Two Pit Masters to Compete in Vancouver


VANCOUVER — Vancouver’s Memphis Blues BBQ House is hoping to defend its acclaimed pulled-pork status at B.C. Place Stadium on Feb. 22 when Park Heffelfinger and George Siu compete against food-truck entrepreneurs Re-Up BBQ and Robert Luft of television’s Recipe to Riches fame.

Siu respects his challengers, but says he’ll remain true to his brand. “We are not interested in ‘cheffing it up’. What we do is honest, authentic,” he said.

The fight for bragging rights will be held at the B.C. Home & Garden Show at B.C. Place Stadium on the outdoor stage and will feature a panel of celebrity foodie judges. After the competition, the Memphis Blues BBQ House duo will share their culinary knowledge and smoking skill in a presentation on ribs and brisket.

Launched by George Siu and Park Heffelfinger in September 2001, Memphis Blues BBQ House celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

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