MANORVILLE - Hundreds of people descended on the East End for a cooking contest that pitted pits against pits-- barbecue pits, that is.

Contestants grilled up chicken, pork, ribs, brisket and much more over the two-day event. They were judged on presentation, texture, flavor and taste.

There was a $10,000 prize pool for the grillers with the most mouth-watering dishes.

Organizers say the event raised more than $5,000 for the Suffolk County Make-A-Wish foundation.