Temple Beth-El will host its second annual When Pigs Fly Kosher Barbecue Cook Off and Festival May 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Highlands Ave. South location.
More than 20 teams will compete for trophies and bragging rights for the Best Beef Brisket, Best Beef Ribs, Best BBQ Beans, Best Team Name and Best Booth Design.
This year’s judges will be Bob Carlton and John Archibald with the Birmingham News, Rabbi Brian Glusman, Mark Luther with AllSouth Appliance, Joe O’Donnell with B-Metro, Mary Alice Robinson, Thom Robinson, George Sarris with the Fish Market and DoDiYos, Mike Slive with the SEC, Andy Virciglio with Piggly Wiggly, Scott Richards with Fox 6, Susan Mason with B&A Warehouse and Maury Wald with the Over the Mountain Journal.
Temple members will be on hand to welcome the community and share their Southern Jewish culture. They’ll serve Tamara Goldis’ award-winning recipes for kosher brisket, ribs, chicken, hotdogs and more at the “Cosher” Cafe.
Entertainment will be provided by Eat a Peach, an Allman Brothers tribute band; the Reggie Cleveland’s All-Stars Band; and JUICE. The Kids’ Zone includes inflatables and other fun activities.
Emcees are Jack Schaeffer with Schaeffer Eye Center and Tony Kurre of WJOX’s “Morning Drive.”
Temple Beth-El also will hold its annual White Elephant Sale in conjunction with the barbecue event. The sale will be in TBE’s lower parking lot on Highland Ave. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to the public, the sale includes collectibles, antiques, housewares, books, toys, sports equipment and more.