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

In 2010, we started Meat Fight® with a few friends in our backyard. Our Texas barbecue competition has four categories: brisket, pulled pork, sausage and Wild Card (a mystery meat that's revealed close to competition time).

In 2012, we brought the meats to the masses for the first time. Dallas chefs competed for barbecue glory, and they were judged by the best barbecue minds in 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.

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In 2014, we had 16 competing chefs, a meat midway filled with midway games, and we raised $100,000!! 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.

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Photography by: Nicholas McWhirter, Anne Marie Pfeiffer, Cecily Johnson, Robert Strickland, Catherine Downes

Watch this amazing video from our friends at the Dallas Observer to see the definition of a Meat Fight (starring the-unbelievably-generous-and-kind Nick Offerman).

Check out the video here, if it's not viewable.

Meat Fight 2014 Sponsors

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

And special, meat-smoked thank-yous to Mitch McCasland and Brian & Cindy Hanson for their individual contributions.

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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 2014?
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.

This year, we are working closely with members of the NMSS to create original Meat Fight programs that will directly benefit those living with MS.