Vicki Nivens Joins Celebrity Judging Panel for Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship

Vicki Nivens, owner of Hard Eight BBQ, will be pulling up a chair at the celebrity judges table for this year’s Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship to be held Sunday, October 28, 2018. She has owned Hard Eight BBQ for over 15 years and has overseen it grow to four locations across North Texas, and a fifth coming soon to Burleson.

Hard Eight BBQ is known for its inviting atmosphere where customers are treated like family and the meats are served Texas style straight from the pit. Vicki is very family oriented and loves every minute she gets to spend with her loved ones enjoying their ranch. The N at Hardway Ranch is a chic, rustic wedding and event venue in Bluff Dale, Texas. Vicki also enjoys traveling, fishing, having a glass of champagne with friends and will always “bet the Hard Eight” on the dice table!

The Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship is sponsored by the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Torah ( and will be conducted under the supervision of Dallas Kosher ( and the world-renowned Kansas City Barbeque Society ( Teams from Texas and beyond will compete for cash and prizes in the parking lot at Sunnyland Patio Furniture (, at the intersection of Spring Valley and Coit Roads. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds raised by the event will benefit the programs and initiatives of Congregation Beth Torah’s Men’s Club as well as its charity recipient, CHAI (Community Homes for Adults, Inc., (

You can help sponsor the food and fun-filled 2018 event or sign up your BBQ team to compete. For details on team registration, or for additional information about The Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship, visit us at

Posted March 20, 2018 in: News by BBQ Admin

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