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The hitch is that attendees don't get to sample the competitors' work, which could be torturous. But I'm sure the concentration of piggy-meat smoke is likely to mob Fullerton Beach Grill, which will be serving pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and beer from Leonard's Rub. Apart from that there's live music, cooking demos from Lee Ann Whippen of Chicago Q and Matt Jost and Larry Donahue of Weber Grill, and the opportunity to mingle and get in the heads of the entrants as they do their work. And it's free.
The smoke starts billowing at 10 AM at Theatre on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore.