Joe and Joey Musacchio of Syracuse Custom Meats knew what they were getting into when Lone Star Outdoor News and Beretta Gallery held its second annual Wild Game Supper fundraiser yesterday at the gallery in Dallas.
The men had an audience around their grill the entire night, as they prepared bacon-wrapped axis, deer stickers, elk, chipotle and cheese links, jalapeno cheese links, smoked hickory, smoked coil, summer sausage, salami and assorted jerky. The wait staff rarely made it 20 feet away from the grill before hungry hands picked their plates clean.
The delicious meat seemed to excite the roughly 150 attendees, who enthusiastically discussed how soon until they could bring their own wild game to the table.
The bacon-wrapped axis was the biggest hit, with Facebook posters describing it as “great, awesome,” and stating that they “could not get enough” of it. Wine, Shiner Bock, and Lone Star beer was available to help wash all the protein down.
Not just for cooking, Syracuse Custom Meats is one of the largest game processors in the country, handling an average of over 6,000 deer per year, utilizing a unique technique to retain the largest portion of meat possible from the game, according to their website. SCM is a partner company to Cinnamon Creek Ranch, a state-of-the-art archery range and pro-shop facility in Roanoke.
Many friends of LSON and Beretta showed up to enjoy the food and live music and help support the Lone Star Outdoor News Foundation, which provides opportunities for those who normally wouldn’t have a chance to hunt or fish.
Manager of the Beretta Gallery, Ian Harrison, said it was a great turnout and one of the best events to take place at the store.
In other excitement, a Beretta A300 Outlander shotgun was available to win. Out of all the raffle tickets sold, it only took one entry by Dallas resident Jerome Watts to bring home the prize.
“It’s awesome, I’m overwhelmed,” Watts said upon receiving the shotgun. “She (the raffle girl) asked me if I wanted to buy any more tickets, and I told her it only takes one.”
Watts said he had been hoping on getting a Beretta shotgun for Christmas, so winning the raffle eased his worries. When Watts’ wife was asked if this meant he could now get two shotguns, she said she wasn’t too sure about that.
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