From Our Editors
In the Big D, where people live and breathe barbecue, the competition to be at the top of the pit master heap is as tough as the meat is tender. And at this year's edition of the Big D BBQ Battle, the best sauce-slingers in all of the DFW Metroplex fire up their smokers (the wood- and charcoal-burning types) and vie for the top prize in categories such as best brisket, ribs, and beans. Meanwhile, attendees fill up with all the fall-off-the-bone succulence they can take.
Local country acts provide a boot-scooting soundtrack to the affair, and a special kids' area entertains tykes not as interested in the barbecue eats as their parents.