Day At The Track

BBQ Battle & the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace

07:44 AM 28 Jun 2019 NZST
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday, July 13th the 4th Annual BBQ Battle returns to the harness racing track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night. $2,000 is up for grabs in the Battle with $500 top prizes for the best brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs. Plus on the track, the top 3 year old pacers compete for the $700,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace title.

From 6-11 p.m. in the Backyard, fans can grab some delicious barbecue and food truck eats from some of the best local food trucks and restaurants in the area.

So far, seven contestants have signed up to compete in this year's Battle including: Magic Mike's Smoked Meats, Dr Dors BBQ, Delicious BBQ, Gentle Giant Brew Co, Smoke & Steer BBQ Grill, Carlitos BBQ and Big Barlow's BBQ.

Additional food and dessert options ranging from empanadas to seafood tacos to burgers to Italian ice and cupcakes will be provided by Empanada Guy, All Surf No Turf, Jersey Roll, 2 Guys Catering, The Mozzarella God, Clydes Italian Ice and House of Cupcakes.

BBQ Battle registration is limited to the first ten entrants. There is a $100 registration fee that must be paid prior to the start of cooking. Those interested in participating should contact Rachel Ryan at RaRyan@playmeadowlands.com

"Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace night is a highlight of our Championship Meet," said Meadowlands General Manager and CEO Jason M. Settlemoir. "This is truly a spectacular night of racing, food and family fun."

In addition to the BBQ Battle, The "Greatest Night in Harness Racing" also takes place on Saturday (July 13) with the featured $700,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace in the spotlight. Also being contested on the card will be the Mistletoe Shalee, Stanley Dancer, Del Miller, William Haughton, Golden Girls and Hambletonian Maturity. Fans can grab a free Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace commemorative T-shirt (while supply lasts), ride the mechanical shark and enter to win a $500 win wager. There is also live music by the Mighty Spectrum Band and bounce houses for the kids.

For more details on the BBQ Battle and the Crawford Farm Meadowlands Pace, visit http://meadowlandspace.com/default.html

 

Rachel Ryan

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