Heritage BBQ Coming to SF for the First Time on Sunday September 13th


Meat on the spit and over the fire at Heritage Fire. Photo by Galdones Photography courtesy of Cochon 555.

Barbecue lovers, you’ll want to get your ticket to the first Heritage BBQ event in San Francisco, happening this Sunday September 13th at Magnolia Brewing Company in Dogpatch. Cochon 555 is putting on the five-city tour, promoting heritage breed pigs, old-world cooking techniques, and global traditions and flavors.

There will be five chefs competing (Dennis Lee of Smokestack/Namu Gaji, Geoff Davis of The Dock, Michael Rafidi of RN74, Nicolai Lipscomb of The Battery, and John Madriaga of Spruce), with each one cooking one whole, family farm-raised, 180-pound heritage pig for a group of 20 judges (and guests, of course). In addition to sampling the competitors’ dishes, your all-inclusive ticket includes “BBQ Traditions,” a tasting inside the event where 10 notable chefs prepare one dish from their favorite barbecue culture, from al asador to Caja China. There will also be wine, beer, cider, and spirits, with some cocktails, artisan cheeses, and sustainable seafood too.

Tickets for general admission (at 5pm) start at $100, and VIP tickets for early admission (at 4pm) are $200. Magnolia Brewery, 2505 3rd St. at 22nd St.