National Barbecue Association

The city of Mobile has been chosen to host the 2013 National Barbecue Conference and Trade Show. reported Thursday the convention runs between Feb. 19 and 23 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

Officials say a rich culture, paired with a community of barbecue professionals and enthusiasts, make Mobile an ideal city for the convention.

The event is run by the National Barbecue Association, which is based in Louisville, Ky.