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Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival Was Smokin’ Hot

Thousands of community members gathered on a picturesque Sunday afternoon at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody for the 10th anniversary of the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.

  • The “Smokin’ Hot Off the Press” team from the Atlanta Jewish Times won Best Booth Decoration.
    The “Smokin’ Hot Off the Press” team from the Atlanta Jewish Times won Best Booth Decoration.
  • Rest in Meat, of Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, won second place in the Brisket category.
    Rest in Meat, of Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, won second place in the Brisket category.
  • Blue Crew BBQ (Cobb County Police Department K9 Unit) won first place in the Chili category.
    Blue Crew BBQ (Cobb County Police Department K9 Unit) won first place in the Chili category.
  • Feederation, from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, won third place in Best Brisket.
    Feederation, from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, won third place in Best Brisket.
  • The Atlanta Jewish Times won Best Booth Decoration at this year’s Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.
    The Atlanta Jewish Times won Best Booth Decoration at this year’s Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.
  • Festival attendees were given the option to be wrapped in tefillin while enjoying the festival.
    Festival attendees were given the option to be wrapped in tefillin while enjoying the festival.
  • The “Smokin’ Hot Off the Press” booth by the Atlanta Jewish Times.
    The “Smokin’ Hot Off the Press” booth by the Atlanta Jewish Times.
  • Representatives with the Atlanta Israel Coalition were on hand at the 2022 Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.
    Representatives with the Atlanta Israel Coalition were on hand at the 2022 Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.

More than 4,500 community members gathered on a picturesque Sunday afternoon at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody for the 10th anniversary of the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.

Presented by the Hebrew Order of David (HOD), the event featured barbeque teams from around the country vying for glory in the categories of: Beef Brisket, Beef Ribs, Chicken, Chili and more. Members of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission oversaw the preparation standards and provided kosher certifications for all the competing cooking teams.

Halburnt Offerings won Best Brisket at the 2022 Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.

“The weather, the aroma, the energy, the camaraderie,” said Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival Executive Director Jody Pollack. “What an amazing way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival! Great venue.”

Noah’s Bark took home the coveted Grand Champion prize. The complete list of winners is as follows:

Grand Champion
Noah’s Bark

Brisket
1: Halburnt Offerings
2: Rest in Meat
3: Feederation

Ribs
1: Masterful Menche’s of Meat
2: Noah’s Bark
3: Challa’d Greens

Chili
1: Blue Crew BBQ
2: The Wandering Q
3: Feederation

Chicken
1: Halburnt Offerings
2: Burnt Offerings
3: I’ll Have What She’s Having

Team Name
Moshe Ribeinu

Booth Decoration
Smokin’ Hot Off the Press

Fan Favorite
BBQ’n Hebrew Hillbillies

The “Smokin’ Hot Off the Press” booth by the Atlanta Jewish Times.

The full roster of competing teams includes: BBQ’n Hebrew Hillbillies; Blue Crew BBQ (Cobb County Police Department K9 Unit); HOD Lodge Shimshon Sons of BBQ’ers (Plumbing Express); Pirates of the Cow Rib Bean (HOD Lodge Bezalel and Congregation Or Hadash); Challa’d Greens (Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition); CMCH Flames; I’ll Have What She’s Having (Congregation Or VeShalom and HOD Lodge Magen David); Noah’s Bark (Temple Kol Emeth); Smokin’ Hot Off the Press (Atlanta Jewish Times); Hermano A Hermano (HOD Lodge Tikvah, Houston); The Wandering Q (Ahavath Achim Men’s Club); Masterful Mensche’s of Meat (Congregation Beth Shalom); Rest in Meat (Dressler’s Funeral Care); Moshe Ribeinu (Congregation Etz Chaim); War Wagon (DeKalb Fire and Rescue Department); Don’t Butter my Brisket; Burnt Offerings (Palm Beach Synagogue, Palm Beach, Fla.); Peeps Pit (Aventura, Fla.); Halburnt Offerings; Cloven Hoof; Feederation (Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta); Alpha Epsilon Pi.

The festival also featured a Kids’ Zone, community expo, silent auction, and live music.

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