Brisket is enjoying a sustained moment in the sun in New York City. While it’s true that the glorious cut has been a life force for the Jewish community for decades, it’s only been in the past couple years that the Texas tradition of barbecuing the breast of the steer has come into the spotlight. Daniel Delaney of BrisketTown is playing a major role in the renaissance. His summer meat series; Brisketlab was responsible for the ritual slaughter of half the breeding stock of the Empire State.
At the same time, native Texan Ari White entered the fray with a series of sold-out barbecue pop up restaurants called Texas Smokehouse BBQ. The Bronx never had it so good.
As is customary, a proving grounds has now been established: Brisket King NYC is taking shape for February 20th 2013. Lots of cooking teams are entered into the event but from our seat in Austin Texas, the epicenter of the USA barbecue world, we reckon it comes down to Delaney vs White.
Balance of power.
Here’s the list of event participants:
2012 Brisket King of NYC John Brown Smokehouse
John Stage, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Hugh Mangum, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
Daniel Delaney, BrisketTown
Simon Glenn, Tchoup Shop
Sam Barbieri, Waterfront Ale House and Fuhgeddaboutit BBQ
Andrew Burman, Taboonette
Melt Shop Grilled Cheese
East Village Meat Market
Chef Robbie Richter
Møsefund Farm’s Mangalitsa Pork Brisket will team with a guest chef TBA
Jimmy’s No. 43 will team with High Point Farms
Hudson Valley Harvest will team with an upstate farmer
Adirondack Grazers Grassfed Beef Co-Op will team with a guest chef TBA
Hakadosh BBQ with pit boss Ari White
With additional BBQ chefs and food purveyors TBA
We have a feeling some of these folks aren’t actually “competing” At least we hope the poor misguided souls at Melt Shop Grilled Cheese aren’t going to crash and burn at the meat party.
Buy a ticket http://brisketkingnyc.com/ for $45
and report back.
more on Ari White http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2013/1/23/Texas-Pit-Boss-Ari-White-Sets-To-Cooking-Meat-In-NYC-Hakadosh-BBQ
and an interview with Delaney http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/daniel-delaney-of-brisketlab-sits-down-with-rl-reeves-jr/