2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown Registration is Now Open!

by | Jul 21, 2017

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown, Northern California’s most prestigious rib throw-down, has been opened to the public!  Do you have the best ribs on the block?  You think you can take down G & Pops BBQ?  Time to step up to the plate and throw down caveman style!  We are being hosted again by our friends at Retzlaff Winery in Livermore, CA and will be featuring some very talented Pitmasters from all over the place!  In case you missed last year’s event, we raised over $4,000 for Autism Speaks all while having a blast.  We’re looking to increase that total this year with an even bigger and more exciting day at the winery.

If you’re interested at all in BBQ, competition BBQ or just have the urge to see how your ribs compare with other Pitmasters, I encourage you to register to compete.  There were several first-timers last year, all who learned a ton from veteran Pitmasters and who be returning in 2017.  If you have any questions at all about competing in the event, please contact us, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with an answer to your question.  If you’re ready to throw your hat in the competition BBQ ring (go for it!!), you can:



If relaxing on the grass, listening to the music all while enjoying a glass or two of Retzlaff’s delicious wine is more your speed than come on out for the day on Saturday, November 11th.  The details can be found on the Mano A Mano site:  www.RibThrowdown.com.  Check back for updates on the music and the food.

Remember, if you enter and need a practice run at competition BBQ you can enter another rib cookoff we are organizing, The BABAs!

It’s going to be another fun year of BBQ, music and wine!

See you at the grill (and hopefully in Livermore on November 11th)…