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West Coast BBQ Comp Turning Up the Heat in Long Beach

Photo courtesy of West Coast BBQ Classic
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Nothing says summertime like a giant slab of smoked meat. So on May 11, some of the best pit masters will meet in SoCal to see who's number one at the West Coast BBQ Classic. The competition is in its second year running, and will take place at the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Top BBQ Pit Masters from around the country will compete for prize money and the opportunity to be selected as the winner of the coveted “People’s Choice” award. For the fans, there'll also be a backyard bar sponsored by Jack Daniel's, beer pong, live music, and a special appearance by the L.A. King's Ice Crew. Oh, and boatloads of BBQ.

“We have nearly tripled our competitors this year” said Director of Special Events Steve Sheldon. “Our team registration sold out in record pace. We are thrilled to offer such a vast field of teams this year.”

This could well be the event that tides you over in between trips to Bludso's and the anticipated arrival of Umami Burger's new concept with Fatty's Cue to open.

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Tickets are $10 online pre-sale and $15 at the door. You'll need to purchase food tickets too, with each going for $2. Parking is $10 with event validation, and your tickets do not include entry to the ship or attractions. The comp goes from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.