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Check out the delicious winners of Time Out’s Ultimate Restaurant Grill Off

Check out the delicious winners of Time Out’s Ultimate Restaurant Grill Off
Photograph: Margaret Ferrec

This Saturday, Time Out New York took advantage of near-perfect summer weather under a gorgeous blue sky to host the Ultimate Restaurant Grill Off presented by Bud Light! The sold-out event took place at LIC Landing in Long Island City with nine restaurants (including Colonia Verde, Fat Pig, Dinosaur BBQ, Cheese Grille, Tertulia, BarKogi, Rainhas Churrascaria, Kings of Kobe and Coffeemania) grilling up meat, veggies, fruit and more. Not only did weekend warriors get to eat and drink Bud Light to their hearts’ content, but they got free swag like hats and water bottles, played cornhole, and danced to the beats of DJ Jeronimo while taking in those amazing views of the Manhattan skyline.

 

Photograph: Margaret Ferrec

 

Each attendee was able to try one sample from each griller (and sip on complimentary Bud Light along the way), then vote for their favorite. The coveted voters' choice award went to Dinosaur BBQ, which served smoked chicken wings with mustard lockdown sauce. After our esteemed judges panel worked their way through all the options, they too chose a crowned winner of the Judges' Award: Colonia Verde! The restaurant whipped up maple glazed pork belly and grilled arepas with hominy. And finally, the Home Grill Off winner was Heather Janey.

The Ultimate Restaurant Grill Off made us all shout, "Grill, baby, grill!" during one of the loveliest summer days yet. Join us at our next big event!

Photograph: Margaret Ferrec

 

 

 

Photograph: Margaret Ferrec

 

 

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K__ann tastemaker

Thanks TimeOut and BudLight for hosting such a fun event. There were tons of beers, meat, games and some dancing! Me and my friends attended the second session and witnessed a beautiful sunset in Long Island Landing. Good food, great company and the views of NYC—what a summer treat!

Anyway, congrats to all winners!! We loved Dinosaur BBQ too! The Smoked Chicken Wings with Mustard Lockdown Sauce were marinated well—savory flavor at every bite. Then there’s Cheese Grille’s Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese that came with a pickled jalapeños (Amaziiing!). I thought Fat Pig’s pork Brisket was interesting—provided a variety of sauces to go with. I believe I got a passion fruit sauce and boy I was surprised at how the flavors complemented each other.

But I’m still bummed we missed out on other winners such as Colonia Verde, Coffeemania and Tertulia’s. They must've been sold out since the first session because we tried to coming back to sample their items but the tables were always empty. Lol. Just our luck huh! For that matter I would recommend going for the 1st round (if you can) next time.