Destin Commons announces Smoke on the Coast winners

Special to Gannett / USA TODAY NETWORK

DESTIN — Destin Commons has announced the winners of the 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ competition. Fourteen local non-profit organizations competed, each partnered with panhandle-based BBQ groups and restaurants.

Smoke on the Coast winners for 2022 included the first place People's Choice team of Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and Pallet Bar & Grill.
Smoke on the Coast winners included Judge's Pick Habitat for Humanity/Habitat Restore.

Attendees spent a full evening enjoying BBQ tastings and eventually cast their vote for what team they thought cooked up the “Best BBQ.”

Over $80,000 was given to the competing non-profits and winners were chosen for three different categories including Judges’ Pick, Spirit Award, and People’s Choice.

The Children in Crisis team took first place in the Spirit Award cagetory of the Smoke on the Coast BBQ competition in June at Destin Commons.

Winners

Judges’ Pick

First Place: Habitat for Humanity | Habitat ReStore

Second Place: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast | Smoke ‘N Whiskey BBQ

Third Place: United for a Good Cause | Conexion Media Group

Fourth Place: Destin Rotary

Fifth Place: Emerald Coast Science Center | Bowtie BBQ

Spirit Award

First Place: Children in Crisis

Second Place: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast

Third Place: United for a Good Cause

Fourth Place: Emerald Coast Science Center

Fifth Place: Air Force Enlisted Village

People’s Choice

First Place: Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida | Pallet Bar & Grill

Second Place: Healing Hoof Steps | Market 21

Third Place: Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club | Local Roots 850

Fourth Place: Habitat for Humanity | Habitat ReStore

Fifth Place: Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts/Smokin Scouts

As always, Smoke on the Coast would not be made possible without the event sponsors, PRESTO!, Cumulus Media, BrightView, The Cigar Factory, and Party Fowl. A special thank you is in order to the many volunteers from Fresh Start and the 33rd Fighter Wing that helped before, during, and after the event.

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