Brisket King 2014

It was the fortification before the storm, as several hundred carnivores descended upon the Lafayette Firehouse for this year’s Brisket King of NYC on Wednesday, February 12th. Nearly two dozen chefs competed (see full list below) with the crown being claimed by Will Horowitz of Duck’s Eatery of the East Village! The full list of judges awards went to:

Best Traditional Smoked Brisket
1. Fletcher’s BBQ for their smoked meat with pickled chilies
2. Duck’s Eatery Ducks for their smoked meat
3. Morgan’s BBQ for their smoked meat

Best Non-traditional Brisket
1. Duck’s Eatery for their 6-month-aged smoked brisket
2. Tchoup Shop for their brisket and gravy
3. East Village Meat Market for their ham cured brisket

Best Most Innovative Brisket
1. Mokbar for their nori taco with pulled brisket sweet brown rice and cucumber kimchi
2. Kutchers Tribeca for their braised brisket on potato pancake

Photographer Daniel Krieger captured the moments of the evening:

 

15 artisanal spirits tables curated by Gregg Glaser (Modern Distillery Age) featured Michter’s (Chatham Imports), Baron Nahmias, Scorpion/Resposado Tequilas, Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Brooklyn’s Sorel Liqueur, Cariel (DC Spirits/Third Wave Brands), Tito’s Vodka, SX Liquors, Bardstown Barrel Selections, Four Roses Bourbon, Berentzen USA,
Catskill Distillery (International Spirits & Wine USA), Frederick Wildman and Sons, Restoration Spirits, Tirado, and Lucky Player Brands.

Thanks to all the participating chefs and sponsors:

  • Will Horowitz of Ducks Eatery – 2014 Brisket King of NYC
  • Emma Feigenbaum
  • East Village Meat Market
  • Simon Glen of Tchoup Shop
  • Chef Jesse Jones
  • Jessica Wilson of Dear Bushwick
  • Clay Gordon
  • Ari White of The Wandering Que
  • Hill Country BBQ
  • Ben Grossman of Smoke Joint/Marietta
  • Mable’s
  • Morgan’s BBQ
  • Mokbar
  • Paul Denamiel
  • Beast of Bourbon in Brooklyn
  • Patricia Clark Catering
  • Fletcher’s BBQ
  • Kutchers Tribeca
  • Wüsthof – sponsor
  • Main Street Wholesale Meats in Farmingdale – sponsor
  • Adirondak Grazers – sponsor
  • Oskar Blues – sponsor
  • Smuttynose – sponsor
  • Lagunitas – sponsor

See you in February 2015!
xx

 

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