Brisket King, a celebration of beef and BBQ, returns for an eighth year to Biba in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Brisket King has long been an important fixture for New York’s barbecue scene, with many winners going on to become household names in NYC’s BBQ scene.
The 2019 event will feature 20 chefs and pitmasters, and you will be able to try all of their brisket creations. It will also have plenty of beer, wine, and spirits, plus the option for VIP tables.
Participating pitmasters/restaurants include:
Sruli Eidelman, Izzy’s Taqueria and Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse - This Brooklyn- based kosher chef and 2017 Brisket King champion is back to compete with his new restaurant, Izzy’s Taqueria.
John Gower, Quiet Waters Farm - This U.K. leader of the wood smoke cooking movement took 2nd place at Brisket King 2018 with the help of his NYC team from Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ. Could he be back for the win?
John Stage and Leland Avellino, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Founded in Syracuse, this establishment’s original owner, John is back!
Matt Abdoo, Pig Beach - The BBQ at this Gowanus, Brooklyn restaurant won 1st place at Memphis in May 2016.
Ash Fulk, Hill Country Barbecue Market - Hill Country BBQ is the NYC industry standard for Texas Style BBQ Brisket. Happy to have them back for another year!
Angelo Viterale, Ornella Trattoria Italiana - Expect an Italian style brisket Angelo calls Brisket in Salmi.
Corey Cash, Cash Only BBQ - All the buzz in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Cenobio Canalizo and Eric Springer, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbeque - This team will be serving pastrami, burnt ends, and fried pickles.
Jared Male and Jake Klein, Randall’s Barbecue - An all star team representing the Lower East Side.
Judd and Bosh, Judd’s Memphis Kitchen - Coming to show off their kosher Koji Aged Brisket Bresaola.
Jesse Jones, “POW! My Life in 40 Feasts” - This celebrity chef and author will be bringing his New Orleans influence to the competition.
Mauro Cheifaro, Juicy Lucy BBQ - This former pitmaster from Franklin Barbecue in Austin is gearing up for the opening of Juicy Lucy BBQ in Staten Island.
Rob Cho, Kimchi Smoke - This chef will be bringing the heat with Texas-Korean BBQ fusion.
Hudson Smokehouse - New BBQ restaurant coming soon in the Bronx.
Bronx Bombers BBQ, Frankie’s Tavern - This Bronx-based restaurant team won’t disappoint.
Smokehouse Tailgate Grill - Bringing great BBQ to Westchester.
Darlene Lawrence, Sands Jerk Hut - Serving Caribbean cuisine in Brooklyn that brings paradise to every bite.
Nicole Lavay, Darling Nikki’s BBQ - This queen of BBQ is coming to compete from Philadelphia.
Gentle Giant Brewing & Barbecue - Joining from Rockland County, this team was trained by the Kansas City Baron of BBQ, Paul Kirk – and we’ll be sampling their beer as well.
Read my wrap-ups of Brisket King 2018 and Brisket King 2017 if you want to know more about how the event has gone in the past and who’s won the title of Brisket King. EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS ON MARCH 15!