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Luis de Jesus, of Pincher’s Crab Shack, prepares ribs for the crowd at last year’s cook-off. Pincher’s won the coveted "People's Choice" title. File photo
East County Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 4 years ago

Barbecue cook-off heats up Main Street

by: Harriet Sokmensuer Community Editor

The competition is heating up for the fifth annual Main Street Restaurant BBQ Cook-off Saturday, Sept. 21, on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Local restaurants fighting to win the award for best barbecue include Ed’s Tavern, El Lago Ranchero, MacAllister’s Tavern and Grill, Main Street Trattoria, Station 400, Polo Grill and Bar and defending champs, Pincher’s Crab Shack. Tasting times run from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will also feature live music by The Northwest.

Event sponsors are MacAllister’s Tavern and Grill, Ed’s Tavern and Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

Proceeds benefit the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund. For information, visit


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