So, without further ado- here are the winners:
Best Ribs- Neely's. Pappys came in close 2nd, but man, I must admit that these ribs from Neely's were the best I've ever had. I'm still thinking about them.
Pulled Pork- Pappy's. It was the most succulent, and had the best flavor.
Sausage- Split decision- Kevin says Neely's, I say 17th street. Brothers will never agree on everything.
Bologna Sandwich- Neely's. Of course, they were the only ones to offer one, but it was freaking delicious.
Beans- 17th street. The ones at Neely's came a close second, with Pappys not far behind. I just loved the tanginess, and the fact that they had 3 separate kind of beans in them.
Sauce- 17th street. More on the mustard/vinegar side, it was tangy, refreshing, and the only one we bought.
Dry Rub- Neely's. Even though it has a cheesy picture of Patrick and Gina on the side of it, it's killer. I bought some, and put it on potatoes last night.
Overall Winner- As much as it hurts me to say it (I was rooting for my home team of Mike Emerson and the boys at Pappys), this coveted prize, and t-shirt, goes to....
......NEELY'S. We had to take all things into consideration, but this was a BBQ road trip. Their meat was the best overall.
Thanks for putting up with my ramblings. Back to our regular-scheduled programming on Monday.
Until then, Cheers.