Ooltewah BBQ Brawl Set For June 23

Monday, June 11, 2018
Willie White, pitmaster of Smokin' Otis BBQ
Willie White, pitmaster of Smokin' Otis BBQ

The Ooltewah BBQ Brawl will be Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cambridge Square in Ooltewah.

This year all the pitmasters are honoring the Ooltewah/Collegdale and Chattanooga First Responders for the Ooltewah area.  Those First Responders will be treated to free BBQ during The Brawl.

"Fire broke out at my business on Feb. 8 and the first responders from Tri-Comm and Chattanooga answered the call and got the situation under control," said event organizer Steve Ray.  "Those men and women saved my business.  I promised them free BBQ that day and June 23 is their day."

Justyn Brown and Brown's BBQ will be serving the first responders at the east entrance to Cambridge Square.

Eight area pitmasters with their BBQ Teams will be on hand, selling samples and full meals of great BBQ.  Patrons can taste, eat and then vote for their favorite tasting BBQ.

"The teams that are participating this year are all award winning BBQ teams," said Mr. Ray. "Each team will be bringing their 'A' game."




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