Danny Johnson of Taylor’s Market in Sacramento along with Paul Carras and Mitch Lind defeated Dave the Butcher’s Marina Meats team and won the 2013 Flying Knives Steer Butchery Competition at Oakland’s 2013 Eat Real Festival.
Before the competition, the emcee (Anya Fernald), judges and participants shared some Four Roses bourbon to get warmed up.
The cow quarters were hung on meat hooks prior to the countdown to the start:
Dave the Butcher, a crowd favorite, offered his commentary as he prepared some cuts.
The Taylor’s Market team quietly worked together.
Dave the Butcher cheeses for the camera. “I’ve done this before.”
Anya talks things over with a judge:
You may have noticed that the perennial winners, the Yedra Brothers, were not competing this year. They agreed to come back as judges and let another team take the prize.
Prizes. Trophies and Four Roses Small Batch.
The Yedra brothers take a look at what’s on the table:
Team Taylor’s Market wins! See you next year.