Local restaurant to compete in state barbecue contest

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - There's one local team of competitors who are headed to north Mississippi for a major championship contest this football weekend...but, they won't be throwing the pigskin on the gridiron. Instead, they'll be serving up the pig on the grill. A 8-member competition team from The Shed Barbecue and Blues Joint will be at Harrah's Casino in Tunica for the next couple of days, taking part in a state championship barbecue competition.

This afternoon, the team stopped by the Channel 7 studios in Jones County, to give us a taste of what they'll be serving up in the contest.

"It's a fierce thing," said Brad Orrison, founder of the restaurant. "A lot of people are hardcore about it. We're a friendly team, but there'll be about 100 competitors, all going for the bragging rights," Orrison said.

The competition lasts through Saturday night.

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