Saturday, May 30, 2009
UPDATE: Two teams have dropped out of the contest due to unforeseen circumstances. However, their entry fees have already been paid, and the organizers at Hava Nagrilla are looking for volunteers to fill in those empty spots at no cost. Please contact me if you're interested in participating in this delicious BBQ contest for FREE!
With one of the cutest play on words for the title of an event I've heard in a long time, this Kosher BBQ contest held at Willow Grove Day Camp is not to be missed! The event is on Sunday, June 7th, and kicks off at 10 am, with eating and festivities planned throughout the day until 3pm. There is no other Kosher BBQ contest in the Philadelphia region and very few throughout the rest of the country, so if BBQ is your thing, don't let this opportunity pass you by.
A host of celebrity judges (Sixers announcer Marc Zumnoff, chef Derek Davis, and meteorologist Glen 'Hurricane' Schwartz!) will lend their taste buds to picking the top contenders among the 16 teams currently signed up to compete in Chicken, Brisket, Beans and Beef Ribs. In addition to those high-profile judges, my friend Jess (from Fries with that Shake) and I were asked to serve on the food judging panels, and we happily accepted!
From the Hava Nagrilla website:
Golden Slipper Club & Charities is hosting this unique event for the general public to promote Jewish culture and raise money for our charitable endeavors. It will involve a wide array of activities, all in the name of family fun, camaraderie, and charity including:
The Kosher BBQ contest, complete with trophies for the best beans, brisket, chicken, ribs, best team name, most creative booth, and overall grand champion
Celebrity judges who will determine the best recipes
Kids Corner with moon bounce, games, face painting and other great activities
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Kosher BBQ Cooking Demonstration by Chef Thomas J. Macrina, Executive Chef of the Desmond Hotel
Raffle drawing for a brand new Mini Cooper. Buy a raffle now!
Kosher Pickle Eating Contest
Rubber Chicken Toss Contest
Live Entertainment and more!