Keeping with tradition, the cook-off will take place at Harvest Park Bowling Center on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. Grill masters from around the Bay Area will battle to see who fires up the best ribs, tri-tip and chicken. There is also a chili cook-off competition this year. The winners take home $100 for first prize.
The entrance fee for the barbecue cook-off is $100 (meat will be provided by Brentwood Fine Meats); the chili cook-off fee is $30.
There is also a desserts competition for those who prefer to work with sugar instead of smoke. The winner of the dessert competition will take home $50. Entering the dessert contest is free. For more information about entering the competition, call Greg Robinson at 925-487-6383 or Jeff Schults at 925-890-8296.
While a panel of judges will determine the winners, everyone is welcome to sample the lip-smacking barbecue goodies from 1 to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event for adults, and $15 for kids under the age of 12. Family passes (two adult meals and up to three kid meals) are also available for $60.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brentwood Police Activities League and the East Contra Costa Historical Society. Last year’s event raised $3,500.
When the barbecue is over, stick around for the big game and enjoy the Super Bowl Sunday Bowling Special. Games are only $2 each and shoe rentals are free.
Brentwood’s own Gorilla Rilla, a recent inductee into the Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association Hall of Fame, will also be making the rounds during the cook-off, so make sure to stop by and say hi.
Barbecue King Cook-off tickets are available at Harvest Park Bowling Center, 5000 Balfour Road; Brentwood Fine Meats, 3877 Walnut Blvd; and the Brentwood Press office, 248 Oak. St.
For more information, call Harvest Park Bowling Center at 925-516-1221.