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Firehouse Community Arts Center

In North Lawndale the opportunity to make a difference is not only apparent, the assistance is greatly needed.


Dave is NBBQA President Elect

Life is happening, things are changing, a lot is going on and I wanted to share some of that with all y’all.


A Message From Sweet Baby Ray

Here's a message from Dave "Sweet Baby Ray" Raymond.

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Famous Dave

Famous Dave Anderson talks about growing up eating BBQ in Chicago.

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Support the NBBQA

Support the National Barbecue Association.

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IBBQA Aids Tornado Victims

Relief efforts are being spearheaded by members of the Illinois Barbecue Alliance-David Raymond of Sweet Baby Rays and Barry Sorkin, owner of Smoque. One of the missions of the Illinois Barbecue Alliance is to utilize "our common passion and collective resources and skills to provide aid, relief and support wherever it is needed most."

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News from the Jack Daniels Invitational

Mike & Beth Wozniak took 1st place in pork shoulder/Butts category and 5th overall at the 25th Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational BBQ! Other Illinois teams showed well, too.

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Charlie McKenna

Chicago Magazine recently published an article about IBBQA member Charlie McKenna and his quest to win the Memphis in May competition.

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