Chef Brian Duffy Joins Southeastern BBQ Showdown as Celebrity Judge

The Southeastern BBQ Showdown, hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country, is gearing up to be a sizzling celebration of all things BBQ, and they’ve just announced an exciting addition to their judging panel. Chef Brian Duffy, known for his appearances on popular TV shows like Bar Rescue and the Food Network, is bringing his expertise to the table.

With years of experience in the BBQ industry and a background that includes working with renowned chefs and owning his own restaurants, Chef Duffy is sure to bring a discerning palate and valuable insights to the judging panel. His recent success at the Food Network’s “Barn Smoker” event and his passion for BBQ and travel make him a perfect fit for the Southeastern BBQ Showdown.

Taking place on June 14-15, 2024, at Segra Park in Columbia, S.C., this event promises to be a feast for the senses. Attendees can look forward to live music from Band of Oz and the multi-Grammy® award-winning Alabama, along with BBQ samples, a vendor expo, and a spectacular fireworks finale. Tickets are available online at or in person at Segra Park.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this epic BBQ showdown and experience the best of Southern cuisine and entertainment. For more information, contact Capital City/Lake Murray Country at 803-781-5940 x 200. Follow the excitement on Facebook and Instagram with #SoutheasternBBQShowdown and #TopFoodDestination.


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