Meat Fight is a Texas barbecue competition with a tradition of awarding bronzed beer-can trophies and raising cash for the National MS Society. “This year, Meat Fight is going to be bigger than ever before,” says Alice Laussade, CEO of Meat Fight, Inc. “We’re featuring 20 of Dallas’ best chefs in the main fight, plus 9 more chefs in our beefy VIP Side Show competition—and we’re adding a whole new competition to the mix for all attendees. It’s called Sweet Fight. Our friends at Whole Foods are presenting that, and the category for competition this year is pie. It’s gonna be so great.”
The five teams competing for barbecue glory include notable Dallas chefs including Jeff Bekavac of Neighborhood Services, Justin Holt and David Uygur of Lucia, Tiffany Derry of The Cupboard, Matt McCallister of FT33 , Eric Dreyer of Fearing’s, and Jeana Johnson of soon-to-open Mockingbird Diner.
Fighters will duke it out in four categories: brisket, pork ribs, sausage and Wild Card. And unlike most food competitions, Meat Fight attendees actually get the opportunity to eat every competition meat submitted for judging.
And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added Sweet Fight to the mix for all attendees. Whole Foods presents this pastry fest, and Katherine Clapner of Dude Sweet Chocolate is overseeing the competition. Nine amazing pastry chefs and sweets-specialists including Maggie Huff from FT33, Tida Pichakron from Haute Sweets Patisserie and Hans Muller from Swiss Pastry Shop will battle it out for a whole new trophy: Best Pie.
This year, the VIP section is bringing back The Side Show, a separate competition that includes 9 additional chefs. Notable Dallas chefs like Janice Provost from Parigi, Graham Dodds from The Statler and Jeffery Hobbs from Slow Bone BBQ will compete in feats of meats only available to the VIPs.
100% of tickets sales from this event benefit the National MS Society and people living with MS in our area. Last year’s event raised over $175,000.
Judges include culinary heavy-hitters like BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn of Texas Monthly, Todd David from Cattleack BBQ, Nick Pencis from Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q and Jill Bergus from Lockhart Smokehouse. And of course: we’ve got Pete Delkus back on the judging panel. Forecast calls for an amazing year, y’all. Let’s do this.
Ticket sales begin via Prekindle at 10AM on Tuesday, October 3rd at Prekindle.com. A link for tickets will be posted on meatfight.com and at Facebook.com/meatfight. Tickets are $135 for General Admission and $235 for VIP. We’ll welcome a whopping 1500 attendees this year.
General Admission Ticket gets you:
– The opportunity to taste up to 20 Meat Fight competition meats
– The opportunity to taste up to 9 Sweet Fight competition entries
– All the beer from TUPPS and Four Corners that makes sense
– Whiskey tastes from WhistlePig Rye Whiskey
– Delicious treats including Noble Coyote Coffee and T-Rex Pickles
– Access to Meat Santa, meat caricatures, and all the fun that is Meat Fight.
VIP Ticket gets you:
- Entry into this glorious event one hour before General Admission arrives.
- VIP section that includes: a separate beer station, separate WhistlePig station, and The Side Show featuring 9 more fancy Dallas chefs fighting for meaty trophies.
- Swag bag filled with goodies from our sponsors and legit Meat Fight merch.
There will also be a live auction featuring amazing can’t-get-them-anywhere-else barbecue-themed items.
Meat Fight 2017 will take place at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. for VIP entry) Sunday, November 12th at The Longhorn Ballroom located at 216 Corinth St., 75207 in Dallas. The event is expected to raise over $200,000 to benefit those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
About Meat Fight
Meat Fight, Inc. is a Dallas-based 501c3 non-profit that hosts events benefiting the National MS Society and original programs created by Meat Fight Endurance Labs that buy bikes for people who have MS, fund athletes with MS in the Dallas Marathon, and fund athletes with MS in the 70.3 Ironman in Galveston. Meat Fight began as a small kegger in 2010 in the backyard of James Beard award-winning writer, Alice Laussade. Since then, it has grown into an organization that hosts several meat-themed food events per year, and has an athletic team of over 300 participants that compete in several events each year in Texas and beyond. With the help and support of the Dallas restaurant and beverage community, the non-profit has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit those living with MS.