Decatur’s Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que is on a roll with a barbecue competition win

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Check out the Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que team. Photo via Chris Lilly Facebook

We have delicious news—Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que of Decatur won an award at the 2021 American Royal World Series of Barbecue! Keep reading for the deets.

Headed to Kansas City

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I wish I were a judge at this competition. Photo via Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que Facebook

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que was one of the 467 teams that got ready to cook up their most tasty dishes in Kansas City from September 16-19.

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue has been going strong for 41 years. Held at the Kansas City Speedway, the American Royal is the world’s largest barbecue competition.

After missing the competition the past two years, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que was ready to get things heated up and they didn’t play around…

Award-winning barbecue

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Big Bob Gibson brings home the ribbon. Photo via Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que Facebook

Decatur, you’ve got a treasure in your hometown.

According to their Facebook, Chris Lilly, Owen Lilly and Andrew Lilly fired up the grill and served some mouthwatering barbecue. They brought home the Legends of Royal Reserve Grand Championship, a YETI cooler and a blue ribbon to commemorate the win.

They also brought back their flavorful recipes to Sweet Home Alabama. If you haven’t tried Big Bob Gibson’s yet, this is good news for you.

Taste it for yourself

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Is your mouth watering yet? Photo via Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que Facebook

Not only did Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que win big at American Royal, but they also have been deemed one of the 13 best barbecue spots by FSR Magazine.

Some things you have to taste to believe. Taste and see for yourself. Here is how to get your hands on the award-winning barbecue at Big Bob Gibson’s:

Headed out to give this barbecue a try? Show us your picture-worthy plates by tagging us @thebamabuzz.

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