Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy the Picassos of the pit with this Groupon.
$12 for Admission to West Coast BBQ Classic and One Complimentary Ticket to The Queen Mary at a Later Date (Up to $30 Value)
Held at Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, the second annual West Coast BBQ Classic gathers Southern California’s top pit masters to vie for $9,000 in cash. Last year’s winner, All Sauced Up, defends its title against 60 competitors, including several participants from the reality television show BBQ Pitmasters. As the competition heats up, attendees can sample barbecue with $2 tastings, dance along to live music, take their kids to the play area, or enjoy a special appearance by the LA Kings Ice Crew and the LA Galaxy Street Team. Along with entrance to the BBQ classic, tickets are valid for an opportunity to board The Queen Mary at a later date.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Since its maiden voyage in 1936, The Queen Mary has cultivated a colorful history: she transported iconic figures from Winston Churchill to Fred Astaire across the ocean blue, and even served as the world's fanciest troop transport during World War II. However, her historical exploits are more than matched by her modern-day splendor. Now at home in the Port of Long Beach, the venerable ship pairs her art deco trappings with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby city. Guests at the onboard hotel recreate timeless transoceanic luxury during stays in her 346 staterooms (which include nine full suites). Their stays often include multiple trips to onboard restaurants such as the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, as well as appearances at the weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.
Of course, history remains an important draw for this singular ship. An onboard museum recounts the facts and figures of the ship's glory days, and tours touch upon some of her notable ghostly inhabitants and haunted areas amidships. This combination of contemporary amenities and historical charm make The Queen Mary an in-demand venue for conferences and events; fortunately, the ship boasts 80,000 square feet of event space spread across 17 sumptuous salons, as well as a trilevel, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall.
Long Beach, CA
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802