Giant Food Fires up 26th National Capital BBQ Battle

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gordon Reid, president of Giant Food, Justin Barnes of Famous Dave's and Crystal Kimbro at the rib-cutting ceremony. Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan

Giant Food fired up its 26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle along Pennsylvania Avenue NW on June 23-24, as pit masters, competitors, vendors, companies and nonprofits offered food samples amid the stands and musical acts. Giant’s yearly meat and greet gathering has raised millions of dollars for area charities. Funds raised from this year’s event will benefit USO Metro and the Capital Area Food Bank.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gordon Reid, president of Giant Food, Justin Barnes of Famous Dave’s and Crystal Kimbro at the rib-cutting ceremony. Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan.
Gordon Reid, president of Giant Food, presents a check for $520,000 to Elaine Rogers, president, USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan.
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