Battle For the Best Steak In North Texas at This June 8th Cook-off

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Fire up your fire pit and drag your tongs over to West Lake Park in Hickory Creek on Lake Lewisville on June 8. That’s where the 2013 North Texas Steak Cook-off flares up at midday. It’s a chance to win $2,500. If I wasn’t judging the event, I’d be taking home first, second and third place trophies. But you’re in luck, because you can win this year.  You like to cook on a Big Green Egg? Bring it. An open pit? Dig it. A sous vide bath and blow torch? Bring them, too. It’s no-holds-barred at this battle. It’s all part of Summerfest on the Lake, an outdoor party featuring music, crafts, art, classic cars and the steak cook-off. The best part: except for the one steak sent to the judges, all the other steaks cooked in the competition are served to the public. “The North Texas Steak Cook-off will be the first ever Steak Cook-off Association sanctioned cook-off held in DFW,” says Brett Gallaway, the event’s organizer.

Remember last year when Sander Wolf and dozens of other Dallas residents signed up for a free steak from Tre Wilcox but got punked by Wal-Mart instead? Brett Gallaway was the guy behind that, too. Expect to see a film crew mulling around this time, too:  Gallaway says he’s pitching the event to tv producers as a reality show rather than as a commercial.


Brett sent along these details:

The event will feature the best of the best, cooking 16oz rib-eye steaks, to see who cooks the best steak in the Southwest!

     Bring your family out and enjoy a day of great food, great entertainment and world class food on Beautiful Lake Lewisville.  Cowboy Steak dinner tickets will be $20 and you will get a delicious 16oz rib-eye steak, potato salad and beans.  You can also purchase a “Grazing Pass” to sample appetizers from the competiting teams for $5.

     Trophies and prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th place.  Teams will also compete in a showmanship and pit construction categories.  In addition to these categories you teams can compete in our Appetizer Challenge.

North Texas Steak Cookoff Prizes are:

1st Place  $2500 plus trophy

2nd Place $1500 plus trophy

3rd Place  $750 plus trophy

4th Place  $500 plus trophy

5th Place  $250 plus trophy

Appetizer Challenge Prizes

1st Place    $300 plus trophy

2nd Place  $200 plus trophy

3rd Place   $100 plus trophy

Pit Construction winner will receive a trophy!

Gallaway promises plenty of steak to go around (you can buy a 16 ounce rib-eye dinner — cooked by one of the competing teams — for $20 if you buy a ticket here). There are already about 30 teams entered to compete. If you want to take a shot at the money, the entry form is on the web site. Gallaway and the Cook-off will provide the steaks, so all the teams will be on even footing.