Smoke and Spice of Homestead, FL walked away with the victory in the KCBS event held Saturday in Viera, FL. Congratulations Mark Rogers!
To my knowledge, Mark is probably one of the very few bbq competitors who actually earns his living almost exclusively from bbq catering. I've had the pleasure of competing against Smoke and Spice many times at Florida Barbecue Association events and wish Mark and his team continued success.
Currently the team sits in 4th place in the FBA Team of the Year standings and have earned many victories this year.
Mark is a great guy and proof that perseverance pays off when it comes to bbq. Tweaking the process a little bit here and a little bit there has paid huge dividends for the team for the 2006 season. Based on pictures posted on the SmokeandSpice.com, it looks like those competition bbq classes from Dr. BBQ and Paul Kirk are beginning to pay big dividends.
Smoke and Spice is a team to reckon with on the Florida circuit this year.