A local pitmaster has been named the 2013 BBQ Person of the Year by the National Barbeque Association.
Steve Coddington, Pitmaster at Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak, received the prestigious honor. The winner was announced at the 2014 NBBQA Conference in San Marcos, Texas, held March 4-8, 2014.
In addition to a trophy, Coddington will receive a year’s supply of charcoal from Kingsford Charcoal.
Although Detroit isn’t well known for its barbeque scene, Coddington has made a name for himself and Lockhart’s BBQ. A vocal member of the barbeque community, Coddington (AKA Pitmaster Bubba) can be found tweeting photos of his barbeque creations, chatting with fellow pitmasters, and supporting the Michigan restaurant and craft beer scene.
Lockhart’s BBQ is located at 202 East 3rd St. in Royal Oak, Michigan.