Thanks for Attending Brisket King 2021!

No pandemic, rain or wind could stop loyal barbecue fans from making it to Brisket King® NYC 2021. Our generous hosts Pig Beach set the scene for the meaty evening event. For the second year in a row, Staten Island’s Juicy Lucy BBQ took home the top title. Owner Richie Holmes‘s brisket also won the fan favorite award at the event.

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Second place went to James Cruse who came all the way from Central City Barbecue in New Orleans and served excellent brisket with Cajun dirty rice. Long time competitor Robert Austin Cho of Kimchi Smoke served up a brisket and donut sandwiched dubbed the “Chonut” that earned him the award for Most Creative Combo.

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Food Karma event mainstay Chef Jesse Jones won the Unsung Hero award for his brisket served with his mother’s biscuits. Rounding out the winners, Leland Avellino of Avellino Family Barbecue took home a year’s worth of Cabot Cheese for his Texas-style brisket.

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Other dishes included brisket tacos with birria consome from Carlito’s Tacos, brisket with pastrami and brisket sausage from Ed Randolph of Handsome Devil, confit brisket from Pulkie’s and a classic version served with white bread from Hill Country BBQ.

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Be on the lookout for Brisket King® NYC 2021 and join us at our next event: Pig Island on September 11th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Tickets are on sale now.

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