Cody’s BBQ cook-off in Riverhead postponed

Cody’s BBQ & Grill in Riverhead has postponed its first-ever barbecue cook-off, which was originally scheduled for this Saturday afternoon.

But it’s still a go for a free country western concert and “hoedown”  at 6 p.m. behind the Main Street restaurant Saturday evening.

Cody’s co-owner Vic Prusinowski said Friday that many people who would have liked to come to the cook-off called to say they couldn’t make it because there’s a similar barbecue in Manorville on Sunday and they couldn’t attend both. He said he plans to reschedule the event for the fall.

Grand champion pit-master Konrad Haskins of Austin, Texas was to oversee the barbecue competition and be a judge along with members of the Riverhead Town Board.

The bands Rattlesnake Dawn, Yankee Rebel and Southbound will still perform at Saturday’s concert.