Saturday, June 21, 2014

Safeway Barbecue Battle 2014 - Day 1 Photo Recap

Elikeh performs on Famous Dave's Music Stage

Day one of the 22nd annual Safeway Barbecue Battle began under the threat of rain, but evidently Mother Nature likes good barbecue as much as the next gal/guy. Big crowds filled Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th & 14th Streets for a day of barbecue, giveaways and music. The giveaways were especially plentiful, including gorgeous Rancher's Reserve aprons, courtesy of Safeway.

Couldn't make it down today? Don't beat yourself up: There's still another full day (tomorrow) to feast and party to your heart's content. Until then, try to "get your fill" with our photo recap of today's festivities...

McCormick Grill Mates

Where the Magic Happens...

Best Burger of the Day!

Nutella "Spread the Happy" Truck Tour

Nutella Sample
Great American Cookout

"Dip life to the fullest" with Sabra

Sabra & Tostitos samples

Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown

Monk Fruit in the Raw

 Heaven in a bag: King's Hawaiian Rolls!

It really is like a whole other country

"Bank the Piggy" with PNC Bank

Free haircuts at Wahl Barbershop

IKEA in the house

"Race Your Veggies" with Birds Eye

... and the race is on!