The third annual Western PA Lamb Cook-Off returns September 29th, and this year is even bigger and baaaader! There’s going to be amazing new chef talent cooking the best lamb you’ve ever had! Due to the popularity of the previous two years, the event was moved to the Strip District on 26th Street, between Railroad and Smallman Streets. You don’t have to worry about missing the Steeler game either because they don’t play that day!

Lamb Cook-Off
Photo Credit: Western PA Lamb Cook Off, Facebook

The Lamb Cook-Off features 10 collaborative teams of all star chefs cooking America’s best lamb. Ewe don’t want to miss this! Over 36 Pittsburgh restaurants will be represented, with Headlining Chefs from Gaucho, Whitfield, Cinderlands, Casa Brazil, Vallozzi’s, Vivo Kitchen, and many more! Guest chefs will be competing in front of a panel of judges for the people’s choice award.

Lamb Cook-Off
Photo Credit: Western PA Lamb Cook Off, Facebook

There will be all kinds of awesome local vendors to check out during the event, including drinks and ice cream, which is always a good time. Check out Red Ribbon Soda, samples are free! Also go for a Dark and Stormy, featuring Jamaica’s Finest ginger beer and KingFly Spirits spiced rum. And yeah it’s Fall but it’s been hot lately–you can cool down with Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream! And don’t forget to refresh with Blume Honeywater. Also be sure to make your way over to the water stations provided by Sustainable Water. H2O rules! 

Lamb Cook-Off
Photo Credit: Western PA Lamb Cook Off, Facebook

Your ticket includes unlimited tastings from 10 chef teams, local vendors, giveaways, and swag bag. You can also enjoy amazing wine and beer for $5 and $10. And wait, there’s also cocktails by Bar Marco and Cinderlands Beer! 

Lamb Cook-Off
Photo Credit: Western PA Lamb Cook Off, Facebook

The VIP Experience includes free parking at the HUB (convenient!), shorter drink lines (no waiting, yes!), exclusive access to the Kingfly Spirits “Speakeasy,” complimentary welcome cocktail, access to the outdoor VIP patio, and VIP swag bag. Swag time! 

The event is presented by Table Magazine, Pure Bred Lamb by Elysian Fields, and Chef Thomas Keller. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. 

For tickets click below! $65 Adults $25 Kids  $100 VIP

When: September 29th
Where: Strip District on 26th Street, between Railroad and Smallman Streets 
Time: 2pm – 6pm

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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