Bay Area BBQ Events: The BABAs and Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown

by | Aug 4, 2017

Spaces for The BABAs and Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown are filling up, register today to reserve your spot!  If you’re a seasoned KCBS veteran or you’ve been wanting to try your hand (and ribs) at competition BBQ, there are two upcoming events to consider.

The BABAs:  This is a first year event that’s joining forces with the second year event: Pints At The Park.  I can tell you right now that it’s going to be a good one!  It’s a rib and wing cook off along side a beer contest.  Say what?!?!  That’s right, there will be over a dozen breweries attending to see who can bring the best Pilsner.  Guess what the hook is?  The BBQ guys get to judge the beer.  I can’t make this stuff up folks, it’s going to be great!  As a competitor, you’ll have the opportunity to show off your skills in cooking wings and ribs and hang out with a big ol’ group of beer industry folks.  All this along with a great line up of bands overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland.  Sound like fun?  You can get the rundown at, or if you’re ready to roll, click below to register:

The Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown is in it’s second year of existence for the public.  Before last year, it was a rib throwdown between six to eight friends who all thought they cooked the best ribs.  Last year over 25 teams attended and we were able to raise over $4,100 for Autism Speaks.  This year we expect many of the same teams, plus some newcomers and once again we’ll be throwing down at Retzlaff Winery in Livermore.  All the information can be found at or click below to go directly to the registration page.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about either event!

See you at the grill…