For those of you who like to plan ahead, mark your calendars for the Steel Beach Barbecue Classic with Nauticus. This event is being held on the Battleship Wisconsin to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the BB-64 and Veteran’s Day Weekend.
This fun night in Downtown Norfolk will feature BBQ from some of the best joints in Hampton Roads. More information is added to the event all of the time (so you’ll want to follow the Facebook event for updates), but currently, food highlights include Rodman’s Barbeque, Redwood Smoke Shack (a personal fave of mine), 757CrAvE, BB-64 Cafe, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse Norfolk, Bings_BBQ, QDaddy’s Pitmaster BBQ, and Jack Eats for tasty sweet temptations.
What’s even better? The fun doesn’t stop with the delicious delights. Since the event is happening ON the Battleship Wisconsin, you get to check out the ship and see newly-opened spaces. In addition, you can sip local brews, savor sensational wines, enjoy music by FOX and the BEAR, and so much more! And here is a little insider information: Nauticus has partnered with the Veil Brewing Company to bring a few of their beers to the event! So, if you’ve gotta have it all, get the VIP Hour ticket that offers early admission, exclusive perks and tastings, and extra food and drink sample tickets.
This event is an important fundraiser to support preservation, interpretation, and maintenance efforts for the Battleship Wisconsin itself. With a history ripe in naval activities, bringing family and friends to this event is a great way to celebrate our Veterans and support a ship that supported them. All proceeds of the night will go toward the Nauticus Foundation‘s activities to keep this great ship ready for programming to better educate the youth in our community.
Grab your tickets for this inaugural event by heading to the Steel Beach Barbecue Classic Site and get ready for a night on the Battleship Wisconsin! The event runs 4 to 7pm, with an early seat at 3pm for special VIP ticketed guests.