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Legislation #: 900541 Introduction Date: 10/4/1990
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Congratulating the American Royal Barbecue on its Eleventh Anniversary in Kansas City -- The Barbecue Capital of the World.

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Congratulating the American Royal Barbecue on its Eleventh Anniversary in Kansas City -- The Barbecue Capital of the World.


WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is justly known for having the best barbecue in the world; and


WHEREAS, the supremacy of Kansas City's style of barbecue was officially reconfirmed this year when Team Kansas City won the World Barbecue Championship in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland for the second year in a row; and


WHEREAS, the American Royal Barbecue -- this year starting tomorrow, October 5th through October 7th -- attracts hundreds of contestants from throughout the United States as well as foreign countries; and


WHEREAS, this premier barbecue event attracts thousands of people to Kansas City to sample our Midwestern hospitality as well as the world's best barbecue; and


WHEREAS, every year Kansas City receives favorable publicity around the country through the articles on our outstanding barbecue written by the scores of food editors and writers who attend the event; and


WHEREAS, the American Royal Barbecue this year features five different contests:


The Seventh Annual American Royal International Barbecue Sauce Contest (formerly known as the Diddy-Wa-Diddy National Barbecue Sauce Contest) which is the only international barbecue sauce contest in the United States. This competition, founded by Tastemaster Remus Powers, Ph.B. (Philosopher of Barbecue), also known as Ardie A. Davis, benefits both the American Royal and the Kansas City Chapter of the Dream Factory, an organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of chronically and terminally ill children;


The American Royal/Masterpiece National Invitational Barbecue Contest featuring the champions of state and major regional barbecue contests throughout the country;


The American Royal Barbecue Contest which this year has attracted 183 top barbecuing teams from all over the Midwest;


The 2nd Annual Armour Classic Barbecue Contest, hosted by Armour Foods, which features competition barbecuing precooked meats;


The First National Coors Buffalo Wing Contest judging barbecued spicy chicken wings; and


WHEREAS, these contests and accompanying entertainment events add up to a weekend dedicated to barbecue and fun, all for the benefit of the American Royal; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the City of Kansas City, Missouri, offers its congratulations to the American Royal Barbecue on the occasion of its eleventh anniversary and urges all of its citizens and the public at large to join in this year's festivities.