Published: November 29, 2012
It looks like Myron Mixon is going to be opening one of his Pride & Joy BBQ Joints in the heart of New York City and it plans on opening in May of 2013.
In addition, Myron opened a Pride and Joy Bar B Que restaurant in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in September 2012. His line of sauces and seasonings, custom-built smokers, and other products are featured at the restaurant. He will also continue his cooking school that he hosts to sold-out classes in Unadilla, Georgia four to six times a year. [Click here to read Rich's Meet the BBQ Pro Interview with Myron Mixon.]
Well known for being a judge and also a contestant on the very popular Barbecue Pitmaster Show, Myron competed in his first competition in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996, where he took first place in whole hog, first place in pork ribs and third in pork shoulder. Since then, he’s won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world. [Click here to see all of Rich's Summaries of Destination American's BBQ Pitmasters]
Since then he’s won over 210 grand championships resulting in over 1,700 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships. Myron’s team: “Jacks Old South” has taken three first place whole hogs at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition; has been the Grand Champion at the World Championship in Memphis three times: 2001, 2004 and 2007; and, has also taken first place in the Whole Hog category at the World Championship in: 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007. And, his team is the only team to win Grand Championships in Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society and Florida BBQ Association in the same year.
Myron is also the author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue