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Polar Grill Fest 2012!

Every hardcore New Englander knows that it’s always grilling time.  It doesn’t matter if there’s three feet of snow on the ground; we’ll shovel a path, dust the snow off and fire up our grills!

Join The Meat House and Redhook and a bunch of our closest food-loving friends as we celebrate the coldest season in the Northeast.  The Polar Grill Fest will take place at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH on January 28th, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm.  We’ll have outdoor bars, heated tents, fire pits, live music, great people, and food (lots of food).

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This event is 21 plus (no minors, infants, or pets) and admission is only $5.  Take in the sounds and smells of the event – from great live music to cooking demonstrations.   Some Seacoast favorite restaurants will be grilling up their favorite dishes for $5 per plate – and of course, we’ll be at Redhook, so bring $5 for a beer too!

The Cause

All proceeds from Polar Grill Fest 2012 will benefit Share Our Strength®’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign to end childhood hunger.  Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.  Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level.  Visit for further information about this cause.


Along with supporting a great cause, Polar Grill Fest will feature New England’s top grill masters as they show off their culinary skills, impress us with their delicious BBQ and compete to win over our judges.   The local food critic and cookbook writer, Rachel Forrest from Wine Me, Dine Me will be judging these contestants.  Participating restaurants include 106 Kitchen & Bar, The Gas Light, Mojo’s BBQ, Chill Catering, Mainely Bar-B-Que, The Weathervane, Roundabout Diner, Pizza Pie on the Fly, Redhook and of course The Meat House!  The menu will feature steak tips, chicken, ribs, pulled pork, sausage, loaded potato salad, Cajun shrimp, grilled Cuban sandwiches, wood fired pizza, burgers, beans and much, much more!

The Entertainment

This winter BBQ will be anything but cold and dreary… Warm up by the fire pit, relax with a Redhook beer or work up a sweat dancing to the band!  Live music will be provided by local performers including the Pete Kilpatrick Band and Larry and The Birds!

Tickets are available to purchase at any ME or NH Meat House, at Redhook Brewery and online! We hope to see you there, but don’t forget your parka, snow pants, a strong shovel and a BIG appetite!

One comment on “Polar Grill Fest 2012!

  1. Mike Freeman
    January 22, 2012

    Do you need any more live music? Sturdy Moss is free next weekend – we would volunteer our time, and our blend of family friendly blues influenced rock soul and jam would be a perfect fit (go to for a listen). We have our own sound system and tech, and we don’t mind playing outside in the winter.

    Let me know,
    Mike Freeman

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