Food Menu


What makes Red Hot really special isn’t just the amazing live music, incredible DJs, or dance after fantastic dance. It’s the FOOOOOOD!!

Instead of dance competitions, we have culinary ones! A meat BBQ comp, a veggie BBQ comp, a dessert comp, and a special secret comp! Want to throw down in our culinary competitions? All the details are on our food competitions page.

We’ll also be feeding you plenty throughout the weekend. There will be a catered BBQ picnic on Saturday. Our traditional crawfish boil prior to the BBQ comp.  And, of course, the Capital Blues signature full meals at late nights to keep you dancing into the wee hours of the morning. Eat your heart out, dancer.

Food Sponsors

Smoke & Barrel: Beer * BBQ * BourbonSmoke & Barrel

Food Allergies?

Please note that Capital Blues is committed to providing vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options at all meals whenever possible.  If you have a food allergy or restriction, please fill it out when you register, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!

Food Menu

Friday Late Night Meal:

  • Shrimp & Chicken Sausage Jambalaya
  • Veggie Jambalaya
  • Hummus and Veggies
  • Coffee and Tea

Saturday Afternoon Picnic + Dessert Comp :

  • Catered BBQ:
    • Pulled Pork from Smoke and Barrel
    • Vegan Wings from Smoke and Barrel
    • Pulled Chicken from Rocklands BBQ
  • Home-cooked sides:
    • Creamy Coleslaw
    • Spicy, Dairy-Free Coleslaw
    • Baked Beans with Bacon
    • Vegetarian Baked Beans
    • Collard Greens
  • Sweet Tea and Lemonade
  • Followed by delicious desserts from our seven dessert competitors!

Saturday Late Night Meal:

  • Baked Mac n Cheese (traditional, gluten-free, and dairy-free options) with toppings including:
    • Beef Chili
    • Veggie Chili
    • Bacon Bits
    • Mushrooms
    • Other Toppings TBA
  • Coffee and Tea

Sunday Afternoon Picnic + BBQ Comp:

  • Amazing Meat and Vegetarian BBQ from our ten BBQ competitors!
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Home-cooked sides:
    • Creamy Coleslaw
    • Spicy, Dairy-Free Coleslaw
    • Corn-on-the-Cob
    • Watermelon
  • Sweet Tea and Lemonade

Sunday Late Night Meal + Secret Comp:

  • All details TBA

Sustainability: Make Red Hot Green

In 2016, Capital Blues is taking steps to reduce the environmental footprint of Red Hot Blues & BBQ. We will have compost bins as well as trash bins at all venues where we serve food. Please use them, and throw your waste in the trash as a last resort. Signs will be provided to help you understand what waste can be thrown where.