Celebrations,  Festivals

Kicking off summer at the Safeway Barbecue Battle


Is there a better way to mark the start of summer than with barbecue, music and entertainment along Pennsylvania Avenue? The Safeway Barbecue Battle was back for its 22nd year this past weekend. Forty teams competed in various contests, including a military chefs cook-off and awards for the best chicken, ribs , beef and sauce.

All images by Rob Cannon. They are used here with permission.

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