One guys opinion:
I really like the pulled pork box best. The pork looks moist (just enough sheen) and
seems presented well. To me, it's very appetizing. 8 or 9 (because we dont take
greenery into account, do we!!!?!!)
Next best to me is brisket. I like the mild sheen (looks moist, but not artifically so),
love the nice smoke ring. Love the display of the burnt ends. It's appetizing, but:
on the right side it's been cooked (smoke ring, rub, etc), and on the left it's been
pulled apart. More appetizing would be either sliced both sides (crisper line) or both
sides cooked. Also, the pieces aren't sequential (or dont appear so), and have
different tops. Not bad, but not great. 7 or 8.
The ribs: To me, honestly, they're not appetizing and inviting, not in either
configuration. I like the over/under generally of the 2nd box, but that one bone
stands out very peculiar. The color and lack of sheen seems to imply DRY. They
might taste great and be as tender as anyone's ever seen, but to me the color
just isn't inviting and appetizing. 6.
The greenery, not judged, looks pretty good. The meat sits up nicely and there's not
so much green that it's overlapping the meat. Nice color contrast and frame.
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from everywhere)