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September 29, 2013

Taste the BBQ

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“I’m honestly trying to win it,” Street said, adding that it’s a fun competition.

Though the barbecue competition ended Saturday, the Taste of Downtown Danville still continues today, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a community church service, food and other vendors, live music and children’s and other activities.

Jasen Adam of Danville, with 82’s BBQ, said he is happy to see how the event has grown in its second year to include more food and other vendors, music and other activities.

He also was pleased to see 25 teams because that meant this competition was now a qualifier for other KCBS competitions.

This is the sixth barbecue competition Adam has competed in this year. He’s traveled around Illinois, Missouri and Indiana.

“It’s a fun kind of stress,” he said about the competitions.

Alan Brouilette with the Chicago team of Beer and Smoking in Las Vegas said they have a better idea what they are doing now at these competitions. This is their fourth one.

“We had a ball out of this last year,” he said.

Taste of Downtown Danville festival-goers J. and Sue Johnson said they were looking forward to trying some of the barbecue samplings.

They also bought some items for their grandchildren, including a Halloween bow.

They said the event is a great idea to bring people downtown.

“This is nice,” Sue said, adding that it’s nice to stay in Danville for a great weekend festival like this.

They said Danville should have weekend events like this, whether there are car or other shows, throughout the year.

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