New York Pitmasters to Compete for Title of 'Brisket King'

Will this hunk of meat from BrisketTown help Daniel Delaney become Brisket King? Find out on Wednesday.
Will this hunk of meat from BrisketTown help Daniel Delaney become Brisket King? Find out on Wednesday.
Robert Sietsema

Wednesday, February 20 Brisket King of NYC There's been a lot of talk about brisket as New York experiences a great boost in barbecue talent. Taste the work of the city's pitmasters at Santos Party House during the second annual brisket contest. John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Daniel Delaney of BrisketTown, Matt Fisher of Fletcher's, Hugh Mangum of Mighty Quinn's, and others will compete for the title of "Brisket King." Tickets are $55 and guests will have two hours of unlimited brisket samples. 96 Lafayette St.

Mac and Booze at The Sackett The Elbow Room will give away free samples of mac and cheese at Park Slope bar The Sackett (while supplies last). Flavors like "Chicken Tinga" and "Poutine Mac" will be available, and a special drink menu will include $5 Old Fashioneds and $3 bottles of Bud. 661 Sackett St.

Master the Art of Southern Cooking As part of the Beard on Books series, Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart will celebrate southern cooking and discuss their new cookbook Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking at the James Beard House. Tickets are free for students but $20 is suggested as a donation. Make reservations online. 167 W. 12th St.

Thursday, February 21 The Power of Miso The Japan Society will host Dr. Lawrence Kushi, who has studied the affects of nutrition on cancer, to discuss the health benefits of miso. Chef Edwin Bellanco of Midtown's Vitae will demonstrate innovative ways to use the traditional fermented pastes. Everyone will leave the event with free samples and recipes. Tickets are $12, $8 for Japan Society members, seniors, and students. 333 E. 47th St.

Saturday, February 23 Who's Next at LIC Bar After Hurricane Sandy LIC Bar in Long Island City was flooded and much of its sound equipment was destroyed. In a heartwarming tale, British rock stars The Who donated amps and microphones to the bar after a customer contacted their management team. To repay the favor, Who's Next, The Who tribute band, will play a concert at the bar on Saturday. Tickets are $20 and all the proceeds will be donated to Teen Cancer America. 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

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96 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10013


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167 W. 12th St.
New York, NY 10011


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