The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Good Times Celebration BBQ Cook Off is this Thursday.  This marks the 21st year of the Chamber BBQ.  It looks to be another great year.  Now if you are not sure about heading out to the BBQ here's 10 reasons why you should go.

  • 1

    The Corn

    I know it's the Chamber BBQ but the corn is one of the main reasons I go every year.  Penni with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce tells me the team that cooks up the corn cooks about 4000 ears of corn just for this event.

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  • 2

    The Ribs

    This is the place where you will find some of the best ribs known to man.  The fall off the bone, smokey goodness, fat dripping down your hands ribs.

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  • 3

    The Brisket

    I have eaten some of the best brisket of my life at the Chamber BBQ.  These teams cook up the best brisket.  There is just something about that slice of brisket with that perfect smoke ring.

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  • 4

    The Sausage

    Yes, you cannot go wrong with the sausage.  You will find a plethora of different seasoned, flavored and unique sausages at the BBQ.

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    The Jalapeños

    Upteen years ago, I tried my first stuffed jalapeño at the Chamber BBQ and fell in love with them from that moment.  They are the most labor intensive fare at the event and the first to go.  So get to the BBQ early and make sure you ask at the gate who has the best stuffed jalapenos.

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  • 6

    The Beverages

    You will find the best assortment of beverages from iced tea to water to beer to margaritas and more.  They have a great way to quench your thirst after eating all that BBQ.

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  • 7

    The Networking

    This is the perfect opportunity to meet the business world of Amarillo outside their element. Whether it be bumping into someone just walking around or a cook team cooking up that great food.  You will make some great connections at the Chamber BBQ.

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  • 8

    It's Fun

    Where else can you go in Amarillo and get all you can eat and drink, surrounded by 10,000 of your closest friends?  Nowhere, so come have some fun this Thursday.

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  • 9

    Live Music

    You will find some great local bands performing at the Amarillo Chamber BBQ.  So not only do you get to eat and drink and have fun, you get some great live music to go along with it.

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  • 10

    The Friendly Competition

    These cook teams have spent years perfecting their recipes for the Chamber BBQ.  Winning is a bragging right.  They spend the night before the event on site cooking up the best brisket, ribs, and great food to have it ready for you and the judges.

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