Desperado's BBQ Wins Best Ribs in the West - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Desperado's BBQ Wins Best Ribs in the West

Posted: Updated:
The winner of the 2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada went to Desperado's BBQ from Hinckley, Ohio. 

The Labor Day weekend competition features 23 of the nation's best barbecue teams and is attended by rib fans from all over the country. 

The six-day event held at the Nugget in Sparks is widely considered to be the biggest, most prestigious rib-cooking competition in the United States.

Desperado's owner, Donna Rice, was concerned that the ribs chosen for judging would be overly tender, but when her number was called for the first place honor, she said, “This is so sweet!” The win for Desperado's follows a fifth place finish in last year's contest.

The top five winners were:
First place: Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co, from Hinckley, OH, $7,500
Second place: Bone Daddy's BBQ, from Midland, MI, $3,000
Third place: Famous Dave's BBQ from Plymouth, MN, $2,000
Fourth Place: Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ, from Mt. Laurel, NJ,  $1,000
Fifth Place: Checkered Pig BBQ, from Martinsville, VA,  $500
People's Choice Award: Back Forty Texas Barbeque, from Pleasant Hill, CA
Best Sauce: Porky-N-Beans BBQ Company, from Port St. Lucie, FL, $500, the second year in a row for the honor.

Rib cookers say it's the bragging rights they compete for at the cook-off and those who do well in the competition generally see increased sales at the event the following year.

The 27th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

For reservations, event history and information call (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300, or visit www.nuggetribcookoff.com

  • NewsMore>>

  • Keeping The Bed Bugs Away

    Keeping The Bed Bugs Away

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:01 AM EST2018-02-21 09:01:28 GMT

    Eight University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Offices are offering a program aimed at teaching other how to keep bed bugs away.

    More >>

    Eight University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Offices are offering a program aimed at teaching other how to keep bed bugs away.

    More >>
  • RTC Hosts Open House for Public Feedback

    RTC Hosts Open House for Public Feedback

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:09 AM EST2018-02-21 08:09:32 GMT

    The Regional Transportation Commission hosted it first of four open houses, intended to teach the public of their upcoming proposals, and learn from the public where they could make improvements.

    More >>

    The Regional Transportation Commission hosted it first of four open houses, intended to teach the public of their upcoming proposals, and learn from the public where they could make improvements.

    More >>
  • New Lice Treatment Clinic in Reno

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:03 AM EST2018-02-21 08:03:45 GMT

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

    More >>

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.