Food and Drink

Q in the Lou

When: Fri., Sept. 25, 4-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 2015

Barbeque lovers' taste buds will go hog wild at the inaugural Q in the Lou, a sizzling three-day fete of all things BBQ. This festival of flavor offers sticky-fingered foodies an opportunity to pig out on plates created by nine of the nation's prominent pitmasters. In addition to live music and vendor booths, the smoking hot programming also features tool demonstrations, a Masters Competition for aspiring grillers, and four Master Classes curated by celebrity meat mavericks. Part of the proceeds raised from this lip-smacking shindig go toward the restoration of Soldiers' Memorial. Admission is free and you pay as you eat. VIP packages available.