Local barbecue team smoke up storm

It was an amazing job by first time Meatstock competitors Smokey Mount Beachside BBQ.

Shane Southby, a banker, scientist Dion Young and Andrew Targett, a chef, took their barbequing skills to Auckland for the Meatstock festival and barbeque – a two day carnival for carnivores featuring 50 teams.

On the first day the Smokey Mount Beachside team achieved ninth in chicken, 11th for their black burger entry and sixth for their ribeye steak.

On the second day the team came 26th in chicken, 28th in lamb and fifth in ribs.

Organisers admitted these were “amazing” results for a team of first-time competitors.