Like beer and bourbon, great barbecue takes patience to make and causes one to get sauced while consuming it. Keep your wipes handy with this Groupon.
$30 for VIP Admission to the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on Friday, August 2 ($55 Value)
At Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, VIP guests chow down at several tasting stations, savoring exclusive meaty treats such as gourmet pork and pork-infused dishes from local eateries from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pit masters demonstrate their methods and serve pulled pork freshly shaved from whole hogs, a Southern delicacy. A take-home souvenir glass provides a vessel for unlimited sips of the beers and bourbons served at the event's many bars, which have doubled in number since last year to help eliminate lines and to employ twice as many local drying cloths.
Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest
At Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest, the air is filled with the cracking of crab shells, the uncapping of beer bottles, the popping of wine corks, and the beats of local bands. More than 65,000 crabs are set to be boiled, topped with seasonings, and slathered with butter during the festival, which also offers hearty sides and vegetarian options for sale. Beyond the food, drink, and music, the event also fills tents with arts and handicrafts for sale, as well as with activities for kids and families to enjoy together.