Meat Fight (n): a Texas barbecue competition benefiting the National MS Society.

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This is Meat Fight. Not Cole Slaw Fight.
2010 Meat Fight judge expresses disgust upon seeing a vegetable on his plate.

In 2010, we started Meat Fight® with a few friends and a keg in our backyard. Our Texas barbecue competition has four categories: brisket, pulled pork, sausage and Wild Card.

In 2012, we brought the meats to the masses for the first time. 12 fancy Dallas chefs competed for barbecue glory, and they were judged by the best barbecue minds in the best barbecue state. We ate meat, we drank whiskey, and we raised $20,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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In 2013, we demolished that number and raised $50,000. We even had Nick Offerman as a special guest.

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12 Dallas chefs competed. There were many meats. There were many beers. We ate bacon doughnuts, we ate beef jerky, and then we raised a meat ton of money. Oh, and obviously there was a giant glitter pig.

In 2014, we had 16 competing chefs, a meat midway filled with midway games, and we raised $100,000 for the National MS Society and people living with MS in DFW. In 2015, we raised $150,000. In 2016, with the help of 1,000 attendees, we raised $175,000! And this year, with the help of our sponsors and your generous donations, we’ll raise even more. Here’s to meat, beers, and finding a cure for MS.

Wanna know more about where the money goes? Click here.

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Many thanks to all of our generous sponsors. Meat Fight simply wouldn't be possible without you.

If you're interested in sponsoring Meat Fight, email:

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Photography by: Jeff Amador, Nicholas McWhirter, Anne Marie Pfeiffer, Cecily Johnson, Robert Strickland, Catherine Downes
who we are
Alice Laussade, CEO
Alice is a James Beard Award-winning writer, and is also known as The Mother of Meat Fight.

Mike Laussade, General Counsel
Mike writes meat contracts by day and is a 2-time winner of Meat Fight's pulled pork category (2010, 2011).

Mike Cox, CFO
Mike's ribs won the blue ribbon at Blues, Bandits & BBQ's 2013. He also is a master of meat financials.

Photography by: Nicholas McWhirter, Anne Marie Pfeiffer, Cecily Johnson, Robert Strickland, Catherine Downes
contact us
Questions about Meat Fight?
Meat Fight benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Our mission is to make the lives of those living with MS brighter, and ultimately, to find a cure for MS.

Meat FIght donates 100% of base ticket price (before service fees) directly to the National MS Society and programs that support those living with MS (Including our original Meat Fight Meat Bike program, which gives bikes to those living with MS.)