Thursday, April 4, 2013

Eat steak, help Charlotte firefighters

Firefighters from two Charlotte firehouses will compete April 13  in the Walmart Steak-Over Challenge. The winners go on to the national finales in Los Angeles, where the grand prize is $20,000.

It happens from noon to 2 p.m. that Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter at 3850 E. Independence Blvd. Firefighters from Station 7 (North Davidson Street) and Station 39 (Providence Road near the Arboretum) will grill steaks using their own recipes. Walmart shoppers will get to sample the steaks (as well as Dr Pepper and A.1 steak sauce) and vote on which firehouse wins.

Other cities in the contest include Jacksonville, San Antonio, Tampa, Atlanta, Kansas City, Houston and Indianapolis. The finale in Los Angeles will be held the week of May 20.