Culture | July 29, 2014 9:00 am

Fire It Up

By The Editors

Fire.

It helped prehistoric man survive winter. It helped Tom Hanks when he was stranded alone with Tom Hanks.

And it’ll help you eat your way through one-and-a-half tons of beef, pork, lobster, lamb, squab, sturgeon and goat this weekend.

Introducing Heritage Fire, a food festival that pits the country’s top pitmasters against your appetite, coming to Napa this Sunday.

Thirty-plus chefs. Forty wineries. Bocce.

Spun-off from the hog-centric Cochon 555 touring cook-off, Heritage Fire includes local talent like Fire + Water’s Thomas McNaughton, Mark Liberman from AQ and Dirty Habit’s David Bazirgan alongside a respectable roster of national talent.

Grab VIP tickets for early access to the tables, some special wine treatment and a little picnic blanket action.

And bring a date. This party’s too good to waste on Wilson.