O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Cookin Buds


September 13, 2018

BBQ Contenders Chad and Jessica Mahler of Sutherland and Greg Funk and Tori Bruegger of Sibley participate barbeque contests around northwest Iowa. The smoker is hand made by Chad and includes the sink Jessica said, "was a must". The four cooks act as both team and competitors in cookout competition.

Chad and Jessica Mahler and Greg Funk and Tori Bruegger set up their meat smokers on Main Street during Sutherland's Labor Day festivities. The spent Saturday morning smoking St. Louis style ribs (according to them, these are the best for smoking, they are meatier) and making a couple of side dishes. During the afternoon crowds enjoyed their offerings and their conversation.

These two couples enjoy a partner/competitor relationship. The friends go to barbeque contests around northwest Iowa throughout the summer. Each contest has different rules and different entry requirements. Funk explai...

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