Axmen Missoula held its annual grilling event on Saturday with Grill Your Ax Off as a fund raising event for the Jadyn Fred Foundation. The foundation raises money to offset various costs of children with cancer. Grilling enthusiasts from various walks of life and levels of experience grilled their ax off with a chance at winning a large Big Green Egg for best in show performance.
In all, 10 contestants grilled various items from common offerings like pulled pork, to the seldom seen before grilled lemonade which quickly became the favorite of 4 year old “Aurora”.
Other items like fresh made cinnamon rolls, grilled pineapple with shrimp, and pizzas, made to order showcased the versatility of the Big Green Egg as well as the creativity of the contestants.
Historically, contestants at the event have cooked exclusively on the Big Green Egg. This year, all grilling apparati were invited allowing cooks to showcase the food with whatever cooking method they chose.