The Dishes of DISH 2016: Jalapeño-Cheddar Sausage From GQue Championship Barbecue

On Sunday, September 25, Westword's DISH, our annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, returns for its 22nd year. The festival of food will take over Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where dozens of local restaurants will offer samples of their best dishes, including plenty of smoky barbecue.

GQue Championship Barbecue serves delicious smoked meats with all the sides — all based on recipes that  owner Jason Ganahl has developed for competitive barbecue events throughout the U.S. His Westminster restaurant is known for wings, ribs, beef brisket and turkey — all dusted with a signature dry rub. GQue also serves its own house-recipe jalapeño-cheddar sausage, which Ganahl will bring to DISH this year. You need to go early to GQue, where everything sells out quickly — but GQue is bringing enough for everyone at DISH.

Westword eaters can still grab general admission DISH tickets for $20 each if they use the code EATLOCAL (click "Buy Offer"). For that great price, you can experience the deep flavor of GQue, along with unlimited food from more than forty other eateries, free beverage and liquor samplings, and live entertainment from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (For general admission tickets: General admission DISH tickets through AXS)

We've got an even better deal on VIP tickets: Using the EATLOCAL code, they're just $40 each and include early access to the event at 11 a.m.; unlimited food, beverage and liquor sampling; and access to a VIP area featuring an open bar provided by Stella Artois and live entertainment. For VIP tickets: go to VIP DISH tickets through AXS.

See you September 25!