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The Carolina Inn Hosts June 11 BBQ Throwdown; 8 Local Star Chefs Compete for Bragging Rights

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (May 2016) – The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel that opened in 1924, hosts a BBQ Throwdown, an epic food battle on its famed front lawn, on Saturday, June 11 from Noon-3:00 pm.

Watch as eight local star chefs prepare their twist on BBQ and enjoy tasting samples from each of the contestants along with various selections of bourbon and beer. A panel of five judges will decide which chef wins the title and bragging rights of BBQ Throwdown Winner. Also, let your voice be heard and cast your vote for “Fan Favorite.” It's anyone’s game!

Mick Mixon, play-by-play radio announcer for the Carolina Panthers and former color analyst for the UNC Tar Heels, hosts the afternoon event with live music provided by The Gravy Boys.

The eight competing chefs are Isae Allen of The Eddy Pub & Restaurant, James Clark of Crossroads Chapel Hill, Bob Compton of Mebane Downtown Table, Serge Falcoz-Vigne of Saint-Jacques French Cuisine, Kim Hunter of Kimbab Café, James Johnson of Tribeca Tavern, Adam Rose of H Street Kitchen and Regan Stachler of Little Hen Apex.

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, all patrons are also asked to bring canned food and nonperishable items to donate at the BBQ Throwdown.

Ticket costs are $55 for adults, $25 for ages 7-20 and free for children 6 and under. Purchase tickets today at An emailed receipt will serve as your ticket as paper tickets will not be issued or mailed.

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About The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel
The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites. The Carolina Inn and its Crossroads Chapel Hill restaurant were awarded AAA’s prestigious 2016 Four Diamond ratings, marking 19 consecutive hotel honors and 14 straight restaurant recognitions. The restaurant has been awarded Four-Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide for 16 straight years. Follow us on Twitter: @CarolinaInn, Instagram: @TheCarolinaInn, Pinterest: #TheCarolinaInn, and Google+: TheCarolinaInn. Like us on Facebook: CarolinaInn.

About Destination Hotels 
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.