Grub Alert: American Lamb Throwdown

Get your lamb fix at this mega-lamb jam smack-down in Ballard.

They’re firing up the grills, putting on their aprons and getting their heads in the game—and you can watch.  Chef Jason Stoneburner of Bastille, chef Branden Karow of Staple & Fancy, and butcher Russell Flint of Rain Shadow Meats will compete in the American Lamb Throwdown.  Not only can you watch, you can also taste all six of the dishes they make and vote for “People’s Choice.”

These chefs will try to impress the attendees and judge panel in order to win “Best Leg,” “Best Shoulder,” “People’s Choice,” and of course, bragging rights. The competition is sponsored by the American Lamb Board in partnership with Bastille Café & Bar and the cuts of lamb leg and shoulder are provided by Reed Anderson of Anderson Ranch.

Tickets include lamb tasting, one drink ticket and a goody bag.  You can also buy additional beer and wine.  Get those tickets soon because space is limited to 100 guests.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Community for Youth, which serves Seattle students in vulnerable schools and provides them with support and development of the social, emotional and academic skills needed for graduation and beyond.

Who: Jason Stonburner, Branden Karow and Russell Flint compete. You eat.

When: Saturday, August 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: In the park across from Bastille Café & Bar (5307 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle)

How much: $25. Tickets here.