CAPITOL HILL: Lamb Jam Pitmaster Competition Returns to DC at Eastern Market - June 5

Lamb Jam, an annual tasting event and competition to find the best lamb dish in the market, will feature six of DC’s most talented chefs while they compete for the title of Lamb Jam Pitmaster. Held at Eastern Market, this year’s Lamb Jam competition focuses on the beloved tradition of BBQ, and will take place on Monday, June 5th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The BBQ Bash Lamb Jam invites 200 of DC’s biggest BBQ and lamb fans to join in crowning this year’s champion. Attendees will enjoy beverage pairings from local breweries, winemakers and a local distillery, butcher demos, meet and greets with local shepherds, live music by Jonny Grave, and of course, delicious lamb BBQ.

Competing chefs, include Kyle Bailey of Sixth Engine, Justin Bittner of District Distilling Company, Dimitri Moshovitis of Cava, Joe Neuman of Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, George Rodrigues of Tico and Conosci, and Rob Sonderman of Federalist Pig. Desserts will be provided by pastry chef and owner of RareSweets, Meredith Tomason.

Beverages from 3 Stars Brewing Company, Port City Brewing, District Distilling Co., Right Proper Brewing Company, Skylark Wine Company, Williamsburg Winery and Flying Dog Brewery will be served.

DC Central Kitchen, America’s leader in reducing hunger, is DC Lamb Jam’s participating charity. The MC for the evening will be founder and editor of and co-host of “Foodie and the Beast,” Nycci Nellis. In addition, this year’s judges are last year’s DC Lamb Jam champion, Chef Dean Dupuis, Tim Carman of the Washington Post, Nevin Martell, Rina Rapuano of Zagat DC, and Justin Schuble of DC Food Porn.
Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Eastern Market, 225 7th Street, SE

Tickets are available for $75 each and can be purchased by visiting
*This event is 21+ and minors will not be admitted.

The BBQ Bash Lamb Jam is an epic tasting event and competition that brings together talented chefs in each of the five tour cities – Austin, Boston, DC, San Francisco and Seattle – to compete for the honor of Best Lamb Dish in their market and the chance to attend the finale where the 5 winning chefs battle for the title of “Lamb Jam Pitmaster.”

The BBQ Pitmaster challenge encourages the Lamb Jam contenders to cook outside of their culinary comfort zones. Chefs will create lamb dishes inspired by regional and global BBQ flavors. For more information visit