Who doesn’t love a good Meat Fight, especially where you are able to sample alongside some of the beefiest judges from across the country, including one Nick Offerman. Here is the low-down on the hoedown, scribed by a James Beard Award Winning beard lover and meat enthusiast, Alice Laussade:
Hold on to your pork butts, Dallas. Meat Fight®, a barbecue competition benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 (5-8 p.m.) at Four Corners Brewery.
Meat Fight, the brainchild of James Beard Award Winner and Dallas Observer columnist, Alice Laussade, will bring together a dozen of Dallas’ best chefs to compete in four categories: brisket, ribs, sausage, and wild card. Nine barbecue experts will judge the competition meats, which attendees will be able to sample with beer provided by Four Corners Brewery.
Official 2013 Meat FightersEric Hansen, Fearing’s David Uygur, Lucia Nathan Tate, Boulevardier Anastacia Quinones, Komali Jeff Bekavac, Neighborhood Services Tiffany Derry Omar Flores, Driftwood Chad Houser, Café Momentum Jeana Johnson, Good 2 Go Taco Brian C. Luscher, The Grape Restaurant Cody Sharp Jeffery C. Hobbs Official 2013 Meat Fight Judgers Nick Offerman (also known as Ron Swanson from TV’s Parks & Recreation) Matt Offerman (meat enthusiast, beard-haver) Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly BBQ Editor Jack Perkins, The Slow Bone BBQ, Meat Fight 2012 Brisket Winner Tim Byres, Smoke Will Fleischman, Lockhart Smokehouse Justin Fourton, Pecan Lodge Stephen Joseph, Riverport BBQ Nick Pencis, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
VIP guests will enjoy early access to the event one hour before our general admission guests. They will see the judging of the meats take place, and they will be first in line for tastes of the competition meats. They will also get bonus swag items including Meat Fight trading cards in their meaty Meat Fight swag bags.
In addition to getting a taste of each of the 12 competition meats, guests will enjoy bacon doughnuts from Hypnotic Donuts, greens from Garden Cafe, a pickle bar with pigs’ feet from Jack Mac’s Swill and Grill, popsicles from Pop Star Popsicles, pastries from Swiss Pastry Shop, delicious coffee from Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, whiskey tastings from Knob Creek and of course, fantastic local brews from Four Corners Brewery.
A live auction will take place during the event that will include exclusive chef experiences, a Golden Ticket to skip the line at Pecan Lodge and other unique meat-centric items. Before the announcement of the Meat Fight competition winners, Nick Offerman will judge the first annual Uncle Benjamin’s Meatvember Face Beard Pageant, during which attendees’s face beards will compete for a trophy.
General admission tickets to the event are $75, VIP tickets are $125. 100% of base ticket price will directly benefit the National MS Society. To purchase tickets, available beginning October 3rd, or for more information about Meat Fight, visit the Meat Site or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
What: Meat Fight is a BBQ competition featuring Dallas’ best chefs, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Four Corners Brewery 423 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, Texas
Meat Fight photo courtesy of Cicely Johnson