|Competition BBQ ribs from The Rub Company|
You've got two ways to get your BBQ on this weekend. Fountain Valley hosts their second annual rib burn, and Westminster holds their inaugural sanctioned barbecue competition. At either event, you'll have a chance to walk among the cooks and sample their smoked meats.
The real-deal contest at the Westminster Mall is called the Ribs, Pigs, and Watermelons Pro BBQ Competition. It's a fundraiser for American Family Housing, a nonprofit that helps the homeless. There will be carnival games, bands and the Lakers Girls.
The OC BBQ Bonanza is the rib burn that takes place at the Fountain Valley Sports Complex on Brookhurst & Heil. This is a for-profit food festival organized by the folks that put on the Long Beach Lobster Festival and Tustin Chili Cookoff. No Lakers Girls are expected at this one.More »