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Fatback Collective members Samuel Jones, left, and Nicholas Pihakis pose with the third-place trophy in the World Championshp of Barbecue Cooking Contest.
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Fatback Collective members Samuel Jones, left, and Nicholas Pihakis pose with the third-place trophy in the World Championshp of Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Local chef is basking in barbecue

By Jane Welborn Hudson

The Daily Reflector

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By putting the pork before the sauce, a local restaurant owner's team shocked the competition by earning a trophy in one of the top barbecue cooking contests in the country.

In May, Samuel Jones of Ayden's The Skylight Inn in Ayden joined forces with 11 other restaurant chefs to earn third place in the whole hog division of the 2011 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, Tenn.


More than 200 teams competed in the annual “Memphis In May” event.

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