All kinds of ribs showed up Saturday at the first Rub My Rib contest in Charleston, held at the Charleston Maritime Center. But only a select few came away as winners.

The event pitted local restaurants against each other and included a wild card amateur cook.

Champions in the Critics Choice category were:

1st, Liberty Taproom.

2nd, Remedy Market.

3rd, James Lipp, wild card.

Tops in the People's Choice category were:

1st, Smokey Oak Taproom.

2nd, James Lipp, wild card.

3rd, Home Team BBQ.

The event benefited Communities in Schools, a dropout-prevention program.