Mobile to host barbecue conference


{} {} The city of Mobile has been chosen to host the 2013 National Barbecue Conference and Trade Show.{} {} The convention will run between February 19 and 23 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. {}Officials say a rich culture, paired with a community of barbecue professionals and enthusiasts, make Mobile an ideal city for the convention.{} {} The event is run by the National Barbecue Association, which is based in Louisville, Kentucky. {}Aside from informational sessions, the final day of the conference will feature a cook-off competition where attendees vote for the winner.{} {} Last year's conference was held in San Diego, California.