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Shelter Island barbecue competition draws a crowd to a smoky, savory and sold out feast

Ben’s Butties was the winning team in the barbecue competition Saturday, Sept. 2  outside the American Legion Mitchell Post 281.

Ben Chandler was the pitmaster, cooking up his Texas recipe 10-hour, slow-cook, low-cook Pork Butt.

The event has become a popular feature of the end of summer, drawing nearly 300 participants to sample the barbecue and vote for their favorites.