Originally Posted by Jeff_in_KC
So judges are told not to score based on whether there's lettuce in the box or not? It seems to me that turn-ins are a lot better looking with it. If I were judging on appearance, I'd be more attracted to the look of a box with good meat resting on nice looking lettuce. Why would you NOT want it? I've heard this before but with no reasoning except that it's one more thing to worry about.
Look out GrassHopper--hot button topic here
It is a Farkin meat contest--not a veggie dressing contest!
Everyone else can elaborate (and they will, I am sure)
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