Gentlemen, start your grills.
The “Blues, Views and BBQ” crew is looking for a few good chefs. The September 25 festival includes a Cookin’ for a Cause Amateur BBQ Competition.
Teams of 2-4 “backyard chefs” can enter 3 categories: chicken, ribs and “chef’s choice.” Winners in each category receive a great prize, a trophy, and bragging rights on every patio and deck in Westport, from now through next year.
The $100 entry fee benefits the Westport Woman’s Club food closet — helping local families in need.
For $75 more, each team can enter an Iron Chef competition against 6 Kansas City Barbeque Society pro teams. The festival provides the meat, starch and veggies — and maybe a secret ingredient or two. May the most creative team win.
The Westport Downtown Merchants Association encourages creativity in team-making too. Friends and neighbors, local organizations, sports teams, non-profits, businesses — all are invited to enter.
Cookin’ for a Cause is just part of a great weekend. The music lineup includes Blues Traveler (Sept. 24), craft beer, specialty liquors, plus plenty of food and activities for families and children. A “Kids Q” on Sunday, Sept. 26 allows young chefs to join the fun.
Bobby Flay, eat your heart out.
The rest of you: just eat.
(Click here for applications. For more information, call 917-446-2921.)