Sunday, June 26, 2016

Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle 2016 - Day 1 Photo Recap

One year shy of its 25th anniversary, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle celebrated a new sponsor (Giant in, Safeway out) with another perfect day of barbecue, giveaways and sunshine. Remember day one last year? Rain, lots of rain. Mother Nature was clearly excited about Giant's involvement, and thousands of hungry attendees showed up in agreement. There was no shortage of activities and games (Giant's contests were particularly fun & generous) and the food... enough to stuff a world-class foodie like yours truly (hot dogs, lots of hot dogs.) Missed it? Shame on you; but fear not, it's back on today... starting at 11 AM through 7:30 tonight. Admission is $15 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets online, and save $3.

When: Today, 11 AM to 7:30 PM

Where: Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9th and 14th Streets, NW

Giant Food: Winner, winner!

Smoke Shack B.B.Q. Team

Oscar Meyer Wienermobile

Nathan's Famous

Basketball anyone?

Planters' Mr. Peanut

Famous Dave's

Behind the scenes at Famous Dave's


Ask Meathead (Goldwyn)

Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion

Free Hot Dogs, courtesy of Applegate

MorningStar Farms

Orzo & Barbecue Pizza from MorningStar Farms

Giant Health and Wellness Stage

Lots of contests via Ford

Custom t-shirts, courtesy of Ford

Al fresco dining