CANTON, OH (Aug. 6, 2010) – Keith Bennett, this year’s chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Ribs Burnoff Committee, has announced that Armadillo BBQ Company has won First Place for Most Outstanding Ribs for the FIFTH YEAR in a row. Locally-owned Old Carolina Barbecue Co. is a seven-year People’s Choice Award winner. The following is a complete list of the 2010 Ribs Burnoff Competition winners:
  • *First Place Winner: Most Outstanding Ribs; $2,500 Prize Armadillo’s BBQ Company, Youngstown, Ohio
  • *Second Place Winner: Mayor’s Award; $1,000 Prize Main Street Grille, North Canton, Ohio
  • *Best Sauce Award Winner; $500 Prize Two Fat Guys, Massillon, Ohio
  • *People’s Choice Award Winner Old Carolina Barbecue, Canton, Ohio
The 2010 HOFEF Ribs Burnoff Competition included 10 local and national rib contenders and 75 judges over the course of two days. In addition to fantastic ribs, the annual HOFEF Ribs Burnoff features specialty foods, fun family activities and live music. The Ribs Burnoff continues tonight, Friday, Aug. 6, at the Stark County Fairgrounds, and features a live performance from Michael Stanley and the Resonators. For more news and a complete schedule of the remaining Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, visit the Web site: