PHOTO by ROSHEILA ROBLES
Smokers are welcome again in Santa Monica on May 9 and 10 when Drink:Eat:Play‘s 2nd annual LA BBQ Festival sets up just north of the pier. Aside from some local representatives (Baby Blues, Gus’s, Mr. Cecil’s), expect pitmasters from as far away as Texas, Missouri, Illinois and beyond. There’ll be beer (of course), bands and more. Tickets are $10.