October 29th, 2010 4:05 PM by Karyn Smith
Come out Saturday, August 28, and join Trinity Downtown in a classic southern competition for the Best BBQ in town.
Watch as teams of grillers face off with the challenge of creating a
unique award-winning sauce, rub or secret recipe. The prize: Title of
Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ Chicken, and $400 People’s Choice Award and
a $1,000 Grand Champion award.
Last year’s winners, Uncle Kenny’s BBQ, Grandma’s B-B-Que, and
Stump’d BBQ, will be back to defend their titles. The judges for the
event will include Chef Eric André of the Orlando Culinary Academy,
Orlando Fire Dept. District Commander Rob Rivenbark, “Tattooed Bill”
Roberts from Graffiti Junktion, and National BBQ judge Ed Thomas.
This family friendly event will also include live entertainment,
food and drink concession, vendors and activities for the kids.
Children will love the water slides, water-themed activities, games,
contests and face painting that are all part of the Kid’s Zone.
You can purchase a $10 Taste Test Wrist band, which will provide
pulled pork samples from each competing BBQ team along with baked
beans, cole slaw and a vote in the People’s Choice Competition. You can
also purchase a $10 Play-All-Day wrist band which allows your child to
enjoy all the activities in the Kid’s Zone and a hot dog lunch.
All proceeds will support the Ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church,
located at 123 E. Livingston St. So join in the fun on August 28 and
support your favorite BBQ team. The all day festivities begin at 11:00
AM and ends at 6:00PM. For more information please visit www.downtownbbqcookoff.com.