We had a great time at Meatopia last year and want to keep our dear foodie readers in the loop on all the best feasting events.  Well, unless you’re a vegetarian or vegan, in case you will have a TERRIBLE time and want to throw away all your morals and chow down on all the delicious meats…

Anyhow, this year the theme is “City of Meat,” and we are expecting glorious architecture of meats.  We can’t wait.


Meatopia 2012: City of Meat

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Randall’s Island Park

On September 8th, Meatopia, presented by Whole Foods, will take place on Randall’s Island Park and feature the biggest, most ambitious line-up of chefs and meat dish offerings in the history of the event, now in its ninth official year. This will be the most ambitious iteration yet of the so-called “Woodstock of Edible Animals,” with a chef roster drawn from everywhere from Hong Kong to the United States Special Forces.  Whole Foods Market’s national Best Butcher contest will again see its finals on the Meatopia stage.

This year’s theme is “Meatopia 2012: City of Meat,” and groups nearly forty chefs in meat-themed “neighborhoods” such as Carcass Hill, The Deckle District, Offalwood, and the Meatopia County Game Reserve.  Meatopia’s charity partner, the Armed Forces Foundation, will be represented by a BBQ cooking team made up of active duty members of SEAL Team Six, as well as by “Wounded Warrior” VIP guests.  City Harvest will also be receiving a large food donation for hungry New Yorkers.  Other first-time Meatopia additions live feature musical acts, including Woods and The Living Kills, and world-famous mural artist Laurel True creating an interactive meat mural with the crowd.

A special ferry service will be running directly to the Meatopia site from multiple locations.