The annual Sparks Street Chicken and Ribs cook-off started last night, with contestants from all over the southern US. Last night, we chose to go with this year's defending champions from Alabama, and the result was spectacular. Their pulled pork was to-die-for and the ribs were fall-off-the-bone yummy. And they even had good coleslaw, which doesn't happen all that often.

We're hoping to go back again tonight and then again on Saturday – so maybe we'll try out some of the entries from Florida and New Mexico and see who's best. Haven't found any teams from Texas yet. Maybe I'll go out at lunch and have a look.

Working on Sparks street has its privileges. I can savour the smell of BBQ as I read on my lunch hour. mmmmm. dead pig.

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  1. Oh you have no idea how jealous I am of you right now! That sounds FANTASTIC! I would be looking for a Tennessee bbq joint if i were you…..and definitely if they have any from Texas……my mouth is watering just thinking of this!

  2. Oh, thanks for the heads up. Well check to see if there are any Tennessee entrants.

  3. margotinto says:

    These guys must be like a traveling road show – last wkd they were at Woodbine in the Beaches, and this weekend they are in Etobicoke. Too bad we're non-pork eaters.

  4. Your loss 🙂 Don't you just hate when a sense of moral rightness conflicts with yummy food?

  5. margotinto says:

    Morals schrmorals. If we wanted to eat morally, we'd be vegetarians.

  6. Fair enough. I thought maybe you were anti-pork because of the pork industry's negative environmental impacts.

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