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‘Turf and Surf’ at Del Mar: The Ultimate Barbecue Tasting Event on the West Coast

Tabitha Lipkin eats Cali Comfort BBQ samples at #BETonBBQ 2018.

Eat unlimited BBQ samples made by top chefs and pitmasters at the 4th Annual Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship on Aug. 18 in Del Mar.

You can get a firsthand taste of the West Coast BBQ Movement when the exciting #BETonBBQ Turf and Surf event kicks off in beautiful Del Mar, California on Aug. 18, 2019. Enjoy local craft food and beer at the beautiful Del Mar Thoroughbred Club — "Where the Turf Meets the Surf."

The Del Mar Turf and Surf event organizers Shawn Walchef (Cali Comfort BBQ) and Derek Marso (Valley Farm Market) said they're both excited to have their event return. It's the fourth year for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned BBQ competition and tasting event.

"There's Memphis in May, there's Jack Daniel's BBQ," said Cali Comfort BBQ owner Shawn Walchef.  "What we wanted to do was create something on the West Coast that celebrates all the great barbecue that's going on here. This is so cool."

Taste unlimited samples of slow-smoked BBQ, seafood and desserts at the Turf and Surf BBQ State Championship in Del Mar, California.

Taste unlimited samples of slow-smoked BBQ, seafood and desserts at the Turf and Surf BBQ State Championship in Del Mar on Aug. 18, 2019.

Food Stars Will #BETonBBQ at Del Mar Racetrack

The lineup of food talent will be stellar in Del Mar on Aug. 18.

Each year, more and more food stars like Sam the Cooking Guy, Chef David Rose, and others decide to #BETonBBQ in Del Mar. Each year, the event gets bigger and bigger. Join the West Coast BBQ Movement now.

"We have barbecue restaurants like Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, Coops BBQ, Corbin's Q is coming out, of course Valley Farm Market will be here, Cali Comfort BBQ," Shawn Walchef said. "We also have Chef David Rose who will show off his considerable culinary talents on the Big Green Egg."

Chef David Rose, from Atlanta, is an exciting addition to#BETonBBQ because he brings with him a lifetime of culinary knowledge.

Chef David Rose will be at BetonBBQ in Del Mar on Aug. 18, 2019.

Chef David Rose will demonstrate how to cook on a Big Green Egg at #BetonBBQ in Del Mar, California, on Aug. 18, 2019.

David Rose is a popular food personality who has been seen on the Food Network and on myriad other media appearances. The trained chef is also a national brand ambassador for Big Green Egg, a major sponsor and supporter of the Aug. 18 Turf and Surf event.

Here's a pro tip for the tasting event: VIP ticket holders get in an hour early at noon, so if you want a headstart on the all-you-can-eat smoked meat, seafood, and sweet desserts, then get your VIP passes online now.

Corbin's Q is one of many amazing local pitmasters and chefs who'll be serving their specialties at the annual Turf and Surf BBQ State Championship in Del Mar, California, on Aug. 18, 2019.

Corbin's Q is one of many amazing local pitmasters and chefs who'll be serving their specialties at the annual Turf and Surf BBQ State Championship in Del Mar, California, on Aug. 18, 2019.

Anyone with a ticket to the 2019 Turf and Surf BBQ State Championship will be able to enjoy the huge bounty of amazing craft food, as well as a number of special beer selections. Including a one-of-a-kind beer named just for this event. Five beer or non-alcoholic drink tickets are included with entry.

Top chefs and pitmasters to visit Del Mar include:

Grand Ole BBQ y Asado

Coops West Texas BBQ

Corbin's Q

The Smok'd Hog

Scratch BBQ

Del's Hideout

Pig Roaster's BBQ

Valley Farm Market

Cali Comfort BBQ

Live Cooking Demonstrations by:

Sam Zien - Sam The Cooking Guy

Chef David Rose - Big Green Egg Demo

Sterling Ball - Big Poppa Smokers

Gene Goycochea - Cali Comfort BBQ Pitmaster

 

Dessert vendors include:

SNOICE

Cravory Cookies

San Diego's Finest Donuts and Bakery

2019 #BETonBBQ SPONSORS

US FOODS

BIG GREEN EGG

SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD

HOT SAUCES N MORE

YETI 

BLUE VISION ENTERTAINMENT

WAVEFRONT MARKETING

Join us in beautiful Del Mar: www.dmtc.com

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About the author, Stover

Stover E. Harger III dug deep into the world of Texas BBQ as co-host of the Best BBQ Show in Austin. Now he's making modern digital content for the national barbecue and grilling scene.

Now based in Portland, Oregon, the writer, media expert and podcast producer spends his days immersed in the national food scene. Through his company Glencliff Media, he also helps create content and manage the social media presence of numerous brands and personalities in the BBQ industry and beyond. His clients have included The BBQ Central Show, Grill Girl Robyn, B&B Charcoal, the NBBQA and more.

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