Exciting news!!!!!! It's Meat Week
OK, I've gotten bizarre announcements before, but this press release about Meat Week may take the cake. Uh, barbecued ribs.
I'm going to let the Web site speak for itself, but there are many unanswered questions.
Like, why are so many captains, admirals and first mates involved in something that isn't Seafood Week? ...
Confused? Well, so am I. Apparently Meat Week was started in 2005 in Tallahassee, Fla. by Admirals Erni Walker and Chris Cantey. It's eight days of barbecue eating, and chapters have sprung up all over the country. This year Meat Week is Jan. 31 to Feb. 7.
Is the whole thing a colossal prank?
Here's what the press release says, "Captains and First Mates plan a carnivorous 8-day schedule that ends on Super Bowl Sunday. Meat Week consists of 7 days of visiting local, down-home BBQ joints and the final day is hosted by a member of the local Meat Week fleet."
Baltimore is one of the chapters, and I have the local schedule for you:
Sunday, Shorty’s, 1 p.m.
Monday, Big Bad Wolf’s, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Andy Nelson’s, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Chap’s, 7 p.m.
Thursday, HarborQue, 7 p.m.
Friday, Rub, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Mr. Chelsea’s, 1PM
Sunday, Fleet Member’s home, 3 p.m.
Baltimore's chapter was apparently founded in 2008, but if so, why haven't we heard about it before?
I dunno. If anyone can provide us with any more information, please post below.
(Chiaki Kawajiri/Sun photographer)