Brisket King NYC, one of the top annual BBQ events for New Yorkers, will return for its seventh year on Wednesday, April 25. This year’s event will move from Downtown Brooklyn to the waterfront of Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 110 Kent Ave. Doors open at 6pm.
Tickets are now on sale for the event, with early bird ticket sales ending on March 14. Early bird tickets are $65, from March 15 - April 15 tickets are $75, and from April 15 - 25 tickets are $85. If you show up the day of (and it’s not sold out), tickets are $100 and cash only.
More than 20 chefs will be competing this year, and they’ll be serving up their best brisket or a variation of it. Chefs include Jesse Jones (personal chef to the stars), John Sauchell (Maritime Parc); Robbie Richter (original pitmaster, Hill Country BBQ); England's John Gower (Quiet Waters Farm); Eric Johnson (aka “Mr Bobo”, competitive BBQ); Jared Male (Randall's Barbecue), Robert Fernandez (BrooklynQ); Kosher caterer Judd's Memphis Kitchen; Alice’s Arbor; and the crew from Handsome Devil BBQ.
A non-competitive kosher BBQ tasting section is also in the works, being organized by Ari White (Brisket King in 2016), Sruli Eidelman (Brisket King in 2017), and the “BBQ Rabbi” Mendel Segal. There you’ll be able to try some delicious kosher BBQ meats and sauces. (If you’ve never tried kosher BBQ, you might be shocked by how good it can be.)
On top of there being a ton of brisket and other meats to eat, the event includes all-inclusive drinks. Liquor and spirits will be curated by Gregg Glaser of Modern Distillery Age Magazine. Craft beer and cider will be provided by Union Beer Distributors. There might even be a little wine. We’ll see!
The event will be hosted by Brisket King co-founder Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy’s No. 43, Food Karma Projects). We don’t know who is judging just yet, but expect regulars from the Food Network and the celebrity chef circuit to be there.
Chefs will present their best samples to the judges an hour before the doors open, and then the judges will announce the winner later on during the event. So make sure you stick around to find out who wins this year.