Fort Worth becomes center of steak universe during world championship cookoff in October
An "all-day tailgating party" is coming to Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth.
The World Steak Championship hosts 50 to 60 cook teams competing to make the best steak on Oct. 24 outside the famous Fort Worth honky tonk. All teams are instructed to present a 16-ounce rib-eye, cooked medium, to a panel of judges. The first-place winner gets a whopping $7,500.
The public can attend the World Steak Championship for free, though a ticket to sample appetizers from each cook team costs $40 per person.
Attendees will also get to chat with the cooks, who will converge on Fort Worth from all over the world. The outdoor event will also include live music and vendors selling grills and other cooking products.
The teams competing can cook their steak however they wish, which means some opt for cast-iron skillets while others sizzle their steak directly on the grill. All that matters is that it tastes great and is cooked a perfect medium, says Ken Phillips, who's putting on the event.
He says this event, as well as the qualifying events around D-FW, are family-friendly. His aim is to make the "sport of steak cookoffs" better known and better organized.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Oct. 24; event begins at noon. Free; tasting tickets cost $40 per person. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 15. Takes place in Rodeo Plaza, at Billy Bob's: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth.