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MEATOPIA presented by Whole Foods Market

Josh Ozersky

Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ticket
Unlimited Tastings + Unlimited Beer, as well as soft drinks, spirit tastings, live music, and Jeni's ice cream. This ticket includes water taxi transportation. (5pm entry)
Ended $140.00 $8.69
MEATOPIA Minyan: 10 Person Group Discount
Purchase 10 tickets for $1,260 (a 10% discount) + fees. Each ticket includes unlimited Tastings + unlimited beer.
This ticket includes shuttle service or water taxi transportation.
Ended $126.00 $7.92
FOR THRILLIST ONLY: Optional Water Taxi Ticket
Round trip Water Taxi ticket: The water taxi will run to and from Randall's Island from the East 35th Street location. Service running from 3:15 until 10:30PM. 45 minute ride.
Ended $12.00 $1.65
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Event Details

THRILLIST CUSTOMERS: Enter your code in the "enter promotional code" field below the ticket options to viw and then redeem your pre-paid tickets by following the Eventbrite purchase process.

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This event is 21 and over only.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Great Lawn at Randall's Island 
4-5PM Thrillist Ticket Holders Only
5-9PM General Admission Ticket Holders

A limited number of General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
ABOUT MEATOPIA, presented by Whole Foods Market

Meatopia, presented by Whole Foods Market is a unique, meat-centric culinary event, held yearly in New York City, founded and hosted by James Beard Award-winning food writer Josh Ozersky.  Live music, live fires, a prestigious culinary competition, and Whole Foods Market’s legendary Best Butcher Contest all come together to create an unforgettable experience.  This year's theme is "City of Meat" and includes chefs such as Marc Forgione, Adam Perry Lang, April Bloomfield, Sean Brock, Naomi Pomeroy, Michael White, and many, many more. Look for live music by Woods, The Living Kills, and The Slackers. 

Get your tickets early!  Tickets are expected to sell out. Check out Bloomberg restaurant critic Ryan Sutton's evaluation of the Meatopia deal.  

For more details on chefs, dishes, and event updates go to, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

1. Water Taxi – running to Randall's Island from the East 35th Street location ONLY (other water taxi pick-up locations will not take you to Randall's island) running every 30 mintues from 3:10pm until 7:30PM. Return Water Taxi running until 10:30pm. 45 minute ride. (Round trip Water Taxi ride included in General Admission and Group Admission Tickets.)
         East 35th Street Water Taxi Stop
         Located between East 34th and 35th Streets on the East River. Accessible by the 4, 5, or 6
         trains to East 33rd Street, or by the M16 or M34 buses.
2. Parking will be available on Randall's Island for $20, CASH ONLY. Head for the Icahn Stadium lot.
3. The M35 bus runs to Randall's Island from the NW corner of 125th Street and Lexington Ave.
Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5, or 6 trains at 125th Street. 
What to Bring, What not to Bring
Yes – picnic blankets or beach towels, sunscreen, valid driver's license for will-call and/or to drink alcohol, your appetite
No – strollers, outside food and beverage (including alcohol), weapons of any kind, fireworks/explosives, illegal substances, pets, bad attitudes
Additional Information
• There will be no refunds. MEATOPIA will take place rain or shine. Chefs subject to change. 
• There will be no re-entry into the festival.


This ticket entitles only the bearer to enter this event (hereinafter “Event”).  As bearer of this ticket I agree to the following terms and conditions:   I am participating in this Event at my own risk and that Meatopia, its employees, agents, representatives and sponsors (hereinafter “Meatopia”) shall not be liable for any injuries to me, any damages to my property or any claim whatsoever arising out of this Event or in connection with the use of facilities or equipment provided by Meatopia or under its control.  I further agree that I will defend and hold harmless Meatopia for any injury, damage, loss, or liability whatsoever caused by my negligence or the negligence Meatopia arising out of this Event.

I accept full responsibility for complying with New York law regarding consumption of alcohol, and if consuming alcohol, I agree to monitor and limit my alcoholic beverage intake.  I acknowledge that I must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages and that I am prohibited from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

I agree and acknowledge that this event will take place rain or shine. 

I grant Meatopia a non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable, irrevocable license to use my voice, name and likeness to promote future events or to obtain press and media coverage of the Event.

I have sufficient medical/hospital, accident and general liability insurance coverage.

Have questions about MEATOPIA presented by Whole Foods Market? Contact Josh Ozersky

When & Where

Randall's Island Great Lawn

New York, NY 10035

Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Josh Ozersky

Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award–winning food writer and the author of The Hamburger: A History. He writes the "Taste of America" column for Time. You can watch his daily food show at Ozersky.TV and read his column on home cooking on Rachael Ray's website. His most recent book, "Colonel Sanders and the American Dream" was published in May.

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