The meatiest event of the year has come and gone, but not before lifting our spirits and raising a whopping $175,000 for the National MS Society and Meat Bikes.
Who won? Our stomachs did. Oh. The like, winners. Here’s the official list:
Brisket: Omar Flores
Sausage: Anastacia Quinones
Pork Ribs: Oliver Sitrin
Beef Ribs: Patton Robertson
People’s Choice: Andrew Dilda
Best Team: Meat Sweats: Tiffany Derry, Jeana Johnson, Patton Robertson, Eric Dreyer
1st: Bacon Tower: Travis & Emma Heim
2nd: Meatlennium Falcon: Sarah Green and Brian Zenner
3rd: Wagyu Frito Pie: Janice Provost
Personally, I think the wildcard meat, beef ribs, was a stellar choice this year, and my fave was made by chef Danyele McPherson’s, but I’m no meat judge. That’s why you’ve gotta come taste for yourself, right??
Oh, and if you missed out? Don’t complain of MEAT FOMO, just don’t make that mistake again. There just aren’t that many opportunities to have this much delicious fun while supporting a cause so important. And don’t forget that every single person in attendance pays to be there, and that every dollar of their ticket price (besides the lil fee from prekindle) goes to the cause. Trust me: I am fortunate enough to get to go to a ton of events. This is rare!
And now let’s take a look back at the deliciousness in photos, shall we?