The overall winner at Saturday’s Vine Street BBQ competition was TJD Smokehouse. But, out this year's field of 40 teams, a brand new Park Ridge group, Aporkalypse Now, emerged; winning three major prizes including Park Ridge’s best BBQ. The Aporkalypse Now team is manned by neighbors Larry Martin, Mike Artrip and Steve Eartherton. They took first place in the Ribs competition and were named “Reserve Champions Overall.”
They are pictured holding their awarded prize plates and ribbons. Proceeds from the contest benefit Avenues To Independence, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Maine Township Food Pantry.