breaking news

Government shutdown now official; deadline reached with no deal

Local BBQ restaurant snags ‘Best Sauce’ national award


Southwest Ohio nearly made it a clean sweep of the three sauce categories in the National Barbecue News 2017 “Sauces of Honor” competition.

First, in the pork category, 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q — the seasonal restaurant that opened last June on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg — won 1st place for its “Roadhouse Blues” sauce. Roadhouse Blues is the house sauce at the barbecue eatery, and it beat out 79 entries from across the country for the top spot this year.

RELATED: Celebrate summer (or anytime) with these incredible BBQ spots

In the chicken category, Historic BBQ’s “Original Sauce” captured the No. 1 award for best sauce. Historic BBQ is a Lebanon, Ohio-based caterer and competition BBQ team. In the same chicken category, 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q restaurant captured 6th place for its — yes, you’re reading this right — Myassis Dragon Asian sauce.

RELATED: Your ultimate guide to the best burgers in Dayton

And finally, in the Beef category, 1572 Roadhouse scored a 2nd place award for its Smoky Maple sauce, while Englewood restaurant Company 7 BBQ won 3rd place for its “Chief Smoky” sauce. The same Company 7’s sauce won first place in the same category in 2015.

RELATED: Local BBQ restaurant wins national acclaim for its sauces (July 2015)

That’s an extraordinary showing for both 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q and for southwest Ohio in general. The national competition drew 197 entries, and the Barbecue News specialty publication and web site named “top 10” sauces in each of the three categories. The state of Ohio had more entries than any other state with 31, followed by Texas.

Last year, 1572 Roadhouse — led by pitmasters Chris Cavender and Mike Tenore — also captured 1st place for its “All About The Meat” beef rub in a separate National Barbecue News 2016 Rubs of Honor competition.

RELATED: Local BBQ restaurant wins a 1st-place award in national competition (December 2016)

The 1572 Roadhouse restaurant is open from May to October, and its menu includes Chicken, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Tri-tip, Sausage and a variety of traditional barbecue house side dishes and desserts. It also offers a children’s menu. Carry-out and catering are available. For more information, go to 1572roadhousebarbq.com or email info@1572roadhousebarbq.com, or call (513) 897-1572.

Historic BBQ caters parties, corporate events, luncheons, employee appreciation days, graduations, birthdays, fund-raisers, festivals, car shows and other events. For more information and to see a menu, go to historicbbq.com/catering.

Company 7 BBQ, with an atmosphere that evokes a 1920s-era firehouse, opened in December 2010 at 1001 S. Main St. (Ohio 48) in Englewood. For more information, go to www.company7bbq.com.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Senate fails to pass budget; government shutdown now official 
Senate fails to pass budget; government shutdown now official 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:00 a.m. The government shutdown is now official, as the deadline has been reached with no deal in place. -- 11:25 p.m. White House Press Secretary tweeted a response to the Senate failing to pass a budget. “Democrats can’t shut down the booming Trump...
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season alters mass in this state
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season alters mass in this state

Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord's Prayer. The diocese is also discouraging parishioners from shaking hands...
Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend
Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Looking for a way to enjoy the break in the weather this weekend? Here are four events going on in the greater Springfield area. 1. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service The Springfield Promise Neighborhood will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 20 starting at noon. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 15 but was...
Power restored near Miami Valley Hospital, UD student neighborhoods
Power restored near Miami Valley Hospital, UD student neighborhoods

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: DP&L crews are continuing to search for a possible cause of the power outage along Brown Street that affected 1,325 customers in total, spokesman Kevin Hall said.  The outage hit about 6:50 p.m., he said. Electric service was restored to all affected customers shortly after 8 p.m. UPDATE @ 7:39 p.m.:  The DP&L online outage...
Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations
Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

The Northeastern Local Board of Education voted to adjust a reprimand against a school bus driver who reported to the state that the district allegedly violated state and federal bus safety rules. Cindy Ladig was reprimanded last year and faced possible reassignment after she filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Education regarding the district&rsquo...
More Stories