This event ain’t for the faint of heart, y’all. With a name like MEATOPIA, I half expect a big, bearded man to be yelling, maybe chanting, “Meatopia” through a megaphone. To my imagination’s luck, Rachael’s pal and founder Josh Ozersky is indeed bearded and incredibly passionate about meat, he even created a Meatopia Manifesto. (Read it here!)
So what exactly IS Meatopia? It’s one of the biggest Meat Festivals in the United States. (No, not that type of meat! Get your mind out of the gutter!) We’re talking over 45 world class chefs serving newly created dishes specifically for the event using cruelty-free, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free meat. And if thats not enough to impress you, these chefs are doing this all naturally—no gas grills here—AND outside.
Don’t worry though, if you can’t make it to New York for the event. We’ll be bringing you more coverage on this all-you-can-eat & drink full on meat bar through September 8th, 2012. Stay tuned for preview dishes, event photos and more!
—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief