Apparently there is a meat-eater's festival in NYC called Meatopia!!!!! The main link is here: http://meatopia.org/
Also, apparently there is the first ever Meatopia event outside of NYC in Oakland, CA @ Jack London Square. OK, so the details are still a bit sketchy & hard to find on the web - but here's the info as I know it: Meatopia Bay Area
: Fri, Sept 21 - Sun, Sept 23
There is a Meatopia Opening Night Party (Fri, Sept 21, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM) which includes 2 drinks + All the meat you can eat from our Meatopia chefs!
The link for the tickets to that is here: http://eatrealfest2012meatopia-zvents.eventbrite.com/
When I said the details were sketchy, I meant about the other portion of the event, the one held on Sat / Sun. Can't seem to find any info on that. Perhaps it is by "invitation only" - I dunno...
Anyway, here is another link w/ some more info: http://sf.eater.com/archives/2012/05/07/bbq_wire_time_magazine.php
And here is some of the description I copied from 1 of the links:
BBQ WIRE - Time magazine columnist and meat enthusiast Josh Ozersky will be hosting the first Meatopia event outside New York in conjunction with Eat Real in Oakland in September. It will have three parts: a walk-around tasting event on Friday night, and a two-day barbecue contest that Ozersky hopes will change the face of competition BBQ. Read all about the Bare Bones BBQ Contest in his explanatory blog post from earlier today
Also, I think my GF found some 50% off coupons on something like Living Social or some place like that (I can ask her for the info if anyone is interested). I think she has already gotten us the tickets.
Also, if / when I find out more info about the other portion of the event, I'll post it. If anyone else knows anything about this, please post away!!
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