Thursday, August 3, 2017

7 Unbelievable Guinness World Records For BBQ

Our BBQ restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has been piling up National Awards from prestigious barbecue contests around the country for over 20 years. Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach may not have set any world records (yet!) but the following people did, and we thought our fellow BBQ fans would enjoy learning a bit more about them. 

Largest Barbecue/Grilling Lesson
Just a few months ago, on April 27, 2017, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO, 336 participants took part in the largest grilling lesson ever given. Smithfield held this event to promote the launch of their new "Get Grilling America" campaign. Lessons were taught by 9-time world champion pitmaster Chris Lilly, Weber grillmaster Kevin Kolman, and special guest-chef Chris Jones, the Kansas City Chiefs' Defensive End and self-proclaimed BBQ fanatic.

Largest Barbecue (Dimensions)
Back in 2004 on June 20, the Discovery Channel's BIG! television show unveiled the world's largest barbecue. It measured 15 feet and 3.75 inches high, 20 feet and 2.25 inches wide, and 8 feet deep. The grill measured 96 square feet! They used this monster barbecue to cook a whole pig, a ten-foot hot dog, and four turkeys. We don't use equipment quite that large at the Boot, but the BIG flavor we produce might have you thinking that we do! 

Longest Barbecue
At 20,246 feet in length, the people of Bayambang in the Philippines constructed the longest barbecue ever recorded. This took place during the Malangsi Fish-tival to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city. 8,000 grills were connected, and they used 50,000 kg of fish, 2,000 kg of salt, 480 blocks of ice, and 6,000 bags of charcoal to create the meal served.

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Largest Barbecue (Attendance)
When it comes to the size of the crowd rather than the size of the grill, the largest barbecue attendance recorded by Guinness World Records took place on August 18 2013. 45,252 people came to the event organized by Estado de Nuevo Leon at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. 

Largest Serving of BBQ'd Beef
General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina was the site of the largest serving of barbecued beef produced by Frigorifico General Pico and Municipalidad de General Pico for a 30th birthday celebration. This happened on March 20, 2011. Just over 30,231 pounds of raw beef were converted into a little more than 20,132 pounds of cooked meat to feed 20,000 people in attendance.

Categories for the largest servings of barbecued turkey and barbecued pork on Guinness World Records' website are still unclaimed, but there is an "Apply Now" button. I wonder how many people out there would like to see Wobbly Boots Roadhouse take on this world record?

Longest Barbecue Marathon (Team)
This world record happened recently too. On May 14, 2017, the team of Matteo Marras, Giovanni Meloni, and Pierfranco Ligios took place in a barbecue marathon that lasted 40 hours and 53 seconds! They did this in Sassari, Italy in honor of the opening of a new Mondo Covenienza store in that town.

Longest Barbecue Marathon (Solo)

Believe it or not, the barbecue marathon for this world record set by a single man went twice as long as the world record achieved by the team of three men above! After 80 hours of cooking, Jan Greeff, in association with Char-Broil, LLC, took the title in Columbus. Over the course of three days, Greeff produced 1,000 hot dogs, 200 pieces of corn, 104 pieces of chicken, 558 burgers, and 526 boereworse (a South African sausage.) All donations made by spectators during the setting of this record (over $10,000!) went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Those are some pretty impressive feats, but when you're doing something you love, it's worth the extra effort. That's how we feel about the best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. Everyone involved with creating the mouthwatering meals we produce at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse is extremely passionate about making it the best BBQ you've ever tasted. From timing the smoking process just right, adding the perfect amounts and kinds of spices and sauces, placing it on the plate, and even setting it down on your table, each step is completed with the utmost care. Until the rest of the world discovers how amazing we are, the Boot can be your very own little "Best in the Midwest" secret! 

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