Hit New London's Waterfront Park Sunday for the Connecticut's Kansas City Barbecue Society State Championship Cookoff. Barbecue experts from across the country will participate - and the winner will compete in the 2013 American Royal World Series of Barbecue.
On hand: Doug Keiles of New Jersey's Ribs Within cooking team and veteran of the Food Network's "Chopped: Grill Masters"; Rooster Roberts of Florida's Skin And Bones grilling squad featured on PBS' "Barbecue America"; and Ted Reader, author of books like "Beerlicious: The Art of Grillin' and Chillin'."
Interact with the chefs, sample food from local restaurants, and bask in BBQ greatness.
- RICK KOSTER
Connecticut's Kansas City Barbecue Society State Championship Cookoff, noon- 5 p.m. Sunday, New London Waterfront Park, New London; free; (860) 443-3786