We all enjoy a good March Madness basketball bracket, but let’s be real—a pulled pork bracket is a SLAM DUNK.

Every March, we go searching for Iowa’s best pulled pork sandwich! As always, we need help from our fellow pork fans!

#PulledPorkMadness

 

 

Read about Starbeck’s Smokehouse, 2022 Pulled Pork Madness champion

 
 

FULL LIST of restaurants nominated for the 2022 bracket

 
 
 
 

2022 PULLED PORK MADNESS BRACKET VOTING SCHEDULE

Whether your favorite pulled pork is sandwiched between two buns, open-faced, or smothered in cheesy goodness, TELL US WHERE WE CAN FIND IT!

The winning restaurant receives $250, a plaque, and the honor of being this year’s Pulled Pork Madness CHAMPION!!!   

CONTEST RULES: Past winners cannot be nominated. Pulled pork must be from a restaurant that is typically open year-round with regular hours. Food trucks, concession stands, seasonal establishments, and catering businesses are not eligible. No email or social media nominations will be counted.

Nominations determine the starting “Sweet 16” bracket, which offers the top two picks in each of the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s eight districts:

2022 VOTING SCHEDULE

Nomination period ends.

MARCH 11 (11:59 P.M. CST)

Vote for “Elite 8” (from “Sweet 16” nominations).

MARCH 14 (5 p.m. CST) thru MARCH 18 (10 a.m. CST)

Vote for “Final Four.”

MARCH 18 (5 p.m. CST) thru MARCH 23 (10 a.m. CST)

Vote for “Final Two.”

MARCH 23 (5 p.m. CST) thru MARCH 28 (10 a.m. CST)

Vote for champion.

  MARCH 28 (5 p.m. CST) thru MARCH 31 (10 a.m. CST)

CHAMPION ANNOUNCED!

APRIL 1

PAST WINNERS

2018: Moo’s BBQ, Newton
2019: Warehouse Barbecue Co. + Brewhouse, Ottumwa
2020: Whatcha Smokin? BBQ + Brew, Luther

 

2021: Smokin’ Butt Barbecue, Davenport