BY ELI WALLACE
In the ironic twist of the year, someone scheduled Work Out Weekend on the same weekend as the second Telluride Barbeque Festival in Mountain Village. But assuming you, like me, are leaning towards pigging out over hulking out this weekend, here’s the information you need to do so.
First off, the barbeque style is Kansas City; you’ll see brisket, pork, ribs, and beef along with a tangy, sweet, spicy sauce. While professional teams will be cooking in the Mountain Village parking lot (near Paragon Bootdoctors), you may have the pleasure of food and drink from 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in the Mountain Village Plaza. No cover charge – just good eating by the Texas Rib Rangers, drink specials sponsored by Jim Beam, TV and football, and, on Sunday, People’s Choice opportunity to taste and judge the professional team’s BBQ. Oh, and there’s a mechanical bull.
You should, without any doubt, be most excited about the People’s Choice tastings. For $15, you can sample 6 teams’ barbeque and vote on your favorite. Not to mention the $50 package for VIP access – food, swag, drinks. The tastiest festival in Telluride is also one of the best bangs for your buck!
Embrace the oncoming fall this weekend with mesquite smoke and get ready to get carnivorous!