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Upcoming “Bacathlon”

Monday, November 9, 2009

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Hosted by J&D’s Foods, THE BACATHLON is set for Thursday November 19th in Seattle, WA. It will be the World’s First Bacon-Themed Multi-Sport Athletic and Endurance Event EVER, which will include an attempt to set a unbreakable World Record for Bacon Eating by the #8th ranked Major League Eating gastroathlete Erik “The Red” Denmark. J&D’s [...]

2009 AT&T Battle of the Brisket

Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Mission, KAN (June 8, 2009): Team applications are now available for the annual “AT&T Battle of the Brisket” Kansas state championship barbecue contest scheduled September 18 and September 19, 2009, in Mission, Kansas, according to Suzie Gibbs, Chairman, Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event is a part of the Mission’s annual “Arts & Eats [...]

Free BBQ T-Shirts!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Free BBQ T-Shirts!

To go along with Steven Raichlen’s Ultimate Grilling Recipe Contest I’ve been sent a few t-shirts to give away. They are black, XL. To enter, just add a comment to this post and I’ll have a random drawing at the end of the month!

Steven Raichlen’s Ultimate Grilling Recipe Contest

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Steven Raichlen’s Ultimate Grilling Recipe Contest

Grilling and barbecue know-it-all (and I mean that in a good way) Steven Raichlen is having a contest to find the Ultimate Griller. Grand Prize is a trip for two to Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado and a Weber Genesis E320 gas grill. Other prizes include a Weber Performer [...]

Barbecue and Bourbon at Blackberry Farm

Thursday, July 5, 2007

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Barbecue and Bourbon at Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm, a beautiful resort in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is hosting their annual barbecue event July 22-25, 2007. Guests will spend three days learning proper smoking and grilling skills, as well as enjoying a variety of fine beverages. Being in Tennessee, they aren’t going to let you leave without [...]

The Great Arkansas Smokeout

Friday, August 25, 2006

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The contest name is the Great Arkansas Smokeout. It will be held November 17 and 18 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The cook-off will follow KCBS rules and regulations and their judging procedures as they are the sanctioning body of the event. They are currently seeking proclamation to make this a qualifying/championship event and they expect [...]

Hudson Valley Rib Festival

Sunday, July 23, 2006

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Hudson Valley Rib Festival

Debbie writes to tell me that the Highland Rotary of Hudson Valley, NY is having its 2nd annual RibFest Aug. 18-20 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY. The RibFest features a KCBS-sanctioned grilling contest, along with demonstrations, a vendors’ row of BBQ-related items, lots of great BBQ vendors, music, kids activities and [...]

Richmond Kentucky Lions to hold BBQ

Thursday, July 20, 2006

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Richmond Kentucky Lions to hold BBQ

The Richmond, Kentucky chapter of the Lions Club is holding their second annual BBQ cookoff September 10, 2006 at the Richmond Pottery Festival. They are now accepting competitors. You can enter meats in several categories; Beef, Chicken, Ribs, Pork, or Mutton. There is also a chili cookoff category. Entry is $25 for a single category [...]

Texas Steak Cook-Off, Hico Texas

Saturday, July 8, 2006

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Texas Steak Cook-Off, Hico Texas

If you know your way around a steak, you may want to compete (or maybe just attend) the third annual Texas Steak Cook-Off in “Hico, Texas”:http://www.hico-tx.com/. The little town of Hico, (pronounced “high-coh”) holds the cook off as part of its Old Settlers Reunion, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. There are two divisions, [...]

Are you America’s Top Tailgater?

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

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Are you America’s Top Tailgater?

If your grilling is done from the back of your tailgate then here’s your chance to win big from Lifetime Products, Inc. They are “giving away”:http://www.tailgateofalifetime.com/ $10,000 cash, and an ultimate tailgate package. Plus, finalist get an all expenses paid trip to Michigan International Speedway for the big showdown. You’ll be judged by various famous [...]

The $50,000 Hamburger

Sunday, July 2, 2006

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The $50,000 Hamburger

So you think you make the world’s best hamburger do you? Well Sutter Home and the California Avocado Commission want you to prove it, and if you’re right you’ll take home$50,000. This is the 16th running of the annual contest, and will no doubt draw thousands of entries from around the country. Onions and mustard [...]

May is National BBQ Month

Thursday, May 11, 2006

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May is National BBQ Month

It’s May, which if you weren’t aware, is National BBQ Month. Spring is the perfect time to get out there and grill. Unless you are in central Texas apparently, where it’s hot as hell already. Not that it’ll stop diehard grillers however. If while firing up the grill after the winter you discover that the [...]

Texas BBQ Festival

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

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Texas BBQ Festival

Attended the Texas BBQ Festival this weekend in Austin, Texas. It was really, really crowded. To say the least. Parking took a good 30 minutes. My guess is that a whole lot more people ended up attending than they expected. This being the first year, maybe they weren’t sure just how popular it would be. [...]

1st Annual Texas BBQ Festival

Saturday, September 24, 2005

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1st Annual Texas BBQ Festival

Hot on the hills of the HotSauce festival last month, Austin Chronicle and friends are gearing up for a new gig – the Texas Barbecue Festival. The event will be held in Austin on Sunday October 9th. The Texas Barbecue Festival is a free event, but I’ve heard you’ll need to buy food tickets or [...]

Amateur ladies best BBQ All Stars

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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Amateur ladies best BBQ All Stars

Ok, you’ve had enough Tivo lag to have watched the final episode of OLN’s All Star BBQ Showdown, so I’m going to talk about it now. The top prize went to one of the amateur teams, the female three-some “Squeal of Approval”, who beat out pro Mike Davis and a couple of Alabama backyards calling [...]

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