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2019 ‘Praise The Lard Barbecue Cook-Off’

MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) — More than 125 teams from around the nation to compete at 32nd annual Praise The Lard Cook-Off.

The three-day event hosted by 17th Street Barbecue kicks off Thursday, (September 19) at 5:30 p.m.with a Fish and Wings competition and wraps up on Saturday. 

For the fifth consecutive year, the Mills will team up with the Steak Cook-off Association to host SCA Steak Cook-off Friday, September 20.  It’s open to competition teams as well as anyone in the surrounding area who can provide their own heat source (gas, charcoal or wood grill.) The entries are judged blindly by a panel of judges with the Grand Champion winning entry to the SCA World Championship.

The 2nd annual Cabo Wabo Tequila Contest is Friday afternoon. It will be run by KCBS and judged by local dignitaries for best inspired “Cabo Rita” Margarita.

Friday is also the start of the two-day Grand Champion competition and kicks off with the Murphysboro High School’s Crimson Express Marching Band’s annual parade through the center of the competition grounds. Friday night, the Hollerboys will play a live performance following the Grand Champion Buffet. 

Watch the videos above to see co-owner of 17th Street BBQ Amy Mills teach the News 3 This Morning crew how to cook a steak.

More information can be found on 17th Street Barbecue’s website.

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