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3 Star Starred
Santa Monica Pier North Parking Lot
Ocean Ave and Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401
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1 events
0 reviews
1 stars
1 events
0 reviews
1 stars
Very casual, i smoke ribs at home, didnt bother me
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L.A. BBQ Festival
417 ratings
2.9 average rating
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13 events
10 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

This was the worst set up ever! They put the entrance and exit at the same spot, it was ridiculous! The lines were soooo long and there was no order to any of it! One beer line for 1000+ people (2 at a time). The food smelled good, but I could...continued

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14 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 13 2008

WHAT A RIPOFF! WHAT A TOTAL DISASTER. We attempted to attend Saturday afternooon only to leave in frustration. Yes, my tickets were there and easily retrieved, but beyond that it was all lines. The music was good, but not much else.


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27 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 14 2008

While lines were a little long, the food and fun atmosphere made it worth it...hard to beat BBQ, beer and beach!

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The first annual Los Angeles BBQ Festival brings together the country’s top pitmasters to cook up their award-winning food for thousands of BBQ enthusiasts throughout Southern California. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Pier, the festival will also feature a beer garden and live entertainment.

About the Ticket Supplier: Drink:Eat:Play

Drink:Eat:Play produces LA’s best and most highly attended food and wine events each year. Taking an entertaining and whimsical spin on traditional food events, past events have included Vegas in LA, Dessert Decadence, and Gourmet 5 Year-Old Birthday.