Saturday was the perfect day for the 2nd Annual Midtown Street Fair. Amidst live music, thumb wrestling contests, face painting, and the Derby Dames, was an intense BBQ Cookoff. We had the pleasure of being judges, alongside Police Chief Longo, City Manager Maurice Jones, and Director of Neighborhood Development Services Jim Tolbert.
Blue Moon Diner, Horse & Hound Gastropub, Maya, Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Zinc offered up their best pork plates for West Main BBQ bragging rights. Orzo’s rich saucy Q was the winner, followed by runner-up Maya’s pulled pork with peach mustard sauce and third place winner Blue Moon’s bacony shredded pork.
We personally thought Maya and Zinc were robbed (and Erin loved Horse & Hound’s offering as well) and the scoring system is due for an overhaul for the 2012 contest. But overall it was an idyllic day filled with sunshine, entertainment, and bellies full of pork. Thanks to the Midtown Charlottesville Business Association for hosting!