The Great Hot Dog Cookoff
Date: Saturday, July 21
Location:630 Flushing, South Williamsburg, NY
Cost: TBD. Tickets go on sale June 15th. Find more info here.
The Great Hot Dog Cookoff started as a modest, friendly, cooking competition for Kara Masi and her friends 7 years ago. 50 people hanging out around the grill in year one, passing around a can for charity donations grew to 100 the next year, and 175 the next. After three years of running the hot dog cookoffs out of Kara’s backyard in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the Cookoff upgraded to the headquarters of lead sponsor, Kelso Beer Company, in Clinton Hill in 2009 and brought on co-organizers Jennie Gustafson and Melissa Sands. After three years at Kelso, the Cookoff is headed to 630 Flushing Ave, site of the former Pfizer headquarters and the new center for burgeoning Brooklyn food businesses including McClure’s Pickles, People’s Pops and Kombucha Brooklyn.
All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City to help address the growing needs of the 2.9 million in NYC who are having trouble affording food.