Saturday blew in rainy, then sunny, then rainy again, but that didn't stop the meat-hungry hordes from boarding the Water Taxi to Randalls Island for this year's Meatopia. As mentioned, the event had an A-list lineup of chefs: Michael White, Zak Pelaccio, April Bloomfield, and lots more. Visiting luminaries included Sean Brock, brisket maestro Aaron Franklin out of Austin (whose Franklin barbecue tent had a perennial queue even as the rain poured down), and Top Chef Masters season three contestant Naomi Pomeroy (PDX's Beast), who served one of our favorite bites, a jerky-like morsel of "beef finger." As the rain began to pour, most took refuge in the Amstel Light or Dickel whiskey bar tents not the worst way to pass a storm. See all the photos, straight ahead.
Pork collar with thai chili sauce by Night Kitchen's Kris Yenbamroong.
Adam Sappington's turkey tail.
One-thousand-pound steer at Pat LaFrieda.
Jon Adam's "Vegas Strip" steak with pickled red onion and carrot salad.
Pollo ai ajillo by John Walsh.
Jonathon Sawyer's scrambled brains and eggs with sweetbreads and lamb liver bottarga.
Takashi Inoue's beef belly, nakaochi kalbi, tounge, and heart.
Rib steaks fresh off the grill at Marc Forgione's.
Yazoo Sue and rainbow frozen yogurt by Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream.
Zac Pelaccio's spit-roasted duck.
The formidiable line for Aaron Franklin's brisket.
Paella Portuguessa with pork belly by Alex Guarnaschelli.
Tim Byre's butcher steak with pickled celery, mustard caviar, and buttermilk.
Danish meatballs with creamy dill sauce by Franklin Becker.
Craig Koketsu's Peking chicken sausage.
Night + Market's Kris Yenbamroong.
Pizza al Carpaccio with Piedmontese eye round beef by Extra Virgin's Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar.
Spit-roasted short ribs wih castelvetrano olives, celery, walnuts, and horseradish.
The crew at John Walsh's station enjoying the weather.
Julia Jaksic's Mini Balkan burgers.
Grilled Hampshire pork cheeks with late summer mostarda by Michael White.
St. Louis spare ribs and barbecued jumbo cicken wings by John Stage.
Eduard Frauneder's veal breast roulade wth arugula, peach, and rye bread mustard vinaigrette.
April Bloomfield chats with fans while prepping portions of BBQ.
Andy Little's Scrapple with chow-chow vinaigrette.
The Fatback Collective's barbecue.
Noah Bernamoff's veal brisket with pickled tomato.
Tandoori chicken with pistachio, fennel, and cinnamon sauce and tomato rice by Hemant Mathur.
The grill team at the US Navy SEAL's station.
Bacon-wrapped venison with jalapeño and cream cheese.
Naomi Pomery of Beast in Portland, Oregon.
BZ grill's seftalia with pita and tzatziki.
Shane McBride's smoked duck neck gumbo.
Rillete of squab by Harold Moore.
Alex Guarnaschelli's canard à la presse with sauce chassuer.
Mike Toscano's grilled quail.
Phillipe Massoud's pulled allepo and sumac-rubbed lamb sandwiches.
Grilling house-made sausage at sponsor Whole Food's tent as rain clouds gather.
Speaking of rain clouds ...
Sangria-marinated butcher steak with hearts of romaine alla Caesar by Joe Campanaro.
Sean Brock shares a laugh while prepping servings of barbecue at the Fatback Collective's station.
Santiago Garat's Uruguayan-style lamb with chimichurri.
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