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Friday, May 10 2013 11:03 AM

'First Look': Biggest, baddest BBQ heating up

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    Angie Trigueiro and Mike George, promoters of Bakersfield's Biggest, Baddest BBQ Championship, talk about the upcoming event on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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If you're "extraordinarily serious" about BBQ, then Bakersfield's Biggest, Baddest BBQ Championship is for you.

The event heats up May 17 and 18 at the Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St.

"First Look with Scott Cox" simulcast host Scott Cox talked about it on the show Friday, saying "the level of attention that goes into these things is insane."

More than 60 teams will compete to see who is best -- or "baddest" -- at barbecuing. There will be big winners from other competitions, and everyone from the guy with a pit in the back of his truck to fancy grills, said event promoter Angie Trigueiro.

The event began years ago in Stramler Park, promoter Mike George said.

Entry Friday, May 17 is free, and there will be free Mento Buru concert from 5 to 9 p.m.

Tickets on Saturday, May 18 are $10, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Once in, you can buy tickets to taste the meat that's entered into the competition.

"There's going to be a lotta lotta food to taste," Cox said.

The event benefits JJ's Legacy and the Mendiburu Magic Foundation.



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