Area restaurants will bring their very best to Blues Brews & BBQ, a spirited and fun competition happening Saturday, Nov. 10 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Restaurants will compete in several categories and offer samples of creative BBQ styles—not necessarily the traditional pork, beef or ribs—and signature coastal food.
Breweries will offer over two-dozen refreshing craft beers and cocktails. The fun afternoon will feature “tasting stations” where guests can experience food, entertainment and cold beverages along the Destin harbor.
Guests can purchase a tasting armband for just $25 on the day of the event. Beachcomber Editor Chris Manson and other area celebrities will judge the competition. Prizes will be awarded to top winners in categories including People’s Choice, Best Traditional BBQ, Most Creative BBQ, and Best Booth.
Donations of up to $1,000 will be made to the winners’ choice charitable organizations.
Live music includes the DizzyJuke Band, featuring keyboardist Joe Fingas (see this issue’s The Beat Profiles), bassist Randy Bridges, drummer Warren Hontz and guitarist-vocalist JB Lawson. The band combines jivin’ grooves, traditional blues, and hip-shaking boogie-woogie swing, keeping audiences coming back for more.
Also on the bill are longtime Beachcomberland favorites Cadillac Willy. The band won the Best Jam Band category at the 2012 Beachcomber Music Awards and are featured in this issue’s Setlist.
Blues Brews BBQ takes place from noon until 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s educational endeavors. For more info, call (850) 424-0600 or visit www.HarborWalkDestin.com.