Saturday, June 27, 2015

Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle 2015 - Day 1 Photo Recap

Big smiles & full-size samples at Chobani

Last year, it looked like rain. This year, there was no stopping Mother Nature; but to its credit, the 23rd annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle carried on without a hitch. That meant the usual myriad of delicious barbecue, freebies and music... enjoyed by thousands (armed with umbrellas.) The rain continued to fall, before relinquishing for good around 5 o'clock... just in time for an evening full of music with Sugar Bear & EU, among others. Lucky for us (and more importantly you) there's another day of food & activities set for tomorrow (11 AM - 7:30 PM) with a weather forecast so good, you might want to thank the aforementioned Mother Nature in advance.

Just in case you weren't able to brave the elements today, here's a look back at some of the fun...

Nickoli Andrews of I&I Riddim rocks the house

Earl Carter of I&I Riddim

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Stop #1: Get your Fabuloso bag at Palmolive

Wahl Mobile Grooming Tour

Smoke Shack Ribs & BBQ

Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternatives!

Brookside Chocolate

Xbox One Demo with DC United

Let's Go Nats!

Cooking demo with Chef Dave Zino

Sabra Greek Yogurt Dip

Great samples at Kansas City Barbecue Society

"Best Buns" goes to King's Hawaiian (again!)

Jammin' with Cheaper Than Therapy

Olive Garden Breadstick Nation

The Virtual Wallet Savings Engine from PNC Bank

Music at the Safeway Sampling Pavilion