Meat Church Blog

EGGtoberfest 2014 videos October 18 2014

Check the official Big Green Egg video out HERE. Advance to the 4:00 minute mark to check us out!


Then you can check to our our own Go Pro video below in fast forward. Thanks Mike Gamble!!!

Big Green Egg's Eggtoberfest was a success! October 16 2014

You know you did something correct when you have a line all day long like we did yesterday. It had to be 50 deep for most of the day. Very, very cool. We cooked so hard yesterday that I am sore today. We ended up taking 2nd out of 65 teams in the recipe contest judged by the 5,000 folks in attendance!! 

It was so much fun cooking with people on our team that drove from Massachusetts (20 hours), Missouri (12), Florida (7.5), Tennessee and Georgia. Wait, and I came from Texas. These were all folks we have met online through Instagram, Twitter, etc. Our cook would not have been possible without them and they worked their tails off. Big Green Craig and I owe each of you!

We went with a very ambitious cook considering our main dish\contest entry was sushi. But, we were willing to take the risk to do something a little more chefy. Our maple bacon cookies, corn dog brisket bites and Spanish paella seemed to be well liked.

There were so many cool moments yesterday. Getting to cook with my brother from another mother, Matt Pittman. (BTW, let me tell you something. That guy is passionate about Egging and can cook his ass off.) Winning 2nd Place out of 65 in the Recipe Contest Entry.Linkie Marais leaving her demo area just to come try our food and take a pic.  Being literally the last people to leave Eggtoberfest because we hung out and drank some cold pops and ate leftovers for hours in the parking lot. That is why the Egghead community is so d*mn awesome!

We can't wait for next year. Enjoy some the video and some pics....  


Official Eggtoberfest 2014 Video 

                             Just Dap Tip Roll & Corn Dog'd brisket bites

                                                   Reverse Seared tri-tip

Meat Church takes Grand Champion at Springtown's 30th Annual Wild West Festival September 24 2014

The BBQ moons aligned for Meat Church this past weekend in Springtown, TX at the 30th Annual Wild West Festival. Matt was the 37th and final team to arrive to the comp Friday night.He managed a 1st chicken, 5th ribs and 1st brisket which was good enough for 1st place overall. Congratulations to Randy Burkhardt on his Reserve Grand Champion and to everyone that got their named called that day. 

This qualifies us for the American Royal in October 2015!





Meat Church featured in the Dallas Observer's Shigging September 24 2014

Matt was recently interviewed for the Dallas Observer's City of Ate blog in a really cool article Shigging. Learn how Matt Smokes His Brisket.

Special thanks to Alice Laussade who is most famous for contributing to our name "Meat Church." She also has a smaller recognition which was winning a James Beard award for humor. Oh, and BTW, she is the brains behind the super cool charity MEAT FIGHT which you should all attend.

Thanks Aliceand GO MEAT FIGHT!!!



Big Green Egg's 17th Annual EGGtoberfest® August 27 2014

You've seen what myself and Craig a.k.a. "Big Green Craig" are capable of and how crazy we can cook. Imagine if these two forces joined for an epic event. Well, it's happening!!!

Big Green Craig & Meat Church BBQ are teaming up in the ultimate cook team for the 17th Annual EGGtoberfest event held at Stone Mountain Park, GA on Oct 11. We have registered 6 Eggs for the event and have killer recipes planned. Please stop by our tent and say hello if you are in attendance. We hope to see you there! 

A HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors for this event!





Meat Church makes Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings Live on TV! August 25 2014

In case you missed us on Fox 4's Good Day we have the link HERE

Thanks for Tim Ryan and Lauren Przybyl for having us!

Go Team Bacon!!

We will be competing at Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival August 22 2014

Meat Church will be competing on Labor Day weekend in the Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival in Bedford, TX. This 3 day festival drew 17,000 in attendance over the weekend in 2013. 

There will be 90 teams entered in this KCBS event which are very rare in Texas. The field includes several BBQ Pitmasters alumni battling it out. We will go toe to toe with Junior Urias and Wade McBee from our episode "Lone Star Smoke Wars."

Meat Church needs YOU come out on Saturday, August 30th between 3:00 - 5:00 to sample our People's Choice entry and vote for us if you so choose.

Entry fee is $10 and their will be a kids zone with activities for the family as well as BBQ vendors.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Meat Church to appear on Fox 4's Good Day August 22 2014

Matt will be doing a live cooking segment Monday, August 25th on the #1 morning show in DFW - Fox 4's Good Day. The segment will air between 8:30 - 9:00 AM.

We will be promoting the upcoming Bedford, Blues & BBQ festival on Labor Day weekend.

The segment will feature how to make an appetizer or tailgating snack that anyone can make on a smoker, grill or even in the oven.

Be sure to tune in!


We are cooking at Texas Eggfest! April 13 2014

We are very excited to announce we will be cooking alongside Aaron Franklin and Kent Rathbun at the 11th annual Texas Eggest on April 26th near Austin, TX. We will be cooking samples to showcase our bbq rubs which will be for sale along with all of our Meat Church merchandise.

Eggfest is a super fun event where Big Green Eggheads and BBQ lovers come together to eat some cool food, learns some tips and party.

This is a great place to buy a Big Green Egg at a 25% discount. Pre-order your Egg from Nikki at BBQ Outfitters in advance and load it up as soon as the event is over. Nikki can be reached at 512.347.1988 &

Get yourself a ticket and we will see you there!



We will be on BBQ Pitmasters! March 28 2014

We are very excited to announce that we will be on the upcoming season of BBQ Pitmasters! 

The season premieres on Saturday, April 12th. It looks like our episode will be aired on Saturday, April 19th.

Thanks to everyone that liked, shared and commented on our try-out video. Stay tuned to for details on our watching party!

Official Press Release



Cops for Kids BBQ Cook Off March 24 2014

As usual we had a great time at a cook off this past weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. We appreciate all our friends that came out to watch us and 107 other teams battle it out. 


Me, my beautiful wife and Mo Cason of Ponderosa BBQ & BBQ Pitmasters.


Our brisket turn in box


Chip (not passed out!)


John being envious of my Kobe beef hot dog.

Big thanks to Wynne and Robbie for their support!

BBQ Pitmasters Tryout Video March 18 2014