Local team to compete at BBQ event

September 29, 2014



Local team to compete at BBQ event

By John Laidler


A Rockland team is headed to Lynchburg, Tenn., next month to take part in the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue. The six-member Team Que and a Half Men will be representing Massachusetts in the prestigious barbecue competition, set for Oct. 25-26. Teams from across the US and around the world will vie in the categories of pork ribs, pork shoulder, beef brisket, and chicken, as well as sauces and desserts. The team earned the right to represent Massachusetts by winning a state-sanctioned championship event in Harvard a year ago. The team, consisting of Bill Minihan, Julie Minihan, Brian Martin, Sue Martin, Maura Martin, and Rico Pasquale, takes part in about 25 competitions around the country each year. All are Rockland residents, except Pasquale, who is from Raynham. “Being selected to compete in such a prestigious event is a big honor,” Bill Minihan, the team’s pitmaster, said in a statement. “We have worked very hard to get to this level, and we are all very excited to put our recipes up against the best in the world.


Smokin Bill Minahan, Taking Rockland all the way to the top! 65704_464957517679_3031614_n 379939_10150378771987680_1792020214_n