Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook-Off
Since 2005, The Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook-off has brought to Fairhope a unique combination of searing Western BBQ-style steaks, Mardi Gras Carnival atmosphere and a chance to “see and be seen” at one of the most fun annual events hosted on the Eastern Shore. A whole year’s worth of planning comes together when teams of both professional chefs and local luminaries test their epicurean grilling skills on prime rib eye steaks. The event kicks off on Friday evening when the merchants along South Bancroft Street shut their stores and relinquish the street to every manner of wood- and charcoal-fired grills, from custom BBQ trailers to Texas Smokers. Rules specify that only authentic wood grilling can be used, and as the coals are beginning to get just right, the festival attendees come through the gates and the band starts to get under way. Each year there are usually opportunities for V.I.P. sponsorships, raffles or silent auction events, dancing in the streets, and more.Advanced admission tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Baron’s Inn, Lyons Share, and Piggly Wiggly in Fairhope. Tickets are also available at the door for $60. For more information visit www.fairhopesteak.org or call 251-929-8400.