Ribstock 2013 was the biggest and best Tweat Up ever. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the guests and competitors for helping us make London barbecue history.
Ribstock 2013 saw 10 of the UK’s top restaurants and rib chefs each producing 750 portions of their version of the perfect rib serving. We had Neil Rankin’s chicken fried ribs, Nanban’s Japanese-influenced spare ribs, BBQWhiskyBeer’s beef ribs and loads of delicious sides, ranging from Roti Chai’s bhel puri puffed rice and spiced pineapple rum shot to Carl Clarke and Rotary’s #NextLevel slaw with chilli and peanut praline.
When all the votes were counted BBQWhiskyBeer were announced the winners, beating second-placed Cattle Grid by a good margin. BBQWhiskyBeer owner Sam Daffin’s mesquite-smoked and Texas rubbed Black Angus beef ribs with homemade barbecue sauce were awesome and a masterclass in great barbecue – smoky, unctuous, melting meat and lots of it. Well deserving of the £3,000 prize and the Frontier Cup.
Here's how Ribstock 2013 went down.