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Gnarly Head Wine – Rippin’ Ribs Tour – 2nd Stop Results

Gnarly Head Wine’s Rippin’ Ribs Tour headed to it’s second stop this past weekend at the Food Lion Speedstreet in Charlotte NC.

Here are the contestants along with their competing rib recipe: Janice Elder – Maple Miso Pork Ribs, Scott Adams – Gnarly Peach BBQ Ribs, Bernard Murphy – Sauceror’s Ring of Ribs, and Derick Thurman – Far East Peanut Butter & Honey Hot Ribs

This weekends winner was Derick Thurman and his spicy “Far East Peanut Butter & Honey Hot Ribs”. Second place went to Scott Adams and his “Gnarly Peach BBQ Ribs” and third went to Bernard Murphy and the “Sauceror’s Ring of Ribs” which as a very interesting presentation.

If you’re interested in trying one of these recipes out yourself, they will be posted on

Here are photos from the event:

Lastly, below is a photo of the winner Derick with emcee, Kelly McKay, from Charlotte radio station 107.9 “The Link” with the judges in action in the background. “We had a great panel – one judge won a spot through a promo on the link while the others were professionals including Mark Allison – Dean of Culinary Education at Johnson & Wales, Chef Kevin Kurac of Mac’s Speed Shop and Veteran Reporter from WBTV, Steve Crump. All in all, a great day with a group of fabulous people.”

The next stop on the Gnarly Head Wine Rippin’ Ribs Tour is Ribfest Chicago Friday June 10th through Sunday June 12th. If you’re in the area stop by their booth!

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