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Event Mon Jan 28 2013

Announcing the 2nd Annual Gapers Block BBQ Bowl

bbq-bowl_2013_300x250.jpgGapers Block is excited to announce our second annual BBQ Bowl barbecue competition. Join us from noon to 3pm on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lincoln Hall for a barbecue battle featuring some of the city's best barbecue joints and restaurants, including Barn & Company, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, PorkChop, Robinson's, Rub BBQ and more to come!

For just $20 you'll get one tasting from each BBQ contestant, plus access to drink specials. We'll also have live music (TBA). Once you've made your way around the competitors, cast your vote for the "People's Pick" award at our polling booth. A panel of esteemed judges -- including Chuck Sudo of Chicagoist, Moshe Tamssot of Cookitfor.us, Juanna Rumbel of the Windy City Rollers, and Rachael Katz of Weber Grill -- will also vote for the "Critic's Choice" award. The champions will be announced at around 2:30pm.

Our first BBQ Bowl was held Feb. 4, 2012 to great acclaim -- more than 120 Chicagoans came to the Bucktown's Club Lucky the day before the Super Bowl to sample and vote on ribs from seven worthy contestants. Honky Tonk Barbecue won the first "Critic's Choice" award and Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro took home the "People's Pick." Koval Distillery was on hand to offer tastings of its locally made liquors, and up and coming soul band The Congregation provided the entertainment.

Tickets to the BBQ Bowl may be purchased in advance on EventBrite or Lincoln Hall's website, or at the door day-of. This is an all-ages event.

UPDATE: Harmony Grill joins the barbecue lineup, and Marko Casso will be our live entertainment! We'll also have a raffle and drink specials at the bar. All for just $20! Stay tuned for further updates.

 

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