WHAT: Pigs in the Park: BBQ, BEER, BLUES & Redfish Tournament
* Down-home, slow-cooked BBQ
* Smokin' blues by Sarasota Slim, The Bottomfeeders, Gypsy Hyway and the Top Shelf Blues Band
* Fishing tourney, including prizes
* Children's fitness area
* Jumbo the Clown
WHEN: Friday, April 1, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave N.W., Ruskin
COST: $2 per carload park entry fee; free admission and parking
INFO: Call (813) 645-3808.
Earl shared one of his favorite barbecue sauce recipes:
DEEP SWEET BBQ SAUCE
40 ounces ketchup
32 ounces mustard
12 ounces Louisiana hot sauce
32 ounces honey
Mix the first three ingredients together and simmer on the stove for 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, and then add honey. Mix well. Pour or brush sauce over cooked meat for best taste.