Who will be Louisville's "BBQ King?" Heritage BBQ

Who will be Louisville's "BBQ King?" Heritage BBQ

Heritage BBQ presented by Goose Island Beer Co. is bringing its flavor-packed, global BBQ tour back to Louisville this Sunday, September 7th. Five local and notable chefs to put their love of globally-influenced whole pig BBQ to the test in a friendly but fierce competition to promote the consumption of heritage breed pigs raised by local family farms.

Who will be Louisville's "BBQ King?" Heritage BBQ

Last year’s winner, Annie Pettry of Decca, is leaving it all up to the boys this time around. This year’s competing chefs include Levon Wallace of Proof on Main at 21c Museum Hotel, Tyler Morris of Rye on Market, Brian Enyart of El Camino, Jeffery Dailey of Corbett’s and Ryan Rogers of Feast BBQ. Each chef will be given a 200 pound heritage breed pig to create six dishes for a crowd of pork-loving enthusiasts. A panel of 20 respected judges will vote for Louisville’s “BBQ King.”

Additionally this year, Heritage BBQ will debut “BBQ TRADITIONS,” a series of pop-up pairings where notable chefs will serve one dish that best exemplifies a culinary tradition and BBQ culture from anywhere in the world such as Braai from Africa, Char Siu from China, Churrasco from Brazil and Barbacoa from Mexico.

Who will be Louisville's "BBQ King?" Heritage BBQ

Guests will also experience:

  • The Goose nest, an area featuring the rare Bourbon County Beers and Vintage Ales
  • A Pop-Up Butcher Shop
  • Special “Summer Citrus” cocktail from Four Roses Bourbon
  • “Perfect Manhattan” Bourbon Bar to celebrate National Bourbon Month
  • TarTare Bar featuring Creekstone Farms and an artisan cheese bar
  • Portfolio tasting of Crispin Ciders, amazing wines, and a Mezcal Bar
  • “Ice Cream Social” with James Beard Award Winner, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

  • Who will be Louisville's "BBQ King?" Heritage BBQ

    “This is the new Q that celebrates hundreds of grilling - and smoking -traditions from around the world. We are on a mission to redefine BBQ as social eating, the act of gathering around fire, making friends and eating responsibly-raised animals. Together we work around the clock to preserve timeless family traditions from all over the globe. The bottom line is to host an event that develops the conversation of local food and heritage pigs, thus creating long-term growth, jobs on farms and better food choices for the future,” explains Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555.

    Don’t miss out the epic foodie event of the year! Come find out who will be named as Louisville’s BBQ King.

    Tickets for general admission start at $100, and VIP tickets for early admission are $200. To purchase tickets, visit the website http://cochon555.com/2014-tour/louisville/.  

    Where: 21c Museum Hotel

    700 West Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    When: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

    4 p.m. – 8 p.m.


    Started in 2012 in an effort to bridge the gap between family farms and all categories of BBQ restaurants, Heritage BBQ by Cochon 555, is the first national BBQ competition dedicated to supporting a new direction for heritage breed pigs by expanding the conversation to a global economy. Created by Cochon 555 Founder Brady Lowe, Heritage BBQ engages existing BBQ restaurants in the local and sustainable food conversation taking place nationwide while simultaneously breaking ground on a new hyper-local, globally-themed, farm-supporting BBQ.

    For more details about the events, visit www.cochon555.com or follow @cochon555 on Twitter.