Washington, Missouri’s Shake N’ Bake BBQ took home the Grand Champion title Saturday at the 5th Annual Deaths Door BBQ on Washington Island. Tim and Teri Scheer making their first appearance at DDBBQ dominated the competition winning two of the four Kansas City Barbecue Societies four meat categories. They took first place in the chicken and ribs and finished seventh in the pork and beef brisket standings. They were last years number one team in the country in pork ribs.
One evening, in the fall of 1985, Carolyn and Gary Wells and Rick Welch, a.k.a. Sir Loin, were enjoying some friendly libation and chatting about barbeque. Carolyn was Executive Vice-President of Wicker Barbeque Products company (a great barbeque marinade and baste distributed primarily in the South), and networked extensively in the barbeque market. All competed in the few existing barbeque competitions in the area – The American Royal, The Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle, and the Blue Springs Blaze Off. Members of other cooking teams were always calling wanting to know when the next event would be held. Sadly, there were none.