Are you ready for Throwdown? Join us for the excitement Saturday, June 11th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the Front Lawn for The Carolina Inn's Chefs' Throwdown. Watch as local star chefs prepare their twist on BBQ and enjoy tasting samples from each of the competitors. Our panel of judges will decide which chef wins the title and bragging rights of BBQ Throwdown Winner. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for "Fan Favorite." It's anyone's game!

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8 Fierce Chefs 5 Tough Chefs
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LIVE MUSIC BY THE GRAVY BOYS Event Hosted by Mick Mixon

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Vendor List

Topo @TOPOdistillery
George Dickel@GeorgeDickel
Makers Mark@MakersMark
Jim Beam@JimBeam
Wild Turkey@WildTurkey
Woodford Reserve@WoodfordReserve
Knob Creek@KnobCreek
Crown Royal@CrownRoyal
Barrell Bourbon@BarrellBourbon
Basil Hayden's@basilhaydens
Jack Daniel’s @JackDaniels_US
Gentleman Jack @GentlemanJackUS
I.W. Harper Bourbon
Foothills Brewing@FootHillsBeer
Fullsteam Brewery@Fullsteam
The Carolina Brewery@CarolinaBrewery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company@SierraNevada
Top of the Hill@TheTopoftheHill
White Street Brewing Company @WhiteStreetBrew
Aviator Brewing Company@AviatorBrew
Natty Greene’s Brewing Company@Natty_Greenes


Each ticket purchased to the Throwdown automatically enters you into the raffle. Raffle items given out at the event
are generously donated by the following:

Giving Back

TABLE - feeding local hungry kids

TABLE's mission is to provide healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry preschool, elementary, and middle school children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to TABLE, serving Chapel Hill-Carrboro children at risk for hunger. In support of TABLE, we ask all patrons to please bring canned food and nonperishable items to donate at the BBQ Throwdown.