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What to Do Father’s Day: Free Burgers, Some BBQ + Brews, and Some Horsing Around!

14 Jun

Quoted from the Merriam Webster Dictionary:

Dad:  (noun) The person who gave put you into this world; the person who can take you out of this world; the person who sold his kidney to put you through college; the person who lives off a steady diet of hamburgers and bbq.

Well, let’s honor dad a bit this Sunday, huh?

Station Eats:  Stamford and New Canaan

Bring Pops to Station Eats and he’ll receive a FREE Station Burger.  Show him some love and treat him to a shake and some fries with that, too.  Remember that there’s a huge beer garden at the Stamford location if you want to treat dad to al fresco dining.  :)  Don’t forget that there’s easy parking.  Just pull into the garage at 70 Atlantic Street and they’ll validate your parking ticket (weekdays after 5 pm, btw).

Horsing Around for Charity:  BBQ, Music, Wines, Microbrews, and Stuff to Keep the Kids Busy With

Quit Your Horsing Around! Oh, I’ll Pull This Car Over! What? Wanna Test Me?

Tickets to Horsing Around for Charity are $40 ($45 at the door cash/check), but kids 12 and under are free.  There will be lots of food, people to teach dad more about the art of BBQ, music from The Short Bus, wines, microbrews, and lots of things for kids to do.  So, give dad a break again.  You go off, get your face painted, go shopping, and let him eat some BBQ and drink some brews.  Being a dad ain’t easy, ya know?  It’s simply exhausting being the father of two cats and an insanely fetch-driven dog.  Being a dad of humans just might be a bit harder, I guess.

Father’s Day

1 pm – 5:30 pm

Greenwich Polo Club

Conyers Farm

Greenwich, CT

Connecticut’s Largest BBQ Fest Coming to Mohegan Sun!

4 May

Need your BBQ fix and need it soon?  Well, check out the largest BBQ Fest in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun from June 1st-June 3rd.  Yes, that’s three days of BBQ.  Three days.  Sun BBQ Fest goes down in the Winter Parking Lot, so start stretching those bellies.  Just a sampling of what to expect:  BBQ demos, live bands, “BB QnA” sessions with Pitmaster Troy Black, DJ Chef Marc Weiss, shop the Sardilli Farmer’s Market, conquer the mechanic bull, and watch Joey “Jaws” Chestnut devour ribs in a spectacular eating contest.  Let’s gnaw on this a bit:

$30 per day.  That’s pretty inexpensive for the food and fun.  Use the money you saved on some blackjack hands. ;)

You’ll get 8 food tickets.  Kids 10 and under are free, but food tickets are extra for them.

BBQ Goodness

They will have ribs, pulled pork,  good ol’ fashioned BBQ chicken, and more for you to taste and drool over.  You’ll be able to meet (meat?) some of the nation’s best experts and vendors, too.  Imagine picking up lots of great rubs, sauces, tools, and tips.  Ah, there aren’t too many things better in life that that.  You’ll also be able to check out the wares of Sardilli Produce and Dairy so you could get all your sides ready for the BBQ experience of a lifetime!

BBQ on the Brain

Learn how to BBQ like a pitmaster champ, chump.  There will be lots of chances for you to learn skills and tips from the masters and you’ll also be able to take part in a question and answer session with Troy Black.  You’ll also be able to meet Ray Lampe aka Dr. BBQ.  Take notice:  your bbq game’s ’bout to be elevated to the next level.

Lots of Fun

Check out performers like Robert Cray, Jay Dempsey & Highway Call, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Mammoth Jack, and Shady Creek.  Also, not to be missed is DJ Chef Marc Weiss who will be spinning music and putting together some dishes at the same time.  Not sure how that will work, but we are intrigued…quite intrigued.

Lastly, check out the man who put Takeru Kobayashi (is it sad or awesome that I know how to spell his name) to shame…Joey “Jaws” Chestnut.  He’ll be competing in a rib eating contest on Saturday, 6/2 at 4 pm. Back on 8/27/08, Joey devoured 9.8 pounds of pork rib meat at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in 12 minutes.  He holds the record now, so we wonder if he’ll be able to beat his IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating, duh) record.

NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian from opening until the close of the event. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

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