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VIDEO: GVB Sponsors Guam BBQ Block Party in Tumon SATURDAY

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Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau and Pleasure Island announced today that the inaugural Guam BBQ Block Party will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 5:30pm to 10pm in Pleasure Island in Tumon.

The Guam BBQ Block Party is designed to enhance Guam’s visitors experience while also appealing to our local community.

The event will showcase Guam’s unique BBQ styles through a competitive BBQ cook off competition, in addition to featuring local cultural groups and live music as well as restaurants, and local goods from artisans throughout the island.

In the spirit of community the event will be free and open to the public with the expectation that thousands of locals and visitors will turn out for this event. 

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“Research has shown that visitors to Guam are hungry for more interaction with our unique cuisine and culture,” says Karl Pangelinan, Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager. “Guam has unique BBQ styles, flavors and flare that are part of Guam’s culture and community. We wanted to bring this unique part of our culture down to Tumon to share it with our visitors and local community.”



The Guam BBQ Block Party is one in a series of events commemorating Tourism Month along with GVB’s 50 th anniversary. Pangelinan continued “We have so much to be proud of as an industry and a community and the BBQ Block party is a way of saying thanks to everyone who supports tourism on Guam. I want to particularly thank the Pleasure Island group of companies, all the other sponsors and the Lt. Governor’s office for supporting this community event.”

The highlight of the event is the BBQ competition organized by the Micronesian Chefs’ Association (MCA). 

Over $5,000 has been put up as prize money for the BBQ contest so a large turnout from Guam’s most prolific grillers is expected. There are 12 teams confirmed to compete:

                   TEAM                                                  CAPTAIN

EAM NAME

   

1

Pacific Islands Club (PIC)

Mark Curry

2

Pacific Island Grillers

Steve Cruz

3

SMOKE

Joe Okada

4

BG Big Dawgs

Ernie Galito

5

Team Sea Grill

Rey Dasalla

6

ÅSU SMOKEHOUSE

Buddy Orsini

7

Delmonico's

Eddie Chien

8

Proa Hagatna

Geoffery Perez

9

Proa Tumon

Ivan Mendiola

10

Meskla

Peter Duenas

11

Godzilla Bowl

Marlon Hadap

12

Table 35

Chris Aguon

San Vitores Road from the crosswalk between UnderWater World and DFS Galleria to the traffic light in front of the entrance to SandCastle will be closed on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 12, at 5:00 a.m.  


 

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TEAM NAME

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Pacific Islands Club (PIC)
Pacific Island Grillers
SMOKE
BG Big Dawgs
Team Sea Grill
ÅSU SMOKEHOUSE
Delmonico's
Proa Hagatna
Proa Tumon
Meskla
Godzilla Bowl
Table 35

CAPTAIN

Mark Curry
Steve Cruz
Joe Okada
Ernie Galito
Rey Dasalla
Buddy Orsini
Eddie Chien
Geoffery Perez
Ivan Mendiola
Peter Duenas
Marlon Hadap
Chris Aguon
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