Do you like bottomless plates of world-class, hand-rubbed and slow-smoked BBQ? Of course you do. That’s a silly question. What about an open bar to help wash it all down? Duh, as the inimitable Mr. Charlie Sheen might say. OK, one last question. Do you like getting pampered VIP-style, including being whisked away via a private entrance right into a special tent where you can enjoy all of the above?
Not really your thing, you say? Well, then you’ll probably want to skip this story, because that’s exactly what we’re offering to one lucky reader.
Yes, we’ve cooked up two free VIP passes (normally priced at $100 a pop) to this Saturday’s second annual Arizona Barbecue Festival in the heart of sunny Scottsdale. Sprawling across a newly grass-lined space just west of the Scottsdale Waterfront, this carnivore-cornucopia will feature more than 40 teams from around the nation competing for smoked-meat superiority (as well as $20K in cash prizes). Not to mention, live music, cooking demos, a bounce house-filled kids zone and a mechanical bull. Oh, and then there’s the little slice o’ heaven known as Whiskey Row, a special tent showcasing more than 30 different varieties of aged brown liquors for your sampling pleasure.
So, whose mouth’s a’watering for free tix? Simply write “BBQ me” in our comments board. And while you’re here, feel to click around our newly-redesigned site; it’s just a taste off all the new features to come. Good luck, and don’t forget to pack some extra wet-naps.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em: 7025 E. Via Soleri Blvd., 10 am – 5 pm