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Don’t Miss Meatopia 2012: Bigger, Better & Beefier!

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Carnivores, get your appetites ready! Meatopia is back and it’s better than ever.

On September 8, the massive meat celebration presented by Whole Foods will feature the most ambitious line-up of chefs and entertainment in the event’s history. “For as long as I’ve been putting this event on, this is the coolest one by far,” says founder Josh Ozersky.  “…we have the greatest chef roster that’s ever come together preparing dishes that aren’t available in their restaurants… You go there to eat and drink and learn about the joys of progressive meat-eating.”

Highlights from Meatopia 2011:

  1. IPA braised short ribs with mustard-green pesto & black truffle shavings from Creekstone Farms
  2. Grilled Kalamansi-spiced chicken thighs with scallion-tomatillo salsa from Abe & Arthur\'s chef Franklin Becker
  3. Pat LaFrieda\'s massive 850-lb steer
  4. Sean Brock\'s Carolina whole Ossabaw hog BBQ with field pea & ramp chow chow
  5. April Bloomfield\'s barbecued whole Mulefoot hog sliders
  6. Smoked bacon lollipops from New Jersey’s Mosefund Farm
  7. Sumac and za\'atar-spiced grilled lamb ribs with Lebanese salad from chef Philippe Massoud of ilili restaurant
  8. Grilled chicken hearts with burnt eggplant puree from Animal\'s Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo
  9. Guisado of veal breast with pistachio mole, fresno chile & cotija crema from La Esquina chef Akhtar Nawab
  10. Chef Robert Newton\'s bacon and sorghum-glazed quail with watermelon-sweet corn salad
  11. Chef Michael White\'s succulent porchetta sandwich from Osteria Morini

This year’s carnivorous carnival will showcase a best butcher competition, live music, unlimited samples of all natural, humane meat dishes from more than 40 of the country’s most celebrated chefs (including Michael White, Adam Perry Lang, Marc Forgione, April Bloomfield, Sean Brock, Aaron Franklin and Michael Toscano), premium beer, wine and spirits, and Pat LaFrieda of Food Network’s Meat Men cooking up a whole, 1000-pound Creekstone steer. Hungry yet?

All the meaty madness is happening at Randall’s Island Park and tickets (which include a ferry ride to and from the event) are available at Meatopia.org. Get yours today!

And check out my recap from last year’s Meatopia here.

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