Experience Austin’s premier meat-centric, live-fire cooking event at the famous Salt Lick Pecan Grove Pavilion in the Texas Hill Country with live music, premium wines, spirited cocktails, craft brews and chef mastery. A dynamic lineup of award-winning chefs are ready to battle the flames and raise funds for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s culinary grant program.
Our Searing Lineup of Chefs, Beef Supremacy & Fire Mastery:
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast (Portland, OR)
Adam Sappington, The Country Cat (Portland, OR)
Grilled beef shanks tossed in roasted garlic and sherry vinegar sauce with bone marrow butter and Maker’s Mark® sauce. Served with smoked beef brisket, black eyed peas and collard greens.
Jason Dady, Jason Dady Restaurants (San Antonio, TX)
Charred brisket with blue cheese spoonbread, caramelized onion puree & housemade pickles with Guinness gastrique
John Bullington, Alamo Drafthouse (Austin, TX)
Whole cow with coal corn mescal pudding.
Ned Elliott, Foreign & Domestic (Austin, TX)
Beef tongue pastrami on rye with chic liver mousse and Maker’s Mark® onion jam.
Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue (Austin, TX)
The Tipsy Texan featuring Franklin BBQ’s famed chopped brisket and sausage piled high on a bun with purple coleslaw and pickles.
Jonathan Gelman, The Driskill Hotel (Austin, TX)
Fire-grilled and smoked beef tri tip served with cast-iron cornbread puree and fire-grilled corn relish.
Jesse Griffiths, Dai Due (Austin, TX)
Beef blood sausage with red wine sauce and roasted rutabagas
Reece Lagunas, Whole Food Market® (Austin, TX)
Barbacoa with marrow butter.
John Lichtenberger, Trattoria Lisina (Driftwood, TX)
Damian Mandola, Mandola's Italian Market (Austin, TX)
Italian steak pizza, beef spiedini served with risotto.
Scott Roberts, The Salt Lick (Driftwood, TX)
Brisket tacos and brisket hush puppies
Brisket Burger slider with cheese sauce and brisket poppers.
Josh Watkins, The Carillon (Austin, TX)
Beef cheeks and beef ribs served with corn pudding and pickled vegetables.
Andrew Wiseheart, Contigo (Austin, TX)
Cured beef heart with chicory salad.
Wine, Spirits, Craft Brews & Drinks Provided By:
Wine and spirit makers will be on hand to pour featured premium wines and spirits including Dulce Vida Organic Tequila (Mexico), Maker's Mark® (Kentucky), Cape Classics (South Africa), Chat Greysac (France), Robert Hall Winery (California), Frederick Wildan & Sons (France & Spain), Feudo Arancio (Italy), Angoves Family Winemakers (Australia), Dona Paula (Argentina), Terlato Wines International, Trinchero Family Estates (California), Becker Vineyards (Texas), Fall Creek Vineyards (Texas) and Llano Estacado (Texas).
Local spirit favorites Savvy Vodka, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Cypress Creek Reserve Rum, Paula's Texas Orange and Paula's Texas Lemon also will be offered, along with Austin¹s own Cuvée Coffee, Honest Tea and Texas own Crazy Water.
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Austin Food & Wine Alliance
The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization* dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary-and-community-minded professionals, the Alliance’s commitment is to promote Texas food, wine, spirits and craft brews and to increase appreciation of Texas’ culinary impact.