Photo courtesy of Sprouts Cooking Club.

Which pitmaster can create the perfect mix of rubs and seasonings, manage the fire, and cook up the tastiest ribs? This high-energy cooking competition—dubbed a “caveman-style BBQ throwdown”—is also a fundraiser for Sprouts Cooking Club. Come enjoy delicious food, wine, live music, and a silent auction at the lovely Retzlaff Vineyards. All proceeds go to the Sprouts chef-in-training program, which helps young adults move out of poverty and into restaurant careers. Cost: $10–$150. Info and tickets: here
 
Mano a Mano Rib Throwdown
Saturday November 3, 11am–5pm
Retzlaff Winery
1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore