5,000-people deep, a crowd packed The Queen Mary’s waterfront on Saturday for the city’s first West Coast BBQ Classic, featuring over 30 smokers and grillers competing for more than $9,000 in cash and prizes. Heavy with chicken, ribs, pork butt, and brisket, the official judge’s prize was awarded to Dave Malone of All Sauced Up, with Left Coast Q coming in second. Meanwhile, Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (an anagram for USMC) won the “People’s Choice” prize of a first-class weekend package on the famous ship. L.A. Weekly has some seriously hardcore barbecue porn up this morning, showing how hard it must have been for both judges and guests to narrow this down to just one winner.
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