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Cowboys In Ottawa!

Cow­boys In Ottawa!

Sum­mer is def­i­nitely here: hot and humid weather, checked. Peo­ple on hol­i­days? Checked. Canada Day and a bunch of cool fes­ti­vals com­ing up? Checked. Out­door BBQs? Checked.

North Amer­i­cans love BBQ. Well, the tra­di­tion is best hon­ored in South­ern US, but Cana­di­ans like it too. And every year, the Sparks Street BBQ con­test attracts a lot of peo­ple. Eleven teams from across Canada and the USA “com­pete” for the best ribs and the best chicken pieces. It is a lot of meat — basi­cally, a veg­e­tar­ian nightmare.

Sparks Street is right behind Par­lia­ment Hill and sur­rounded by gov­ern­ment build­ings, so for a lot of peo­ple, the event is the chance to pick up some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent for lunch. You wouldn’t believe the line­ups! Well, I guess the smell of cooked meat makes it hard to resist…

Hot Sauces

Hot Sauces

Napkins, Forks, Sauce... All set!

Nap­kins, Forks, Sauce… All set!

Flavoring The Ribs

Fla­vor­ing The Ribs

Yummy Meat!

Yummy Meat!

Little Piggy

Lit­tle Piggy



Hard To Miss Banners!

Hard To Miss Banners!

Cooking, Cooking...

Cook­ing, Cooking…


  1. Some­day you’ll have to try the hot sauce fes­ti­val in Hous­ton. Now that’s real bar b que

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