Below is information from a press release concerning local firefighters competing in steak cooking competitions.
Firefighters Chief Greg Vincent and Ed Maurin Set To Duel in the Walmart Steak-Over Challenge
                                    Local retired firefighters Chief Greg Vincent and Ed Maurin  from Kansas City will compete in the Walmart Steak-Over Challenge presented by Kingsford® Charcoal, Dr. Pepper® and A.1.® steak sauce to determine who has the best steak-grilling chops in town. Walmart shoppers in Kansas City will get a front row seat to the event, which will take place in the parking lot at the North Town Walmart off Boardwalk. Shoppers who attend will have the chance to join in the festivities, taste test Walmart USDA Choice Premium steaks, sample Dr. Pepper and A.1. steak sauce for free, and cast their vote for best steak.
                                    The Walmart Steak-Over Challenge will visit seven other cities, including Jacksonville, Fla., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa, Fla. Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta, Ga., Houston, Texas, and Indianapolis, Ind. The firefighter finalist from each city will compete on behalf of their station for a $20,000 grand prize in Los Angeles, the week of May 20
WHY:                            Just in time for early grilling season and Memorial Day, Walmart is helping shoppers take their grilling up a notch with its top-quality selection of delicious, juicy and tender USDA Choice Premium Beef available in a variety of cuts. Only one in five steaks is good enough to call Walmart Choice Premium Beef, which has been approved by the USDA for quality.
VISUALS &                   Stop by the Walmart parking lot the day of the competition to:
INTERVIEW OPPS:       *Interview firefighters competing in the Steak-Over Challenge
*Try the Walmart USDA Choice Premium steaks and cast your vote
*Talk to shoppers judging the competition
*Speak to Walmart store manager
WHEN/WHERE:            Saturday, April 27, 2013
                                    North Town Walmart
8551 N Boardwalk Ave 
Kansas City, Mo. 64154
Firefighters start grilling at noon, winner announced at 2 p.m.
Other 2013 competitions include:

·         Jacksonville, Fla.: March 23
·         San Antonio, Texas: March 30
·         Tampa, Fla.: April 6
·         Charlotte, N.C.:  April 13
·         Atlanta, Ga.: April 20
·         Houston, Texas: May 4
·         Indianapolis, Ind.: May 11
·         Los Angeles, Calif.: Week of May 20

MORE INFO:                 Visit for steak-grilling tips and recipes from all participating firehouses.