA

 

 

June 16, 2012  

1st Place Pork, 10th Place Chicken

Swinetastic BBQ Fest

Frederick,MD

 

 

May 27, 2012  

10th Place Ribs

Roc City Rib Fest

Rochester, NY

 

 

May 12, 2012  

3rd Place People's Choice Ribs

Smoke in the Valley

Green Lane, PA

 

 

April 21, 2012  

4th Place Pork

7th Place Overall

Pork in the Park

Salisbury, MD 

 

 

April 7, 2012  

5th Place Ribs

9th Place Chicken

4th Place Overall
The Go Naked BBQ
Greencastle, PA

 

 

January 28, 2012

8th Place Ribs
Georgia BBQ Championship Throw Down

Young Harris, GA

 

 

October 8, 2011

3rd Place Ribs
6th Place Overall

Keystone Classic Barbeque

Harrisburg, PA

 

 

September 10, 2011

3rd Place Chicken
9th Place Ribs
6th Place Overall

Southern York County BBQ Cookoff

Glen Rock, PA

 

 

August 27, 2011

4th place ribs
6th place brisket

New Holland Summerfest

New Holland, PA

 

 

August 13, 2011

7th place ribs overall
Garry Maddox Ribfest

Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

July 30, 2011

2nd Place Ribs
BBQ and Blues in the Park

Mount Holly, NJ
 

 

July 10, 2011

3rd Place Chicken

NJ State BBQ Championship

Wildwood, NJ
 

 

June 11, 2011

3rd place chef's choice

BBQ Cook-off for a Cure

Hatfield, PA

 

 

May 28 - 29, 2011

7th place ribs

Roc City Rib Fest

Rochester, NY

 

 

May 13 – 14, 2011

8th place pork

Smoke in the Valley

Green Lane, PA

 

 

October 1 - 2, 2010

6th place ribs

Keystone Classic Barbeque

Harrisburg, PA

 

 

October 9, 2010

4th place ribs

Blue Mountain Rock’n Rib Fest

Palmerton, PA

 

 

July 23 - 24, 2010

2nd Place Brisket

BBQ & Blues in the Park

Mount Holly, NJ

 

 

August 8th, 2009

1st Place Ribs in the Pit Masters Division,
1st Place Ribs in Garry’s Rib Challenge!
-- (Overall winner of the combined Pit Master and Restaurant division.)

Garry Maddox Ribfest - Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

See the Pictures Here

 

 

July 10 - 12, 2009

2nd Place Pork/3rd Place Brisket/3rd Place Overall!

NJ State BBQ Championship - Wildwood, NJ

See the Pictures Here

 

 

June 5 - 6, 2009

4th Place Ribs

The Art of BBQ - Mays Landing, NJ

See the Pictures Here

 

 

5/16/2009

4th Place Overall/4th Place Chicken/3rd Place Ribs

Smoke in the Valley – Green Lane, PA

See the Pictures Here

 

 

8/23/2008

4th Place Chicken

New Holland Summerfest - New Holland, PA

See the Pictures Here

 

 

8/9/2008

4th Place Ribs

Maryland State Barbecue Championship - Bel Air, MD

See the Pictures Here

 

 

7/15/2007

Reserve Grand Champion/1st Place Ribs!
New Jersey State Barbeque Championship

see the results here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New for 2014:

 

 


 

Philly Blind Pig BBQ has been chosen to compete in the

Jack Daniel’s 2013 World Barbecue Championship

 

 

October 26, 2013 - Lynchburg, Tennessee

 


 

Philly Blind Pig BBQ will be proudly representing Philadelphia

in the 2013 World Food Championships

 

 

November 7 -10, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV

 


 

Philly Blind Pig BBQ will be competing in this year's

American Royal World Series of BBQ

 

 

October 3 - 5, 2013Kansas City, MO

 


 

 

Philly Blind Pig BBQ will be guest chef during the 4W5 Blues Jam at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington, DE on July 24th! We will be featuring our slow cooked brisket and our award winning pork spare ribs. BBQ will be smoked right outside and our food will be featured on a special menu. This event is free to enter, and if you love the blues and play an instrument, bring it! It's an open stage jam night! Don't miss out!

  


 

June 15, 2013   1st Place Ribs! 8th Overall

Swinetastic BBQ Competition - Frederick, MD

 

 


 

Listen to Tom on the Whiskey Bent "In the Pit" BBQ radio show

(May 14, 2013):

 

 

Listen to the full 2 hour show here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bbqsuperstars/2013/05/14/whiskey-bent-in-the-pit

 


 

May 11, 2013   GRAND CHAMPION!

