Icebox Cookoff ready to launch barbecue weekend


June 29, 2022

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Ribs that took 10th place at this year's Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The ribs were cooked by May Kris Hollis from Booties Barbecue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Hollis will be competing at the 2022 Sweet Home Icebox Cookoff.

Barbecuing may be a Fourth of July tradition, but this Independence Day weekend, the 2022 Sweet Home Icebox Cookoff is taking it to a whole new level.

This year's three-day event, which is free for the public on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 1 p.m., will feature live music, an evening fireworks show and, of course, barbecue, all at Radiator Supply House, 1460 47th Ave.

But it's safe to say that this experience might be a bit different than firing up the grill in your uncle's backyard.

That's because more than 35 professional pitmaster teams from all over the United States are competing...

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