4W5 Blues Jam, Philly Blind Pig BBQ
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
4W5 Blues Jam
The 4w5 Blues Jam is back for a one-night only revival to help World Cafe Live at the Queen celebrate its 5th Anniversary!
As always, admission is free and instrumentalists and singers are welcome to join in. Come hear Wilmington’s best blues musicians jam live!
Philly Blind Pig BBQ
Tom Bera - Pit Master Marie Moody - Presentation Jeff Bera - Webmaster
How it all started:
In 2005 a good friend asked me to come cook ribs at a charity rib cook-off organized by Phillies great, Garry Maddox—you know, The Secretary of Defense. I always loved to cook but this was the first time cooking “real barbeque.” I bought a $25 Brinkman smoker, the little R2D2-looking thing with no airflow control, and competed in this competition. I remember watching competitors arriving with their huge smokers in tow and thinking, “we don’t have a chance.” Well, we ended up finishing in the top 5 out of a field of over 40! There were three rounds and we ran out of ribs to turn in to the judges when we were called in the top 5. It felt so good to do that well, the competitive juices were flowing, I was hooked.
The continuing journey:
In 2007 we got our first big win finishing Reserve Grand Champion at the New Jersey State BBQ Championship in Wildwood, NJ. Also scoring 1st place ribs and 3rd place brisket!
In 2010 we were featured on FYI Philly, 6abc, and appeared live on their 4th of July show in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
In 2012 we were 2nd place Team of the Year for Pork in the Mid Atlantic Region, having won three 1st place finishes in pork that season!
We continue to proudly represent Philadelphia, PA as we gain recognition in the competition BBQ world. We took our 1st Grand Champion finish at the 2013 Smoke in the Valley in Green Lane, PA. We may have won many trophies over the years but seeing someone smile after biting one of our ribs is the best award of all!
Competition style pork spare ribs - 5 hour smoked with pecan, hickory and cherry woods, sweet and tender.
1st place at Swinetastic BBQ Fest - Frederick, MD
5th place at Smoke in the Valley - Green Lane, PA
5th place at Hogging up BBQ Competition - Winchester, VA
10th place at New Jersey State BBQ Championship - Wildwood, NJ
Current 2013 Ranking:
3rd in the Mid Atlantic Region, The Mid Atlantic BBQ Association Team Of the Year in Ribs.
96th in the nation, Kansas City BBQ Society Team Of the Year in Ribs. (over 2000 teams ranked)
Brisket, the way it should be, slow smoked for 15 hours and rendered in it own juices. Texas style presentation, true essence of smoked beef. Add BBQ sauce if you like, but you are encouraged to try it without first.
10th place at Pork in the Park - Salisbury, MD
3rd place at Smoke in the Valley - Green Lane, PA
9th place at New Jersey State BBQ Championship - Wildwood, NJ
All Upstairs tickets are General Admission. Dining is available at World Cafe Live at the Queen. To be assured of seating for an event, dining reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant. We recommend scheduling your reservation time 1½ to 2 hours before show time. For more information and to see menus, please read the Restaurant Info.
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