Meat Week

2014 Schedule


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

3:00 pm Details

Fette Sau

7:30 pm Details

Tres Carnes

7:30 pm Details


7:30 pm Details

Mighty Quinn's

7:30 pm Details

Mable's Smokehouse

7:30 pm Details

The Strand Smokehouse

5:00 pm Details

Hometown Bar-B-Que

5:00 pm Details

Years Active

Captain’s Log

Day 3: Tres Carnes Jan 28, 2014

Great time at Fette Sau last night! Small crowd, but great food. We had the lucky opportunity to meet Kevin from the New York BBQ Lovers group. Hopefully our groups will be meating together more often in the future.

Tonight we're heading to Tres Carnes in Flatiron. It's a very small restaurant, with only about 10-12 seats. Fortunately, they are saving  their "big" table just for us! So get there on time if you want to guarantee yourself a seat with the cool kids. Until tonight, you can check out this fantastic menu to find your meat motivation.

Day 2: Fette Sau Jan 27, 2014

Day Two is here! First of all, we had a great time yesterday at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Thanks to everyone there for being so accommodating of our group. Tonight we turn our attention to Williamsburg, home of Fette Sau, one of the best barbecue joints in all of the five boroughs.

As many of you may already know, Fette Sau is famous for their long line. Expect to wait at least 10-15 minutes to get your order placed and get your food from the counter. They also don't take reservations, so our group will be fighting for table space together with all the other customers. That shouldn't be too big of a problem, hopefully.

One recommendation: they don't always have it, but if they've got the smoked duck tonight, be sure you get some! It's amazing.

Day 1: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Gowanus) Jan 26, 2014

Can you believe it's finally here? In a little under three hours, Meat Weekers from all over NYC will descend on Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Gowanus. We've made a reservation for 19 people (that's how many RSVPs we have). Unfortunately, if you didn't RSVP, you'll need to make your own reservation, or just have a seat at the bar with any other latecomers. In the mean time, here's some music to get you in the mood.

Please RSVP Jan 20, 2014

Hey, y'all! Meat Week is only a few days away. Are you as excited as we are?

This post is about our new RSVP system. Instead of bombarding you with loads of emails and Facebook invites, this year we're asking that you RSVP here, on

From the New York City page, just click on  for the nights you'll be attending.

At the bottom of that event page, you'll see the RSVP button.

If you don't already have an account on, you'll need to sign up to RSVP. It's very simple. Just fill out your contact info and you're ready to go.

The most difficult part of organizing Meat Week is dealing with reservations/seating at the restaurants. Folks say they're coming and show up half an hour late, or not at all. Or they don't RSVP and show up with five people, all hoping to sit at the Meat Week table. As you can imagine, this can be an annoyance for the restaurant, our server, and your fellow Meat Weekers.

You don't have to RSVP right this second. Maybe you're not sure which days you'll be there? But, please try to RSVP before noon on the day of the event. We need at least that much time to let the restaurant know how many people we're expecting. If you want to drop in at the last second, try tweeting @meatweeknyc to let us know and we'll save you a seat.

We realize, of course, there's really no great solution to this problem. This is New York City. Trains, work, traffic, crazy people, etc. can all change your plans suddenly and without warning. All we are asking is that you please help us out a little. RSVP for any events you're attending, and show up on time. Thank you!

Vincent & Mack