No one has ever confused bbq with health food.
But this month the Downtown Merchants Association invites Westporters to cook for a cause. Teams of 2-4 backyard chefs can enter any of 3 categories — chicken, ribs and chef’s choice. Winners receive a prizes — and the money raised from each team’s $100 entry fee is donated the Connecticut Food Bank.
The event — set for the Levitt Pavilion — is part of the 2nd annual Blues Views and BBQ Festival. “Cookin’ for a Cause” setup begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 26. Judging is at 3 p.m., leaving plenty of time to get the meat and sauce just right. (Charcoal or wood heat sources only; no gas, electric grills or open pits. And teams supply their own food.)
All day Saturday and Sunday there’s a craft beer showcase, activities for kids and families, a food court — and of course music. What’s bbq without blues?
So forget the calories. The hell with cholesterol. It’s time to start cookin’ some meat for a cause.(For more information, including an application form, click here.)