Get stoked: Dynamic line up of award winning chefs battle the flames for meatyLive Fire! competition
Protein deficient? Lucky for you, an opportunity to make good on meat eating lies in wait just around the corner. The Austin Food and Wine Alliance (AFWA) will host the encore of its Live Fire! fundraising event on April 26, which debuted last year to pleased palates and rave reviews.
Noted as the chosen "legacy event" carried from the original Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival and into the inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival, Live Fire! pits (pun intended) master meat-cookers and barbecuers against one another to raise money for AFWA's grant programs for chefs, farmers, artisan producers and other culinary innovative non-profits.
Twelve chefs from Austin, San Antonio and Portland, OR will stoke the flames, including well-known names like Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Ned Elliot of Foreign & Domestic and John Bullington of the Alamo Drafthouse. Live Fire! leads into the three-day Austin Food & Wine Festival which will bring a slate of national and internationally recognized chefs to Austin.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 21 and cost $75. Upon entrance into the The Salt Lick on April 26, ticket-holders will be showered with live music and mountains of masterfully cooked meat, as well as wine, craft beer and premium spirit tastings.
Full list of the heavily-decorated, participating chefs: