[image-1]No more Mr. Nice Pitmaster. Last year’s first annual Charleston edition of the New Orleans-based Hogs for the Cause fundraiser was exhibition style — featuring such hog-heavenly chefs as Jimmy Hagood and Aaron Siegel — unlike the competition-style event hosted in New Orleans for the past six years. This year, the heat is on. Hogs Charleston, held on Oct. 3 at the Grove at Pat’s Point, has opened the field for team registrations.

A team can have up to ten members — begging the question, how many ‘cue pros does it take to cook a tasty hog? 

You can look forward to a yet-to-be-described Pros vs. Joes cookoff against some yet-to-be-released pitmasters. If you think you have what it takes sign up online. You can also snatch up a ticket there, if you aren’t, you know, so great with a grill — or spit. 

Hogs for the Cause works to provide funds to families whose children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer. According the to the Hogs website, Hogs for the Cause is the “premier funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States.”