The Carnivore’s Dilemma


The non-vegetarians among us are faced with a happy conundrum this Saturday, as three serious meat-centric events will force the question: just how hungry are you?  Starting at 2pm, 3rd Ward’s 4th Annual Pig Out party promises succulent barbeque, summery drinks, live music, and education demos covering topics like chocolate sculpture and alginate casting. Admission is free but you should RSVP in advance.  Alternatively, the 6th Annual Great Hot Dog Cookoff, where 24 frankfurter chefs will compete for best in show, is going down at Kelso Brewery from 2-6pm. A $45 ticket–which they’ve discounted by $9 for BB readers who use the code BBloveshotdogs–buys you all the hot dogs and beer you can shove in your face, and the fact that proceeds benefit the Food Bank of New York can help assuage any guilt you have about wreaking havoc on your arteries.  True meat fanatics, however, might want to save the stomach space for the much-anticipated Meatopia, dubbed the “Woodstock of Edible Animals,” taking place at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 5:30-9:30. Tickets start at $85, but guarantee a feast to remember created by meat meisters like April Bloomfield, Amanda Freitag, and Michael White. No matter which food-fest you choose to attend today, we recommend a light dinner on Friday night!

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