Mark your calendars for the 1st annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ competition and street festival held Sunday, September 12th! Oak Cliff has a rich history of famous bluesman from T-Bone Walker to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and our fair share of notorious bandits like Bonnie and Clyde…but what few may have realized is the number of BBQ joints that used to fill the area along Davis and Jefferson Boulevard.
Blues, Bandits, and BBQ will stretch along Davis from Nova who will be holding their outdoor art CRAVE show (put on by photopol.us), and over to Tyler Street. The BBQ competition will be held behind The Kessler at 1230 West Davis. Live music will be in multiple locations, with both indoor and outdoor stages at The Kessler. (Bands & times to come shortly!). Part of the proceeds raised from the event will go to Sunset and Adamson Booster clubs in order to help the High School kids start the year off right.
A highlight of the event will be the 1st annual Sustainable & Grass Fed BBQ competition on September 11 & 12, 2010. Teams will be required to cook on-site starting Saturday afternoon. Judging will take place Sunday afternoon – there will be both an ‘official’ winner for each category as well as a ‘People’s Choice’ winner.
The entry fee per BBQ team is $100 for the first category and $25 for each additional category. Categories include beef brisket, pork ribs, whole chicken and homemade sausage. All meat will be provided to the team as part of the entry fee. Meats are being provided by Urban Acres through partnerships with area farmers who raise sustainable and grass fed animals.
The deadline to enter the BBQ competition is Monday, August 23. More details will be posted here shortly.