It may require tearing yourself away from the fascinating story of Miss Cora Strayer, Lady Detective, but our friends at Gapers Block are throwing a pre-Super Bowl bowl… which is to say, the first annual Gapers Block BBQ Bowl at Club Lucky this Saturday. BBQ from several local spots including Honey 1, Honky Tonk BBQ, Pork Shoppe, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, Rub BBQ, The Piggery and Club Lucky itself will be featured, going head to head. $25 gets you admission, a tasting from each contestant, and your choice of two Southern-inspired sides prepared by Club Lucky chef Alfredo Anaya. There will also be tastings from Koval Distillery in addition to Club Lucky’s usual bar offerings for sale. When you’ve tried them all, you can cast your vote for People’s Choice, while a panel of esteemed judges— including Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, and the Superman-Batman pairing of Gapers Block editor Andrew Huff and Chicagoist editor Chuck Sudo— will pick a Critics’ Choice. The event will end with music by soul group The Congregation. It runs noon to 3 p.m. at Club Lucky (you’re welcome to hang out afterwards), 1824 W. Wabansia Ave., and you can buy tickets in advance here.