Barbecue is a distinctly American art form, much like jazz music and feigning an understanding of jazz music. Discuss the smoky notes with this Groupon.
$60 for a VIP Admission ($75 Value)
On Wednesday, February 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., local chefs and farmers vie against returning champion John Brown Smokehouse for the title of Brisket King of NYC. At the second-annual event, Santos Party House fills with the aroma of barbecued meats from cooks such as BrisketTown’s Daniel Delaney and a team from both Jimmy’s No. 43 and High Point Farms. Judges such as Stephanie Pierson (author of The Brisket Book) and the Food Network Kitchens’ Jacob Schiffman crown the winner as the 2013 Brisket King. For the event’s first hour, VIPs can snack on unlimited brisket and drinks from an open bar, stocked with wine, craft beer, and artisanal spirits.
Brisket King of NYC
Although many would envy the fame and clout of New York City’s mayor, the true power of Manhattan lies in the crown of its Brisket King. Each year, contestants from local restaurants and upstate farms compete for the title during a barbecue cook-off judged by celebrity chefs and brisket experts, vying for top honors as they roast tender cuts of beef from their unique recipes. All the while, attendees sample the succulent meats and sip libations from a bar stocked with everything from beer to “Bullshot,” a cocktail of vodka-infused brisket juice. To crown the champion, a panel of qualified judges decide the winner, relying on their expertise in distinguishing a basket of perfectly cooked brisket from a plate of steamed broccoli.