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    GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE

For most people grilling simultaneously


SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
RECORD ATTEMPT: 12:00PM

Must be 21+ to participate

ST. LOUIS BREWERY
1200 LYNCH ST,
ST. LOUIS, MO 63118

 

The Grill Out that Makes History

Meet us at Budweiser’s flagship brewery in St. Louis and be part of this record breaking grill out. Let’s break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE for the most people grilling together over cold Budweiser!



Featuring SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE & HI-POINTE DRIVE-IN

Chef/Owner Mike Johnson and Chef Christina Fitzgerald

About the Chefs

 


ABOUT CHEF MIKE JOHNSON, FOUNDER OF SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE & HI-POINTE DRIVE-IN (ST. LOUIS, MO)

Hailing from a background in fine dining, chef Mike Johnson launched his culinary career under a young Emeril Lagasse before heading north to develop his skills under the expertise of Chicago’s Charlie Trotter and Gabino Sotellino. Johnson then traveled to Paris to train at the prestigious Le Buisson D’Ardent, and served a stint under Belgian Master Chef Daniel Joly in Beaver Creek, CO before bringing his culinary expertise home to St. Louis, MO. Today, Mike is the chef and owner of St. Louis’ Sugarfire Smoke House, an award-winning restaurant that shines light on Johnson’s dynamic capacity. With nine locations (and counting), Sugarfire has consistently been ranked best barbecue in St. Louis and chef Johnson continues to establish himself as a culinary master and renowned competitor, placing 1st in the 2015 and 2018 Memphis in May World Championship (seafood), 3rd in the 2014 Memphis in May World Championship (poultry), 3rd in the 2015 World Food Championship (bacon), 9th in Overall Sides at the 2015 American Royal’s World Series of Barbecue, 12th Overall atMeatstock Australia, and most recently, 4th in Hog at the 2017 Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-Off. Furthermore, Sugarfire proudly received a Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for supporting and hiring veterans. In December of 2016, chef Johnson’s latest venture, Hi-Pointe Drive-In, came to fruition and has since been lauded as one of St. Louis’ Best New Restaurants, also receiving national attention for its smash-patty burgers. To follow along chef Johnson’s journey, follow him on Twitter!

ABOUT CHEF/OWNER CHRISTINA FITZGERALD | HI-POINTE DRIVE-IN, SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE, ST. LOUIS, MO

Born and raised in St. Louis, Christina discovered her passion for the culinary arts at an early age. As a young child, she preferred to watch Ina Garden and Paula Deen over Sunday morning cartoons. The only girl out of seven siblings, Christina grew up in a large family and recognized her competitive nature early on. She graduated from culinary school at the top of her class and proudly served as the captain of the culinary competition team (ACF, American Culinary Federation), winning many competitions along the way. Her success encouraged her to audition for Season 11 of Food Network Star, where she was honored to be casted.

Post-show, a friend introduced Christina to Chef Mike Johnson, and it was love at first site! Though her culinary career to date had been French-influenced fine dining, Chef Johnson showed Christina the light — that barbecue was the way to go! Christina joined forces with Chef Johnson and the Sugarfire brand, and together the duo opened Hi-Pointe Drive-In in the winter of 2016. Since, Hi-Pointe has received national acclaim and was named Best Burger in Missouri by the Riverfront Times in 2018.

Chefs Mike & Christina have served as celebrity guests and competed in events stateside and beyond, including Hogs for the Cause, the Perth Yak Ales BBQ Competition, Australia’s Meatstock, The Kansas City Royal, Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Memphis in May and the World Food Championship. Together they now have five children, ten restaurants, two very large dogs and a lot of love! You can often catch a glimpse of their playful, yet competitive banter on regular segments of Show Me St. Louis, or at many of the circuit barbecue competitions nationwide and abroad. A fierce competitor with a wild sense of humor and big heart, Christina brings the sweet and the heat to Sugarfire Smoke House!

FAQ

Q: what is budweiser‘s big sizzle?

A: To start the summer off with a bang, we’re hosting a record breaking BBQ in the backyard of our Flagship Brewery in St. Louis. Register online prior to the event here (budweiserbigsizzle.com) to join the Budweiser Big Sizzle and together, we’ll attempt to beat the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE  of 394 people grilling simultaneously.

Q: HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN BUDWEISER’S BIG SIZZLE ATTEMPT TO BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE?

A: No purchase is necessary. To participate in Budweiser’s Big Sizzle attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE, you must be 21 years of age or older and register to participate online prior to event at (budweiserbigsizzle.com) to save your grill. Better hurry! These grills are going fast.  

Q: can i attend as a spectator?

A: Yes. This event is open to spectators of all ages. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Only registered participants of legal drinking age will be granted access to the grilling area.

Q: who can attend the event?

A: This is an open invite to St. Louis’ biggest backyard grilling enthusiasts. If you wish to grill and take part in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE breaking attempt, you must be 21 years or age or older and register online prior to the event.

Q: is there a waitlist?

A: Good things come to those who include their cell phone number in their registration form. Anyone who just missed out on a grill will be added to our waitlist and subbed in for no-shows on the day of the Big Sizzle. Waitlisted guests will be selected based on the date and time of their registration request. If a grill opens up with your name on it you will be contacted by [11:50AM CST] on the day of the Big Sizzle (June 30th).

Q: how do i get there and where do i park?

A: Enter this destination/address into your navigation: St. Louis Brewery, 1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO 63118. There’s plenty of parking spaces in our backyard.

Q: how do i get started on the day of the event?

A: Arrive at 11:00AM CST on June 30th with your ticket. There will be plenty of signage onsite and BBQ Pit Crew members to help direct you where you need to go. Check-In booths will be located outside the parking lot. Have your ticket ready and a member of the Budweiser Big Sizzle BBQ Pit Crew will take care of the rest.

Q: what will be provided at the event?

A: Don’t worry neighbor, we’ve got you covered. Every participant will receive their own charcoal grill, tools and supplies, food and fixins’ — and of course a few World Renowned Budweiser Beers. Please leave all tailgating supplies including coolers, chairs, beer, food at home.

Q: what should i wear?

A: This is an All-American backyard BBQ. That means the more red, white and blue, stars and stripes – the better! But remember, temperatures will be hot! Save the sizzle for the grill and bring proper sun protection. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are a must.

Q: what do i need to bring?

A: Please bring a government issued I.D. that proves you are 21+, as all participants must be 21 years or older to participate.

Q: what if i have additional questions?

A: No problem. Shoot us your questions to questions@budweiserbigsizzle.com.

FAQ: NEED TO CANCEL?

A: No sweat, but please let us know so someone else can help us make history! If you’ve registered and received confirmation for a grill and can no longer attend, please email questions@budweiserbigsizzle.com stating you would like to cancel and include your first and last name and confirmation code for all participants you have registered for.

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