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Beef was king on the i.bbQUE team's grill (Credit: Barry Sloan)

Beef was king on the i.bbQUE team's grill at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. Pork is forbidden under the kashrut, Jewish dietary laws. (June 10, 2012)

Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship

The first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship, at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, hosted 17 teams and thousands of visitors on June 10, 2012. Proceeds benefited local food banks. A group calling itself The Mob, from Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick, won the cook-off and a trip down South -- to compete on the kosher barbecue circuit there.

Representing their team, Grilled to Meat Jew, David
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Representing their team, Grilled to Meat Jew, David Gross of Plainview and his son Sammy, 11, grill slices of salami during the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

The Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Westbury's
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The Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Westbury's Temple Beth Torah wasn't only about the 'cue. Eli Greenberg, second from right, 11, of Merrick, and other youths had a showdown of their own: a pickle-eating contest. (June 10, 2012)

Eli Greenberg, 11, of Merrick, celebrates after winning
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Eli Greenberg, 11, of Merrick, celebrates after winning the pickle-eating contest for youths. The side event was one of several hosted at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

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Beef, such as the brisket chunks on the
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Beef, such as the brisket chunks on the Holy Smoke team's grill, was king at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. Pork is forbidden under the kashrut, Jewish dietary laws. (June 10, 2012)

Holy Smoke team members Steve Kantorowitz, left, of
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Holy Smoke team members Steve Kantorowitz, left, of Jericho and Scott Bernstein of Muttontown check on corn and bean side dishes during the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

Holy Smoke team member Eric Devlin of Dix
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Holy Smoke team member Eric Devlin of Dix Hills slices brisket during the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

Holy Smoke team member Eric Devlin of Dix
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Holy Smoke team member Eric Devlin of Dix Hills slices brisket during the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

From left, Holy Smoke team members Steve Kantorowitz
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From left, Holy Smoke team members Steve Kantorowitz of Jericho, Eric Devlin of Dix Hills and Scott Bernstein of Muttontown get their brisket entry ready for judging at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

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Teams at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ
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Teams at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship demonstrate creativity with their group names and booth setup. Above, the Megillah G'rillas' booth. (June 10, 2012)

Beef was king on the i.bbQUE team's grill
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Beef was king on the i.bbQUE team's grill at the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. Pork is forbidden under the kashrut, Jewish dietary laws. (June 10, 2012)

Marvin Rembo, chairman of the first Long Island
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Marvin Rembo, chairman of the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship, prepares trophies at the cook-off, hosted at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury. (June 10, 2012)

At the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship
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At the first Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, judges look for taste, appearance and something extra: adherence to the kashrut, or Jewish dietary laws. (June 10, 2012)

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