Some of the Best BBQ in South Fla will be at the AIWF's 9th Annual BBQ Battle.

Some of the Best BBQ in South Fla will be at the AIWF’s 9th Annual BBQ Battle- Sunday, January 27th.

People often ask me where they can get good BBQ in South Florida and I tell them “my backyard”. But seriously, outside of my backyard, the best place to get some good ‘”cue” is going to be at AIWF’s BBQ Battle. This is a BBQ competition put on by the South Florida chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food. But this is not just any BBQ competition- this comp pairs all the South Florida culinary schools against each other.

I’m lucky to be a judge at this event, getting to taste the sumptuous entries from the likes of South Fla’s culinary schools including: FIU, Le Cordon Bleu, Johnson and Wales, Miami Culinary Institute, The Art Institute and Lincoln Art Institute. Local restaurants will also be giving samples – tickets are $60 and go to AIWF’s culinary scholarships that help more students go to culinary school!

I hope to see you there! Let’s find out why FIU has won 4 years in a row!

Details: Sunday- January 27th, 2013; 5-8pm. The event will be held on the River Front at Esplanade Park- 400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

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