Cool Smoke is the grand champion of the 2019 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The team from Richmond, Virginia received a six-thousand-dollar check for being named grand champion, and four-thousand more for having the best barbecue pork shoulder. Other winners included Nutt’s N Butts for its ribs and Hometown BBQ won in the whole hog category. Swine and Dine finished first in the booth competition.