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This Year’s John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Will Include New Concert Series, Pit Masters Event And A Tailgate

by Holly Gambrell Jul 26, 2018 12:45 PM

South Florida’s annual grilling competition is heating up.

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival recently released details of this year’s event, set for Nov. 9 to 11.

The festival will return to Pompano Beach Amphitheater with three nights of live concerts, a new Barbecue Pit Masters competition and a tailgating experience during the Nov. 11 Miami Dolphins vs. the Green Bay Packers game.

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The Gridiron Grill-Off pairs celebrity chefs from South Florida restaurants with NFL legends to create signature grilled dishes. Attendees will be able to watch the competition and sample grilled favorites, and will also have the chance to participate in a cornhole tournament, a silent auction and more.

Vince Gill will kickoff the event on Nov. 9 with a live performance, followed by Sister Hazel and Barenaked Ladies on Nov. 10, and Daughtry on Nov. 11.

The Pit Masters competition will showcase more than 40 pit masters competing to win the champion trophy and over $10,000 in cash prizes. The interactive competition will allow attendees to sample the recipes and vote for their favorites. 

On Nov. 11, during the NFL game, DRAFT (Dynamic Restaurant Aboard Fire Truck), will host a tailgating party with a custom keg system that will include 12 taps, two Southern Pride smokers, six Samsung 55’’ LED large-format displays and two Sony home theater systems. DRAFT is a 1986 fire truck turned into a kitchen on wheels.

Participating restaurants this year include Beach House Pompano, Oceans 234, Naked Taco and Pelican Landing.

One hundred percent of this year’s proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hands-Off Foundation and the Home Team Advantage Initiative, who will donate the funds to Broward College for grants and merit-based scholarships. 

Tickets for the Gridiron Grill-Offf can be purchased at gridirongrilloff.com. General admission is $85 per person; Pit Masters event tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids 4 and under; and VIP tickets are $125 per person.

Photos courtesy of John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival

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John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival recently released details of this year’s event, set for Nov. 9 to 11.

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