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Benny Itzkowitz, 38, of Brooklyn, stands with a (Credit: Amy Onorato)

Benny Itzkowitz, 38, of Brooklyn, stands with a roasted barbecue turkey that his team, the Sacrificial Brisket, cooked as part of the Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival in Westbury. (June 9, 2013)

2nd annual LI Kosher BBQ

The 2013 Long Island Kosher BBQ and Food Festival, which debuted last year, was held at Temple Beth Torah in Westbury to raise funds and awareness for hunger relief on Long Island. The event included 22 teams from Atlanta, Washington D.C., Connecticut and the entire New York metropolitan area.

Emanuel Namdar, 5, gets his face painted at
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Emanuel Namdar, 5, gets his face painted at the Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival in Westbury. (June 9, 2013)

The Pirates of the Ribs-and-Bean team poses for
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The Pirates of the Ribs-and-Bean team poses for a picture at the Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival in Westbury. Along with cooking for the competition, the team brought along a booth decorated with sand and a swimming pool full of fish, which were handed out as favors. (June 9, 2013)

Benny Itzkowitz, 38, of Brooklyn, stands with a
(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Benny Itzkowitz, 38, of Brooklyn, stands with a roasted barbecue turkey that his team, the Sacrificial Brisket, cooked as part of the Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival in Westbury. (June 9, 2013)

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Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival judge
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Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival judge Steven Weinberg, 38, of Brooklyn, chows down on a giant dill pickle at the adult pickle-eating contest. Weinberg won the competition last year, but this year, he wasn't so lucky. (June 9, 2013)

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"Bubby Didn't Barbecue" team member Diane Rodman, 67, of Coram, serves up some grilled pineapple at the Long Island Kosher Barbecue and Food Festival in Westbury. This is Rodman's first year competing. (June 9, 2013)

Ribs and beans are two of the four
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Ribs and beans are two of the four categories in the competition at the Long Island Kosher BBQ and Food Festival in Westbury. (June 9, 2013)

New York State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine cuts the
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New York State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine cuts the official ceremonial ribbon to kick off the Long Island Kosher BBQ and Food Festival in Westbury. (June 9, 2013)

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