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Smokin’ in the Square: BBQ in Pensacola

One of the most fun weekends of the year, and after weeks of beautiful weather, Saturday dawns cold and rainy, and the big barbecue contest and the big Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade are scheduled for this day. Fortunately, the skies held back until late in the day, and both barbecue cook-off and Mardi Gras were a big success.

AdventureMan and I hit the cook-off after a spring vegetable growing class out at Garden Gate Nurseries. Oh, what fun. People from all over the barbecue-ing states of the nation competing to produce the best barbecue. Heaven!

Live music at the fest

This is what we had to eat – Tennessee Tacos; pulled pork with baked beans and cole slaw on top of a flour taco shell, with your choice of barbecue sauce. YUMMMMMMMMM.

March 7, 2011 - Posted by | Adventure, Community, Cooking, Cultural, Eating Out, Events, Food, Pensacola


  1. Looks amazing!! And I can’t wait to get back to it…June can’t come soon enough πŸ™‚

    Comment by AcadeMama | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. LLOOLL, AcadeMama, do you know yet where you will be going?

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. Wow and yummers! Tom and I definitely live in the wrong neck of the world, at least relative to the types of food we crave! Your Tennessee Taco looks absolutely heavenly.

    Comment by SJM | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hey, Sparkle. πŸ™‚ There is a lot of things you love here – seafood, Mexican, and lots of BBQ even when they aren’t having a big cook-off. C’mon down! We’ll keep the light on . . . πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  5. On Arlene Williams B-B-Q Shack sign the Pig seems to be smiling while the fire in his back

    Comment by daggero | March 9, 2011 | Reply

  6. LOL! The only reason we didn’t eat at Arlene Williams is because they are in Pensacola, so we can eat their BBQ when we choose. πŸ™‚ Pensacola has a good number of good BBQ places, even some which are barely marked!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 9, 2011 | Reply

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