Baltimore Barbecue Company wins second place in national contest

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September 25, 2014|By Lisa Driscoll, The Baltimore Sun

Randallstown’s own Baltimore Barbecue Company beat out celebrity competition in the 2014 American Royal Sauce Contest last weekend in Kansas City, taking second place for its Chesapeake Style Sauce.

Entrants came from all over the United States and Canada, including Food Network’s Guy Fieri, who placed ninth and 47th place. Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson BBQ got 33rd place in the specialty sauce division.

“We’re incredibly proud that our Chesapeake Style Sauce, which is an homage to Maryland’s greatest treasure – the bay – went toe-to-toe with the best in the country and took home second place,” Adam Rosenblatt, Baltimore Barbecue Company’s president and CEO, said in a press release. “Since we put our sauces on the market, we have aimed to prove that Baltimoreans have outstanding local options for barbecue, and this award is a major step in that direction.”

The new company began to market sauces this May and has since expanded to sell 5,000 bottles of sauce to more than 20 retail stores. Several restaurants began to serve the sauce, including Miss Shirley’s Cafe, which will serve Baltimore Barbecue Company sauce as part of its fall menu, which debuted today.

Rosenblatt and co-founder Don Fisher plan to bring their Chesapeake Style recipe to compete for the Best Sauce on the Planet on Oct. 4 in Kansas City.

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