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Love BBQ? So do we! Now we understand there is a constant battle of exactly who has the best BBQ. Is it Texas brisket? Pulled pork from NC? Is it the elusive white BBQ sauce of Alabama? The dry rub of Memphis? Or the sweet tanginess of Kansas City smoked meat? With so many different battles raging, it is only appropriate that the showdown occurs on historical Pennsylvania Avenue. Each third weekend of June, BBQ crazed fans hash out the end results for this two-day event. From cooking demonstrations, star-studded chefs, and just good ol’ grilled meat this festival is not to be missed. With competitions such and BBQ masters from around the United States come out to win one of the coveted titles.Make sure to check out the McCormick Grill Mates KCBS Match-Up Competition Sat, June 21-22, 2014 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Grill Mates will be sampling tasty hamburgers, distributing Montreal Steak Seasoning samples and offering a fun photo experience and opportunity to win a grilling prize pack for consumers who stop by their booth at Pennsylvania Ave. and 11th St., Saturday or Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The best part of it all is that the National Capital BBQ/Safeway Barbeque Battle benefits the Capiral Area Food & Bank & Children’s Charities. Advice: Get there early. With so much to try, you don’t want to wait in long lines and miss out on all the deliciousness. Metro stop, Metro Center—orange/blue/redline. $12 in advance/$15 day of event (Children under 12 are free)/$20 Weekend Pass

Post sponsored by McCormick. Image courtesy of McCormick.