Smoke in the Valley - Green Lane, PA

 

 

 

Our 1st Grand Champion finish! So glad it happened at the Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition, one of my favorite competitions. These are some of the greatest folks you will ever meet, and they run a kick-ass event!  Thanks to Shawn Tucker and his crew for making this pretty damn special for Marie and I... this picture says it all!


 

BBQ and Weight Loss

 

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The current me hanging with the 2008 me.


I am 44 years old and have been competing in BBQ for 7 years, it's kind of an addiction... passion... and possibly a curse. I love the competition and challenge of competition BBQ, I love the people I've met and the places I've had the opportunity to travel to. But I have realized that over the past several years I have gotten out of control with my weight, making it harder to enjoy this great sport. I know it's not all because of BBQ but believe me, it's a big part.

I know it's time for a change. I know it's going to be difficult and it's going to suck, but the thought of not having leg pains and exhaustion after a competition sounds pretty good to me.

I thought that if I was going to begin this change, this pursuit of health, that maybe I could inspire some of you to join me. I heard someone say once, "BBQ competitions is a bunch of fat guys sitting around drinking beer and cooking...". Well I know I resemble that statement! I know that if I have some others working hard to better their health, it would help me stay motivated.

Come join me at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BBQandWeightLoss/

 


 

We competed in 14 Kansas City Barbeque Society competitions in 2012 and this is where we ranked out of over 4,000 teams...

Overall - 184
Chicken - 214
Ribs - 131
Pork - 52
Brisket - 249


We also placed 2nd in PORK in the Mid-Atlantic Region 2012 Team of the Year race - Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association

 

I am proud of our standings, it's our best year yet. I also take much pride in the fact that I use my own rubs and sauces. Thanks to all those who have supported us throughout 2012. Can't wait to see what the 2013 season brings!


Cheers!

 

 


 

Check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary produced by Dirt Productions called American Smoke. Giving the viewer an inside look into the world of BBQ.

 

 

www.dirtproductions.com


 

June 9, 2012  Winner... raffle prize!!!

BBQ Cook-off for a Cure - Hatfield, PA

 


 

 

 

Check out the Philly Blind Pig BBQ recipes page

 

 


 

Read Tom's interview on "Meet the BBQ Competition Pro Team" -

Grilling with Rich  

 

Check out Philly Blind Pig BBQ profiled in the Team Spotlight of the  Bargeque Mag Online March/April issue.
 


 

Check out footage/photos from the

channel 6 ABC FYI Philly July 4th Special
Live on the parkway with Tom Bera - July 4th, 2010

 


 

Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

Overall winner of the Garry Maddox Ribfest!

 

August 8th, 2009  1st Place Ribs in the Pit Masters Division,
1st Place Ribs in Garry’s Rib Challenge!
-- (Overall winner of the combined Pit Master and Restaurant division.)

Garry Maddox Ribfest - Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

See the Pictures Here

 


 

About Philly Blind Pig BBQ

 

It all started for me in August 2005 with a phone call from my friend Steve from the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. He asked me to help cook ribs at a competition charity event run by Garry Maddox at Citizen’s Bank Park - I agreed. This was the first time I ever cooked “real” BBQ. We used two $30 brinkman smokers and finished in the top 5!

 

We are now the greatest BBQ’ers in the world ... in our own minds. We upgraded our equipment to a couple of Weber Smoky Mountains and a Big Green Egg smoker, then planned our KCBS debut in 2006.

 

Our first competition was at “BBQ on the Farm” in Bristol, PA. We finished 8th in ribs and dead last in brisket and had a great time. We also gained a new member to the team, Jack Rhubright, who I still cook with today. Mid-way through our 2006 season Jack and I officially changed our team name to Philly Blind Pig BBQ.  -Tom Bera

 

The origin of the name "Blind Pig" stems from the prohibition days in Chicago. A "Blind Pig" was an establishments that illegally provided alcoholic beverages. The saloonkeeper would charge customers to see an attraction (such as an animal), and provide a "complimentary" alcoholic beverage, thus circumventing the law.


Blind Pig BBQ - Jack Rhubright, Tom Bera, Jeff Bera and Joe Cylc

July 15th, 2007   Reserve Grand Champion
New Jersey State Barbeque Championship

see the results here

 

Contact Tom Bera for more information on the Philly Blind Pig BBQ Team.

Philly Blind Pig BBQ - Award winning barbeque team from Philadelphia