The judging of our 14th annual Scovie Awards Competition was held yesterday at the County Line Barbecue Restaurant in Albuquerque and we were astonished by the response from the judges. Usually we have an attrition rate of 10 to 20% for judges because these food professionals are such busy people. But this time, nearly every judge showed up, and they brought friends! About 90 judges showed up in two sessions and the tables were packed. Fortunately, we had enough drinks and cool-downs for everyone, and although some tables had a slight delay because the judging 600+ products took a while, when it was all said and done, every product got tasted by more judges than usual. Part of the delay was due to the diligence on the part of the judges, who took time to make a lot more comments than usual. Thanks to everyone who participated, and the results will be announced in about two weeks.