Barbeque is one of my favorite cuisines, mainly influenced by my time spent living in South Carolina. The smoke, aromas, and delicious blends of meats and spices always lead to a great food experience (when done right). There are many types of BBQ in the world, and the greatest examples were all represented at the Safeway BBQ Battle in DC.
The BBQ Battle is a huge expo of everything BBQ-related, from the requisite ribs and briskets and chicken to food challenges and champagne pairings. Being able to talk to the numerous pitmasters and learn their experiences with BBQ and learn some of their techniques was a great way to enjoy the weekend. Of course, sampling the various vendors’ styles of BBQ was great and got me my fix of great southern comfort food.
I look forward to next year’s event!