Midtown Alley BBQ: Third Time’s the Charm

Midtown Alley BBQ: Third Time’s the Charm

We wanted to make this year’s BBQ bigger and better than ever. Thanks to you, we did just that. We’re still not quite sure how many people showed up, but it’s safe to say that it was a lot.

The Midtown Alley BBQ is about bringing the creative community together and doing something positive for our city. With the entry fees for competitors and spectators, we helped raise $3,500 for Food Outreach. All of which is going toward their efforts to provide meals to families in and around St. Louis battling cancer and HIV/AIDS. So thank you to everyone who filled the street for a great cause.

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When it came time to grill, we welcomed in a collection of newcomers and old chefs alike. We know our judges – Greg, John, Allyson and Craig – had a difficult time choosing, but thanks for taking one for the team. Of the nine competing agencies, our neighbors at Scorch took home the title and bragging rights. They were followed closely by the grillmasters from Spot MPG and 2e Creative. AtomicdustBBQjudges

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As Beth Bombara cut through the charcoal smoke with the sounds of classic Americana, we enjoyed a fun-filled night of BBQ and beer. Everyone filled up on pulled pork and more from Pappy’s Smokehouse and a delicious assortment of desserts from The Cook’s Life. Then, we washed it down with beer from Urban Chestnut and 2nd Shift Brewery to keep the party going long into the night. We can’t thank our sponsors enough for helping us out in making the night a success.

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If you couldn’t make it, you can live vicariously through the photos on Facebook.

Hope to see you all in 2015, when we do it all again! Until then, cheers.

Ken Earley

Ken Earley brings a different background to our team of copywriters, taking a scenic, scientific route to the industry, rather than a journalism or writing path. Starting in pre-med, ending in advertising, he notes that anything can be inspiring, that inspiration surfaces when things click and work together – thoughts, surroundings, everything.

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