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Judgment Day(s)

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“What about becoming a bbq judge? I want that job!” My best friend said that while we were watching the first season of Barbecue Pit Masters. To the uninitiated, judging a barbecue competition seems like a simple matter of sampling all the food at an event, deciding which tasted the best, and succumbing to a food coma. Not really. The …

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Visit Pennsylvania’s Chile Pepper Food Festival

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By Sara Hodon Photos by Chris Markey For one weekend each year, tiny Bowers, PA (population: 300 give or take) becomes the hottest place on earth, thanks to its annual Chile Pepper Food Festival held in the town park every September. Bowers, located approximately 90 minutes northwest of Philadelphia and two hours south of New York City, is situated in …

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Enter the Scovie Awards Now and Save!

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In case you’ve been hiding under a rock to stay cool this sweltering summer, it’s time to enter your spicy and BBQ-related products in the 2012 Scovie Awards contest. Why not take advantage of the Early Bird Special: enter by July 31 and save $10 off the entry fee for each product you submit! Scovie Awards is THE largest, most …

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Volunteers Needed – KCBS Extreme Makeover BBQ Throwdown

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The Kansas City Barbeque Society has teamed up with TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it pulls into East Central Kansas to build a new home for a worthy family. As part of the home building/renovation process, Extreme Makeover typically hosts a Community Fund Raising Event, which helps the charitable family with miscellaneous expenses. However, this version will be quite …

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The 2011 Disc-It Round Up

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As three-year-olds go, the Disc-It Round Up is pretty developed and well-behaved. It’s an event the folks at Disc-It started in 2009 as their way of giving back to UNM Children’s Hospital for all the care that Disc-It front man Nevin Montano’s daughter and nephew received in the past. Round Up year one saw 350 attendees; that number ballooned to …

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Ghost Pepper Challenges

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Before you enter a Ghost Pepper food challenge, bear in mind: the heat doesn’t stop with your mouth or your last bite. Almost two weeks ago, a guy in Hermosa Beach, California found that out the hard way when he took the Habanero Sam’s Burrito Challenge at Amigos Tacos. The victim, er, challenger, was a guy named John. He came …