Competition for the city's public grills heats up starting Memorial Day weekend—if you have a backyard I don't want to hear from you—but if you're not ambitious or inclined towards cooking, the first summer holiday weekend also includes the Great Brooklyn Grill Out, a celebration of all things cooked on the open flame and the flattop.

Food Karma Projects, which also produces the popular Brisket King and Pig Island events, will set up multiple grilling stations in the outdoor pavilion of the Food Sciences Academy of Long Island University Brooklyn, tapping some local grilling talent to man said grills. George Motz, burger expert and director of The Food Film Festival, will be cooking up 500 smash burgers for the event, among other local cooking folks from the Chefs' Consortium out of the Hudson Valley.

Other food-focused highlights include a grilled cheese station and a hot sauce pavilion, plus specific food items like porchetta sandwiches, chicken tacos, vegetarian hot dogs, portabella burgers, ribs and fermented foods like kimchi and pickles. Beer will be provided by Sixpoint, along with Downeast Ciders and non-alcoholic drinks from Bruce Cost Ginger Ale.

Single admission tickets to the May 27th event cost $65 and are all-inclusive of as much food and drink as you can reasonable (or unreasonably, I'm not your mom) stuff into your bodily cavity. Speaking of mom, there's a "Mother's Day Special" of two tickets for $100 (you don't have to take your mom, but Nancy really deserves a fun outing don't you think?) and another option of four tickets for $180.