KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week on a special bonus episode of Chew Diligence, we invite royalty from the realm of Kansas City barbecue to chat about the greatest competition in the world — The World Series of Barbecue, commonly known as the American Royal.
Cohosts Jill Silva and Lindsay Shively are joined by three star guests:
- Kansas City Barbecue Society cofounder and Barbecue Hall of Famer Carolyn Wells
- Kansas City Barbecue Society charter member, Barbecue Hall of Famer, and founder of the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Contest Ardie Davis (a.k.a. Remus Powers, Ph. B.)
- Burnt Finger BBQ cofounder and fierce barbecue competitor with a host of cookbooks, products and television appearances (including a win on Food Network’s “Chopped”) Megan Day
Wells shares her knowledge of the history of the Royal, and tells us ‘how to American Royal.’ Davis shares the origin story of his alter ego, Remus Powers, Ph. B., and teaches us the oath every judge takes each year before the contest. Megan Day shares her competition experiences (who knew so much could ride on just ONE bite?) and tell us how she and her husband took what started as a hobby and made it a living.