Mood heats up as BBQ competition cools down

Sunday, September 9, 2007 | 4:21 p.m. CDT; updated 10:39 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

COLUMBIA — It was 11:30 a.m., just half an hour before the first round of judging for the barbecue competition at the Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival in downtown Columbia.