It's been a scorching summer for Kansas City barbecue.
By Sarah Gish
Rod Gray is from Leawood, but he represented Kansas City on Season 4 of the show. In the two-hour finale, Gray and his wife Sheri beat barbecue teams from Oklahoma and Oregon in a contest that required cooking a 135-pound pig on two pits.
In an interview last week, Rod Gray said competing on “BBQ Pitmasters” was his way of showing his friends that he was still competitive after a tough year. He also said brisket and pork were his specialties — so it comes as no surprise that he performed well in the whole-hog finale. Read the full interview here.
Rod Gray has won multiple national awards for his brisket. Which local restaurant do you think makes the best brisket? Vote in our poll, comment here or tweet us @chowtownkc.