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Brisket King 2023 in Queens

April 26, 2023 05:00 PM


This quintessential meaty event boasts a mix of renown pitmasters and a Michelin-starred cuisinier

Food Karma launches Brisket King® NYC, landing at the renowned Pig Beach in Astoria, Queens on April 26th from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM to usher in the much-awaited barbecue season here in New York.

The all-inclusive event will feature renowned chefs and pitmasters cooking up their own versions of tasty brisket alongside craft suds, hard French ciders, whisky and bourbon brands and fiery hot sauces.

This will be an outdoor event, rain or shine and Pig Beach’s bar and restaurant will remain open for post-event barside hangs. 

Tickets start at $55.00 for general admission, VIP, tables and general admission available here: 


2023 Brisket King Participants:

Bret Lunsford, Blue Smoke, New York, New York

Michelin-starred Chef Therdtus “Tony” Rittaprom, Zabb Pu Tawn NYC special pairing with Singha

Robert Austin Cho, Kimchi Smoke, Westwood, New Jersey

Joey Machado of Texas Charcoal, Seguin, Texas- will be rocking the Pig Beach station.

Sean Keever, Big Guns BBQ, Hudson Valley, New York

David Gill, Wildwoods BBQ, Wildwood, New Jersey

Darlene Lawrence, Sands Jerk Hut, Brooklyn, New York

Mario Chape, Big Papa Smoke ‘M, Bogota, New Jersey

Eli Goldman, Tikkun BBQ, New York, New York

Ruben Santana, Bark Barbecue, Queens, New York

Joe Musngi, SmoKING of Meats, Belleville, New Jersey

Cenobillo Canalizo, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Brooklyn, New York

Jase Franklin, Jase’s BBQ, Queens, New York

Eric Vitale, Eazy's Craft BBQ, Kenilworth, New Jersey

Jeff Schmidt, Hindsight BBQ, Waterbury, Connecticut

Leland Avellino, Avellino Family BBQ, Norwalk, CT 

*Partial list of participants.  **Participants are subject to change.

Guest Judges this year will include:

Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance; Peter J. Kim, Founding Director of the Museum of Food and Drink;  Kim Plafke, The Meat Hook; Clay Risen, Author, New York Times Editor, Andrea Strong, The Strong Buzz; Misty Banchero, Seattle Butcher's Wife; Nick Solares, Meat Life Media; Brimstone, Larger Than Life!; Gennaro Pecchia, The Good Food Fellas, Adam Poch, Sirius XM Radio; Ethan Fedida, Campfire Group; Ashley Moore, Cooks Country.

Beer Tastings:

Ramstein, Highpoint Brewing Company, (New Jersey) Ramstein Helles Lager, Ramstein Rauch Bier

Montclair Brewery, (New Jersey) Montclair National Emergency

Harlem Brewing Company, Harlem, (New York City)  Harlem Renaissance Wit

Hard Cider Tastings:

Romilly Cidre, Normandy, France; 

Aval Artisanal Cider, Bretagne, France

Brooklyn Cider House, Hudson Valley, New York

Bourbon, Whiskey + Vodka Tastings:

New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn, New York

Upstate Vodka, Charlottesville, New York

Makers Mark  Bourbon + Whisky

Knob Creek Bourbon Whisky

Hot Sauce Tastings

Coney Island Saucery and Rocket Fuel Foods 

VIP swag bags complimentary of Yelp, Queens featuring Elite Heat Hot Sauce

Community partners:

Friends of Firefighters, and venue host Pig Beach. 

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to the Jeff Michner Foundation.

Subsequent Food Karma events coming up in 2023 in New York are:

Rib King at Industry City, Brooklyn, New York May 27, 2923

Pig Island on Staten Island, New York  October 9, 2023

CiderFeast in Brooklyn, New York - October 2023, date TBA

Bowl of Zole in Brooklyn, New York - October 19, 2023