2017 Wassi’s Sunshine State Eggfest
Florida’s Biggest Eggfest will be hosted by Wassi’s Meats benefiting Candlelighters of Brevard.
Candlelighters of Brevard would like to thank Wassi’s Meat Market for “Spicing” up the lives of our children with cancer! This family owned and operated local business hosts the Sunshine State EggFest yearly – and selected COB as the charitable beneficiary.
In preparing for the big event, the Wassi family hosted a number of fund / awareness raising events for Candlelighters over the past year. They even partnered with Lue Kramer of Pork U to design the first ever Candlelighters of Brevard spice rub (with 100% of the proceeds donated to COB). Spices are for sale at our Candlelighters Resale Shop located at 436 Fifth Ave. Indialantic. Through their efforts and the massive success of the 2016 EggFest event, over $3,638 was raised for COB’s kids battling cancer! Our heart of thanks from our COB family to the Wassi family for their support.
We are looking forward to Wassi’s Sunshine State Eggfest 2017!! We hope you can join us and Wassi’s Meats on April 29, 2017 for an Eggcelent, Eggtastic, Eggfest!!
Here’s what you need to know!!
- Date: April 29, 2017
- Time: 9AM – 4PM
- Location: Radisson at the Port in Cape Canaveral, FL
- Taster Tickets: Adult Tasters (Kids under 12 are free) $29.99 each (plus tax) you can get your tickets HERE
Event Website: https://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com/
Check their event out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/293910410995456/
Sunshine State Eggfest Presented by Wassi’s Meat Market benefiting Candlelighters of Brevard
Check out this video from 2016 Wassi Eggfest!
FLORIDA TODAY – It’s called a meat market, but Wassi’s in Melbourne is more. It is also a celebration of the fine art of grilling. The store has a serious fan base comprised of folks who love nothing better than to fire up the grill, be it the traditional type or that top-of-the-line affair known as the Big Green Egg. Melbourne residents Frank and Jan Wassi opened their market in 1986, but these days, Frank takes it “easy.”
“My husband is semi-retired, but he still makes the sausages and works on some of the week’s orders,” said Jan.
Jan has plenty of capable help at the front of the store in the person of Frank Jr., who lives with his family in Vero Beach. While Frank Sr. originally hails from Newburgh, New York, Jan, like her son, was raised in Melbourne.
Question: What is special about Wassi’s?
Wassi: We are the only place around here that you can get all of your barbecue needs, meats, premium cutlery, as well as cooking advice.
Q: Any particular signature items?
Wassi: Our signature items would be the Big Green Egg, along with our homemade sausages, just like up North, and our knowledge on the Big Green Egg and grilling.
Q: How did you become involved with the Big Green Egg?
Wassi: A lot our customers had BGEs, and after hearing so much about how great they were, we decided to check them out and discovered ourselves how great they really are. After using them ourselves, we could see right away why they had such a following.
We contacted BGE to find out what it would take to become a dealer. We felt that we had enough of a BGE customer base to make it worth our while.
Q: What is the attraction?
Wassi: What makes the BGE so amazing is its ability to smoke, bake, grill and sear all on the same piece of equipment. There really isn’t anything else out there like it. We make pizzas, cakes, smoke ribs, prime rib and cook a perfect steak, all on one BGE. And it comes with a lifetime warranty, so it is literally the last grill that you will ever buy.
Q: When is the next EggFest?
Wassi: The next Wassi’s Sunshine State Eggfest is April 23, 2016, at the Radisson Resort at the Port.
Q: Do you have Big Green Egg classes coming up?
Wassi: Our next class is Nov. 21.That is our Holiday Class with Chef Kurt Halls from Caribeque Rubs. Classes are limited to 40, and they fill very quickly. We have classes approximately every four weeks, and we have chefs from all across the country lined up to do classes for the next year, every month. Check our website for available classes.
Wassi’s Meat Market
Where: 830 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne
Web: wassismeatmarket.com. Follow Wassi’s on Instagram (wassismeatmarket@instagram) and find its app on iTunes-Wassi’s Meats.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Wassi’s is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Of note: Wassi’s stocks fresh Amish turkeys for Thanksgiving, along with homemade stuffing, gravy and pies.