The perennially funny Dallas nonprofit Meat Fight is selling “I Heart ‘Cue” meat boxes for Valentine’s Day.
Each box, at the sexy price of $142.74 (including fees), comes with a mystery assortment of barbecue, booze, sweets and sides from more than a dozen North Texas restaurants.
There’ll likely be more food in this box than one couple can eat on V-Day, so expect leftovers.
All of the proceeds go back to Meat Fight, a charitable effort started by Dallasite Alice Laussade to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Over the years, Meat Fight has hosted ticketed events in Dallas that give barbecue lovers access to some of Texas’ most legendary pitmasters and chefs — and to their food. Tootsie Tomanetz, the pitmaster at the now-famous Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, Texas, is a regular attendee. So are Matt McCallister (formerly of FT33, now of Homewood), Brian Luscher (formerly of The Grape, now at Suburban Yacht Club in Plano and others) and Katherine Clapner (Dude, Sweet Chocolate).
Meat Fight hasn’t had a regular, indoor event since the pandemic started. The Valentine’s Day barbecue box is one of the ways Laussade continues to raise money for MS until meat heads can be under one roof again.
This year’s V-Day box includes the optional add-on of Meat Fight “lingerie.” Get your mind out of the gutter; it’s a pair of red sweatpants. The joggers are available until 11 p.m. Jan. 25, 2022 and are only available with the purchase of a box. The Meaty lingerie costs $32.29, including fees.
Meat Fight barbecue boxes are on sale now and are expected to sell out. Pick up is Feb. 12, 2022 at Lakewood Brewing Co. in Dallas.