Mouth-watering BBQ brisket and savory clam chowder are just a few of the delicious delicacies cooked up in a showdown by people from Texas to Rhode Island, with bragging rights and big rewards at stake.

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While Memphis BBQ seems to be all about the sauce and the pork, the Texans prefer their beef with a more meat-flavored-meat taste. On Memorial Day weekend, Texans from all over flock to Bandera to determine whose barbecue is best!

2886 State Hwy 16 N
Bandera, TX 78003

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Lone Star Chili Cook Off

The Lone Star Chili Cook Off is an annual chili cook-off held every May in New York City. With 1,500 in attendance, the Lone Star Chili Cook Off is one of the biggest gatherings of Texans outside of Texas.

89 South St
New York, NY 10038

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Memphis in May

Memphis in May is a month-long festival that is split into 4 main events. Known as “The Super Bowl of Swine,” the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the largest pork barbecue cooking contest on the planet.

357 S Riverside Dr
Memphis, TN 38103

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Schweppes Great Chowder Cook Off

Chowder? Chowda? This is THE competition for all professional ChowdaHeads to come and show what theirs is really made of. Schweppes Great Chowder Cook Off is the original and longest-running chowder title competition in the world.

4 Commercial Wharf

Newport, RI 02840


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