|By PR Newswire||
|March 14, 2014 01:51 PM EDT||
GULFPORT, Miss., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Island View Casino Resort will offer a smokin' good time this spring with 'Que at the View. The outdoor event will feature a festival of food, drinks, live entertainment and the Mississippi Gulf Coast's first Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned competition.
Representing the Mississippi championship for KCBS, 'Que at the View will be held on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 on the grounds of Island View, located in Gulfport, Miss. on 40 acres bordering the Gulf of Mexico.
The event will begin with the sanctioned contest on Friday, with more than 30 teams competing for the state KCBS title and more than $15,000 in cash and prizes. Guests are invited to observe the teams in action on April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The second day of the event, beginning at noon, will offer an abundance of tasting opportunities for guests with a food festival, featuring barbecue-style selections, boiled crawfish and a beer garden. Food and beverage items will be priced separately.
Saturday will also feature the presentation of awards for the competition. By 1:30 p.m., the completed dishes, including pork ribs with bones, chicken with skin, pork roast and brisket, will be plated and presented to the KCBS judging panel. The submissions - prepared with what the society considers natural cooking methods, including wood, charcoal or pellets - will be evaluated on appearance, taste and texture. First through 10th place will be awarded at 5 p.m.
Entertainment will include free, live musical performances on the grounds from noon to 5 p.m.
The event will conclude on April 5 with the Champion Ram After 'Que Party, presented by Champion Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Gulfport, featuring Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters. Dopsie will perform in the resort's View Showroom from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets, which are $15, can be purchased at TicketMaster.com.
For teams interested in participating in the event, registration information can be found at QueAtTheView.com. Registration will close on Friday, March 28.
Along with the Ram Corp. and Champion Chrysler, sponsors include ABC Rental Centers, Butch Oustalet Chevrolet Cadillac, Compton & Son Appliance LLC, Foley RV Center and Airstream of Mississippi and Garden Park Medical Center.
About Island View Casino Resort:
Island View Casino Resort opened Sept. 18, 2006 as the only casino in Gulfport, Miss. The land-based casino offers an 80,000-plus-square-foot casino with approximately 2,000 slots and 46 table games. The 520,000-square-foot resort also features a 567-room hotel, five restaurants and two retail outlets; and The View Showroom. Island View is privately held by Rick Carter and Terry Green, two casino executives committed to the post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts of the Mississippi Coast. 877-774-8439 or IslandViewCasino.com.
Editor's Note: Download an event e-kit at IslandViewCasino.com/newsroom.html.
SOURCE Island View Casino Resort