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October 11, 2005

“Anything But” to launch the Carolina Q Cup
COLUMBIA, SC---“Anything But” will be the order of evening at the Columbia State Farmers Market on Bluff Road in Columbia from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2005.

Cookers participating in the Carolina Q Cup World Championship competition and barbeque sampling on Saturday, October 29th will have the opportunity to prepare and serve “anything but” barbeque on the eve of Saturday’s Carolina Q Cup.

Entries in the “Anything But” competition include shrimp pilaf, cornbread salad, beef brisket, shrimp on a stick, seafood stew, and other delightful non-barbeque foods. The cost to sample at “Anything But” will be $5 per person which entitles each guest to a satisfying portion of “anything but” barbeque prepared by the cookers.

The prestigious Carolina Q World Championship competition will be held in Shed 14 of the Columbia State Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th. Doors will open at 10 a.m., judging begins at 11 a.m. and sampling at 11:30 a.m. After tasting barbeque from as many as 40 or 50 competitors, participants will also have the opportunity to vote for the “people’s choice” award.

Prizes will be awarded to a limited number of barbeque teams and families deemed as the best of the best. The Grand Champion will receive the coveted silver Carolina Q Cup and an addition bonus award. Award presentations will begin at 2:30 p.m.

The cost for sampling barbeque at Saturday’s Carolina Q Cup is $10 per person. Each guest will be served a portion of barbeque prepared by the competitors on wood and gas grills. Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent will be free.

For more information about “Anything But” at the Carolina Q Cup or about becoming a certified South Carolina barbeque judge, call 803-782-9595 or click on http://www.carolinaQcup.com.


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