CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Local restaurant wins at Memphis in May’s big barbecue contest

Mac’s Speed Shop has been grabbing a lot of trophies: After winning at the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in Charlotte, the restaurant’s team went to the legendary Memphis in May barbecue championship and came back with another win.

This weekend was the 40th year of the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, a highly coveted contest in the barbecue world. This year’s championship drew 236 teams.

Mac’s won second place in the Whole Hog category. Since the grand prize usually comes from teams that do well in shoulder and whole hog, those categories are usually loaded with competition.

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