Starr-Maddox BBQ Tomorrow

The 9th annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge is set for tomorrow from 4 to 7pm at Citizens Bank Park. The Challenge takes place on the west side of the ballpark, Citizens Park Way and admission is free. Sampling tickets are available, 3 tickets for $15 with a donation going to Garry Maddox’s Youth Golf & Academics Program (YGAP).

Judging is done by a host of Phillies alumni  as well as local restaurateurs Kevin Sbraga from Bravo’s Top Chef, Stink Fisher of the Pop Shop and Tony Luke.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Sandwich Factory
  • Bull’s BBQ
  • Butcher and Singer
  • Capt’n Dick’s BBQ
  • Carolina Blue Smokehouse & Taproom
  • Continental Mid-town
  • El Vez
  • El Rey
  • Great American Pub
  • Jones
  • McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
  • Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
  • Morimoto
  • New Orleans Cafe
  • Rosey’s BBQ
  • Rouge

Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Jimmy Rollins autographed bat, a Roy Halladay autographed ball, STARR Restaurant gift certificates, a Mitchell & Ness 1980 Tug McGraw jersey, a weekend stay at Loews Center City hotel, and more, will also be available in the contest area.

Last year, a record $67,000 was raised for YGAP.