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Our Homemade Award Winning sauce continues to win time and time again. Desperado's BBQ sauce and rub won fourteen awards during 2017. If you want to experience the award winning taste for yourself, go to the store and order some today. See if you agree with the judges and with the newspaper writers.

From the Daily Sparks Tribune:

"The results are in! The 2014 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff announced this year's rib-cooker winners. . . Twenty-four cookers from all over the world, competed for the title of best ribs, best sauce and people's choice. But that's not all these cookers competed for. They get to return next year with some more bragging rights. Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co from Hinckley, Ohio was crowned "Best in the West" and will receive $7,500 in cash."

From the Journal Gazette Metro 6/21/15:

"Just down the way Steve and Linda Allen were waiting patiently in line at Desperado's, the popular vendor...that hands out round, hot pink stickers that proclaim 'Lick My Ribs!'

'We always come back to Lick My Ribs- what five or six years now?' Linda Allen said. 'We always walk past the other ones and think maybe we should try something from them. But we always end up here.'"

2018 Awards

Coming Soon!

2017 Awards

  • 1st Place Peoples Choice St Augustine
  • 1st Place Ribs St Augustine, FL
  • 2nd Place Ribs and Sauce Fargo, ND
  • Grand Champion Ribs Fort Wayne, IN
  • 1st Place Kids Choice Naperville, IL
  • 3rd Place Ribs Naperville, IL
  • 1st Place Ribs Elkhorn, WI
  • Grand Champion Elkhorn, WI
  • 3rd Place Big Whigs Columbus, OH
  • 2nd Place Critics Choice Columbus, OH
  • All Ohio Champion Columbus, OH
  • 1st Place Ribs Canal Winchester, OH
  • 1st Place Ribs Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2nd Place Ribs St Petersburg, FL

2016 Awards

  • 1st Place Peoples Choice St Augustine
  • 2nd Place Best Ribs Berea, OH
  • 1st Place Ribs and Sauce Fargo, ND
  • 1st Place Beef Brisket Fort Wayne, IN
  • Grand Champion Ribs Fort Wayne, IN
  • 1st Place Ribs Western Pennsylvania
  • 1st Place Kids Choice Naperville IL
  • 2nd Place Ribs Naperville, IL
  • 1st Place Ribs Canal Winchester, OH
  • Peoples Choice Canal Winchester, OH
  • 1st Place Ribs Kalamazoo, MI
  • Peoples Choice 2nd Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2nd Place Best of Show Lincoln, NE
  • 2nd Place Ribs St Petersburg, FL