Smoke on the Coast Winners Announced

$80,000 raised by Destin Commons for local non-profit organizations
Spirit Award First Place Children In Crisis

Destin Commons has announced the Smoke on the Coast winners of the 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ competition. 14 local non-profit organizations competed, each partnered with panhandle-based BBQ groups and restaurants. Attendees spent a full evening enjoying BBQ tastings and eventually cast their vote for what team they thought cooked up the “Best BBQ.”

More than $80,000 was given to the competing non-profits and winners were chosen for 3 different categories including Judges’ Pick, Spirit Award, and People’s Choice.

The list of winners is as follows:

Judges’ Pick

First Place: HaJudges Pick First Place Habitat For Hunanity Habitat Restorebitat 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

Peoples Choice First Place Heritage Museum Pallet Bar

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. To stay up to date on future events, visit and follow Destin Commons on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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