David R. Cohen is the former Associate Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times. He is originally from Marietta, GA and studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee.
Posing alongside official mascot brisket the bull, the Brisketeers celebrate a third-place finish in brisket at the 2017 Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. (Photo by Michael Jacobs)
The fifth annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival drew more than 5,500 people to Dunwoody’s Liane Levetan Park at Brook Run on Oct. 22 to enjoy some of the finest kosher barbecue the south has to offer.
23 teams fired up the grills to see who could make the best brisket, ribs, chicken and beans at the Hebrew Order of David-organized event.
Shiksa Q & Stu took home top honors of grand champion with a first-place score in brisket and fourth in ribs. Blue Crew BBQ, the team from the Cobb police department took first in ribs and Servicemen’s Cup, a prize for the top team among fire and police teams. Oseh Shalow & Slow captured first place in beans and the BBQ’N Hebrew Hillbillies got first in chicken, team name and booth. Chick Oy Veh won the Marvin Rembo People’s Choice award.
SKIKSA & STU – 169.1056 BBQ’N HEBREW HILLBILLIES – 166.3973 THE BRISKETEERS – 165.6999 OSEH SHALOW & SLOW – 165.5657 BURNT OFFERING – 165.1599 BLUE CREW BBQ – 164.9886 SMOKEY & THE BRISKET – 162.8285 DCFR SMOKE SHOWING BBQ – 162.2656 LIMP BRISKET – 161.1199 CHICK OY VAY – 160.5657 MEAT LOCKER – 159.9714 SONS OF BRISKET -158.8657 THIN BLUE LINE OF SMOKE -157.9915 MEAT THE PRESS – 157.9713 COOKS OF RUTH – 156.8456 8TH DAY PRIME CUT – 156.7228 JEWBQ – 156.697 MOSHE RIBAYANU – 156.6943 REST IN MEAT – 154.7456 MASTERFUL MENCHES OF MEAT – 153.68 FOR ALL OCCASSIONS – 153.2885 WE DON’T GIVE A HAM – 152.72 ZBT ATLANTA – 149.6943