BBQ’n at the Autry 07

Last years ribs

The second annual BBQ’n at the Autry Barbecue Championship and Festival is right around the corner, April 14 2007. It will be held at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park (4700 Western Heritage Way).It is a very special competition to the Four-Q BBQ Team and myself because it was our inauguration into the world of BBQ competition. There were a couple of local BBQ events that were canceled last year and it’s nice to see that this one is coming back.
There will be cooking demonstrations, food booths, entertainment, arts and crafts (for the kids), and a whole bunch of other stuff. There is one difference from last year aside from our team having a year of experience under our belts; they are charging an admission fee ($9 adults, $7 students and senior 62+, $3 children 3-12, free for children under 2, and free parking). If you are planning on attending, come early to see the competitors get their entries ready… it’s just like on TV. I will update this post if more information becomes available.

Check out the Autry webpage.

6 Responses to BBQ’n at the Autry 07

  1. Smokin' Steve April 5, 2007 at 4:29 pm #

    Good Que’n to you Junkie- I didn’t get in, in time this year. This competition sold out as they only have space for 32 teams. I’ll be down there watching for you and the “Four Q-BBQ Team” making a walk on stage for an award or two.

    Good to have you back on the Blog!
    Smokin’ Steve

  2. Raul April 9, 2007 at 6:27 pm #

    Is the food/samples free too? I’m coming regardless but just in case I need to go to the ATM beforehand.

  3. BBQ Junkie April 9, 2007 at 6:46 pm #

    Thanks Steve, make sure that you come by and say hello.

    Raul, unfortunately the LA health dept doesn’t allow free samples so you might as well stop by the ATM on your way in.

  4. Mole April 16, 2007 at 6:29 am #

    Very disappointed! $9.00 entry, no food avalible from the folks in the competition. Huge line for only one food vendor providing “Brazilin style BBQ”

  5. Titus April 22, 2007 at 6:09 am #

    Where can i find a list of up and comming BBQ contests West coast

    Thanks

  6. Thunderbolt Fan May 2, 2007 at 6:12 pm #

    I never made it inside for the Autry event. As I was waiting in the admission line, people were coming out and saying to those of us on line that it was a waste of time and money, only one food vendor with a 90 minute line. I was hoping for an event similar to a BBQ streetfare that I stumbled upon in Washington DC a few summers back, can’t remember the name but the food was fantastic.

    Anyway, I left the Autry line and went to Robin’s in Rosemead to chow down. Delicious. It would be nice if LA had a similar event. Also with ample parking, another problem at the Autry. Maybe a bigger venue next time?

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