(Press Release – a press release that makes us believe that Alice Laussade is even cooler than we had previously suspected)
Get ready for “Meat Fight,” North Texas. A barbecue competition benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the inaugural event will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 (2-6 p.m.) at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum.
Meat Fight, the brainchild of Alice Laussade, The Dallas Observer’s “The Cheap Bastard” food columnist, whom D Magazine recently named Best Columnist, will bring together a dozen of Dallas’ best chefs to compete in four categories: brisket, pulled pork, sausage, and wild card. Seven barbecue experts will judge the competition meats, which attendees will be able to sample with beer provided by Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Among the participants:
- - Jeff Bekavac, Neighborhood Services
- - Randall Copeland, Restaurant AVA
- - Tiffany Derry, Private Social
- - Omar Flores, Driftwood
- - Eric Hansen, Cane Rosso
- - Jeffery C. Hobbs, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
- - Chad Houser, Café Momentum
- - Jeana Johnson, Good 2 Go Taco
- - Brian C. Luscher, The Grape Restaurant
- - Matt McCallister, FT33
- - Jack Perkins, Maple & Motor
- - Cody Sharp
- - Tim Byres, Smoke
- - Will Fleischman, Lockhart Smokehouse
- - Justin Fourton, Pecan Lodge
- - Aaron Franklin, Franklin BBQ
- - Stephen Joseph, Riverport BBQ
- - Nick Pencis, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
- - Daniel Vaughn, the “BBQ Snob”
While the barbecue competition rages upstairs, a meaty silent auction will take place downstairs in the SOHH Old Bowling Alley. Participants can bid on steak cufflinks, meat paintings, and VIP access to local barbecue restaurants, including a front-of-the-line Golden Ticket for two to Pecan Lodge and lunch at Lockhart Smokehouse with BBQ Snob and The Cheap Bastard herself.
Tickets to the event are $50, with all proceeds directly benefitting the National MS Society. To purchase tickets, available starting Friday, Sept. 14, or for more information about Meat Fight, visit meatfight.com or on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/meatfight and twitter.com/meat_fight.