Meatopia. What Else Do We Need to Say?

It's on an Island! Pretty sweet, right?

It’s on an island! Pretty sweet, right?

Before we all head off for the long, barbecue-filled weekend to celebrate this fine, fine country we live in with an appropriate outdoor feast — ours will feature the just to the market peaches and corn and heirloom tomatoes, yes!– we just wanted to remind you all that next Sunday is Meatopia – a Good Beer event we don’t have a hand in, other than one smeared with barbecue sauciness, that is.

But we’re still pretty excited about it. With a name like that, you pretty much know it’s going to be awesome without even knowing the details, but we’ll give you a few to make sure you show up.

It’s on Governor’s Island, tickets start at $25, it’s all day, part of the proceed go to Slow Food USA and Just Food and the beer is made by Sixpoint Craft Ales, including one special smoky brew just for the occasion, and there’ll be at least 30 pretty damn amazing chefs making meats sourced with sustainable goodness in mind. In fact, we’re just gonna list em and their meat-makers right here:

Seamus Mullen,  Boqueria

Robbie Richter,  Fatty ‘Cue

Chris Hart,  I-Que BBQ Team (World Champions)

Joey Campanaro, the little owl

Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto

Chris Lee,  Aureole

Scott Smith,  R.U.B.

Franklin Becker, Abe & Arthurs

Michael Lomonaco,  Porter House New York

Charles Grund,  Hill Country

Sue Torres,  Sueños Restaurant

Kenji Lopez-Alt,  KA Cuisine

Noah Bernamoff,  Mile End Deli

Akhtar Nawab, La Esquina

Bobby Hellen,  Resto

Sam Barbieri,  Fugeddaboutit BBQ Team

Ed Wilson,  Wilson’s BBQ

Patrick Connolly,  Bobo

Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, The Meatball Shop

Philippe Massoud, Ilili

and a dozen more!

Featuring Meats From:

LaFrieda Meats, New York, New York

Bev Eggleston’s EcoFriendly Foods, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Up Hill Farm, Clinton Corners, New York

Slope Farms, Meredith, New York

Senat Poultry Farm, Paterson, New Jersey

Flying Pigs Farm, Shushan, New York

High Point Farms, Trumansburg, New York

Arcadian Farm, Sloansville, NY

Ledge Rock Farm, Rensselaerville Township, New York

8 O’ Clock Ranch, DeKalb Junction, New York

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Rachel Wharton is the editor of Edible Brooklyn. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.