Downtown Troy welcomes back Troy Pig Out, Sunday July 16th

TROY – Get ready to tantalize your taste buds! One of the most anticipated events in the Capital Region, Troy Pig Out, is making a comeback. The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District is thrilled to invite everyone to this city-wide competition, where numerous talented local businesses will showcase their barbecue skills. Embrace the summer spirit with a delightful blend of barbecue, camaraderie, and community on Sunday, July 16, starting at 12 pm. Restaurants and bars will fling their doors open, allowing everyone to indulge in a variety of barbecue styles and secret family sauces. As attendees savor the delectable offerings, they will have the chance to vote for their favorite BBQ, while a panel of three local judges will determine the Best BBQ in Troy. This exciting event is free to attend and welcomes all.

According to Olivia Clemente, the executive director of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, “This year, Pig Out has been taken to a whole new level. We have invited businesses from both Troy and the surrounding areas to compete against each other for the title of the best BBQ. As attendees stroll through the district, they can try $4 samples of BBQ food at each participating establishment. It’s a fantastic way to support the businesses of Troy, while also enticing people to explore our downtown area.”

Various businesses located in the Downtown district will be preparing their own barbecue and offering $4 samples for tasting. To expand the competition, local businesses and barbecues from the surrounding area have been invited to partner with Troy businesses and sell their samples on the streets. The fate of the contenders lies in the hands of the public, who will cast their votes to decide the ultimate champion.

Here is a list of the participating businesses:

  • Tatu Tacos – 452 Broadway
  • Muddaddy Flats – 49 3rd Street
  • Brown’s Brewing – 417 River Street
  • Ryan’s Wake – 403 River Street
  • Bard & Baker – 501 Broadway
  • McAddy’s Pub – 452 Broadway
  • Bootleggers – 200 Broadway
  • Slidin’ Dirty – 9 1st Street
  • Tara Kitchen – 172 River Street
  • Dotty’s BBQ @ 518 Craft – 200 Broadway
  • Little Pecks – 211 Broadway
  • The Mac Factor – Monument Square
  • Oh Corn! Arepas – 429 River St
  • Bacchus Wood-Fired – 33 2nd St

If you’re a fast eater, don’t miss the Downtown Troy Hot Dog Eating Contest, presented by Famous Lunch, starting at 1 pm on Broadway and 5th Ave. Channel your inner Joey Chestnut and join this public competition by signing up. The event will also feature live music from Berk Star, Grandstand Jockies, and Black Mountain Symphony, courtesy of RadioRadioX.

Make your way to Downtown Troy and embark on a BBQ adventure, sampling the various options and casting your vote for your favorite!

For more information about the Downtown Troy Pig Out, including details about eating contests and participating businesses, visit

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