Grilin' On The Bay - An Update
Grillin' On The Bay and The Brooklyn Chili Smackdown is currently taking up all my free time. Not that I mind. It's less than a month away and as of today we have commitments from 22 teams. We max out at 30 and I think we're going to hit that mark. That would be fantastic.
The teams are a nice mix of competitive barbecue veterans, newbies and some of New York's top restaurants. It seems that even the non-bbq centric chefs want the chance to play with live fire in Brooklyn. If you're thinking about competing - GET YOUR APPLICATION IN NOW. Don't get shut out. You can download the team application here.
With that many teams signed on, we're still looking for judges. Certified BBQ judges get preference, but if you're a foodie with a good palate and feel that you could judge the food as presented without any pre-existing notions, we'd love to hear from you. Download the judge's application and drop it in the mail. We'll let you know if you've been selected to judge this amazing event.
And of course, we still have room for Chili cooks. The Brooklyn Chili Smackdown is a huge part of this event and attracts cooks from all over. Unlike the barbecue portion of the event, the chili does not need to be cooked on-site. Make it at home and schlep it to Sheepshead Bay. We'll have volunteers a plenty to help you heat it up and present it at the contest. You can download the chili cook's application here. Remember, The Brooklyn Chili Smackdown is a "people's choice" contest, so bring your friends to vote for your amazing chili!
Yelp! has just signed on as a sponsor and RUB BBQ will be vending their award winning barbecue at the event. We're still seeking out sponsors and working on building the prize pool. If you're interesting in sponsoring the event, drop us a note at Grilin' On The Bay and we'll talk.