BBQ & Craft Beer Festival at Monmouth Park



Don’t miss our celebration of everything barbeque at the annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket – it’s all back and better than ever, served up by some of the Garden State’s best BBQ joints. In addition, cool off with a cold one in the beer garden with live music by After The Reign, courtesy of Thunder 106.3!

Saturday & Sunday, August 30th and 31st 11:30 am – 5:30 pm at Monmouth Park Racetrack

Vendors include: Ben’s BBQ, Chop Shop BBQ, DRJ Catering, El Lechon De Negron, Enzo’s Pizza, Five Sisters Catering, Jersey Shore BBQ, JT’s Drive In, LLC , Kim Chi Smoke, Local Smoke BBQ, Mary Queen of Pork, Chimney Cake Factory, Chip Stix, Coney Waffle, Four Boys Concession, Kona Ice, Waffle de Lys & Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda

$3. general admission gets you into the track AND festival area. Food items are priced a la carte. Beer Garden is $10 for ten 2oz samples and a commemorative mini-Pilsner glass.

Sponsored by World Jeep, New Jersey Lottery, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism and Star Ledger


2014 Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off Winners

Best Crab Cake – Bahr’s Landing
Best of the Rest – Red Hook Lobster Pound for their Maine-style Lobster Roll
People’s Choice, Best Crab Cake: Ike’s Famous Crab Cakes
People’s Choice, Best of the Rest – Bacon on Wheels for their tempura-fried Soft Shell Crab Taco. Bacon on Wheels also won the Fun 107.1 Delicious award, chosen by the team from 107.1
In the Home Cookin’ Amateur Crab Cake Contest, Dan Reilly of River Edge won for a lump crab and claw crab cake, accented with olive oil, garlic powder, sriracha and chipotle mayo. Dan hopes to own a food truck soon!
For more on this, read

Bahrs, Red Hook Lobster Pound win top honors at Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off

By Peter Genovese | The Star-Ledger

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