Held in Lynchburg, the BBQ Championship is one of the most prestigious BBQ championships in the world, and 80 international teams participate in the two-day event. Lynchburg (population 361 people) welcomes over 25,000 visitors who amble through the booths and watch the competitors prepare their meat for the judges. Over the next several days, I'll show you a bit more of the BBQ and tell you a little more about it.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
BBQ- It's Off The Hook!
This weekend was the 20th annual Jack Daniels International Invitational Barbecue Championship, and one of the judges was Food Network star Guy Fieri (above right). The outgoing Fieri, who has four shows on Food Network (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives . . . Guy's Big Bite . . . Ultimate Recipe Showdown . . . Guy Off The Hook), is known for his sunglasses, knee-length shorts, flip-flops and spiked hair. His catch phrase is "Off the Hook," which is what he pronounced the BBQ at the championship today.