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Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest

Submissions for the 2014 contest are due May 31. The judging will be at Oak Park on June 26. Email food@independent.com if you are interested in attending.

Going ’Cue Crazy

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 5th annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grilling Contest Entry Guidelines

What we need to enter you in our 5th annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Farm-to-Bar Cocktail Contest @ The Wildcat

The Independent is cosponsoring a seasonally sensational mixology showdown on July 23. Read story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Masters of the Grilling Universe

Meet the winners of our fourth annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Who Grilled What?

A list of contestants and their dishes in 2013's Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gauging the Grillers

A list of who judged the 2013 Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sizzling Summer BBQ Sponsors

A list of the companies who made our 2013 grilling contest happen. Read story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest 2013 Recipes

Edie Robertson, Rodrigo Gimenez, and Gabe Ibarra Jr. share secrets. Read story.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Indy’s Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest Goes Down Tonight

A slate of contenders is ready to throw down over the grill. Read story.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Santa Barbara Independent’s Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest

Pro and amateur BBQers: Now’s the time to enter our fourth annual contest. Read story.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Sips and Sears of Summer

Here are the chefs and recipes that prevailed in The Independent's 3rd annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sizzling Summer BBQ Finalists

Announcing the contestants for “The Santa Barbara Independent”'s third annual grilling showdown. Read story.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Enter Our Third Annual Grilling Showdown

The Santa Barbara Independent is now accepting entries to the 2012 Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cocktail Contest Curious?

The second annual Indy event happens at Harry’s this Thursday, June 16. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest, Year Two

Contest finalists announced, public invited to root on favorites. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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