Southern Brooklyn

Brooklyn Chili Smackdown Looking for a Few Good Chefs

(Steak: Because you like it.)

Robert Fernandez, the organizer of the annual Southern Brooklyn meatfest Grillin’ On The Bay, has asked that we let everyone know that the event is now seeking contestants for its two competitions. The activities take place April 4 on the corner of East 18th Street and Avenue Z (the St. Marks playground).

First up is the grilling competitions, with four categories (chicken, fish, pork and chef’s choice). Entry costs as little as $75, and all profits go to support St. Marks Catholic School – so all the little kids get to benefit from you filling your gullet with meat and booze. Mmm… helping the community has never tasted so good.

The pepper-fueled Brooklyn Chili Smackdown’s People’s Choice Chili Contest (say that 10 times fast. No… say it one time fast) is free to enter. All types of chili allowed. Winner gets $100, plus the right to be called the chiliest dude of Sheepshead Bay.

We here at Sheepshead Bites love the Grillin’ On The Bay events. Even if you don’t feel up to muster (mustard?) to compete, patrons can buy the right to eat all the chili they want for a measly $10, and then a little more for the grilled meats. Where else can you get a sampling of bangin’ burnin’ chili for so little greenbacks?

Details after the jump.

This is the info from Fernandez:

Grillin’ On The Bay 2009
To benefit St. Mark School Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Sanctioned by The New England Barbeque Society
Sponsored by RUB BBQ and Butternuts Beer and Ale

Grillin’ On The Bay
Saturday April 4, 2009

Corner of East 18th Street and Avenue Z, Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn
Four Grilling Categories: Chicken Breast, Fish, Pork and Chef’s Choice
$75 to $125 to Enter – Cash and Fabulous Prizes


The Brooklyn Chili Smack Down
People’s Choice Chili Contest
Any type of Chili you want to make.
You call it Chili – WE call it Chili

Free to Enter
$100 to the winner!
$10 All the Chili you can eat – Till it runs out!

For more information:
Website: Http://
or call 917-763-5062

This contest is not affiliated with the Kansas City Barbeque Society or any Chili Contest Sanctioning body.

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