This weekend is Downtown McKinney’s Annual Oktoberfest. With perfect weather in the forecast, it should be a great time for all. Patina Green Home and Market, Local Yocal Farm to Market, and The Experimental Table (Chefs George and Katie Brown) are setting up three food tents in the festival streets. Patina will be serving “Farmhaus German Food” (see menu below) using locally sourced ingredients, including all natural meats from Local Yocal and artisan breads from the Village Baking Company. Continue reading
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The many insane food competitions are heating up for the 4th of July. Curly’s Custard in Fort Worth is having their 4th Annual Hotdog Eating Competition once again. This year’s event will consist of a youth and adult contest. Among the competitions taking place, there will be a peach custard sampling taking place at the event as well. Continue reading
Snuggled away between Farmers Branch and Addison, lies a very cool bar and grill – Addison Ice House. I just recently had the pleasure of meeting the staff for Addison Ice House, and after speaking with bartender Ricardo, he suggested I try ‘The Ice House’ burger. Let me be the first to tell you that among all the burgers I’ve had in the last couple of months and really had some bite in it.
The Ice House Burger is comprised of a half pound beef patty, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, jalapeno ranch and the kicker – fried jalapenos, all sandwiched between a tasty bun. Chef Troy Tickle came from Chop House Burger in Arlington said that his Ice House Burger is their best seller. There was no disagreement on my behalf. The smokiness from the beef patty and the tanginess from the fried jalapenos complimented each other very well.
It should come to no surprise that I would write about a food competition, one that I hold very dearly to my heart. Three years ago, I was sitting at The Libertine Bar on Greenville Ave when I was handed information about this Brass Knuckle Challenge. Upon reading it further, and knowing that I was eager to get my first food competition out of the way, I quickly learned it was a corn dog eating competition at The Libertine. This was my first food competition that had me hooked from that point on, and one that I eagerly look forward to each year. Continue reading
The Taco Joint which is located just off Mockingbird Ln. in Dallas will be hosting its 3rd Annual Taco Eating Competition. This is always a spectacle to watch as competitors were given the opportunity to chomp down on as many of Taco Joint tacos as they could get down their gullet in a specified time. Last year as soon as the winner was crowned he was quick to lean over the guard rail and release the winning tacos, much to the crowd’s dismay. For sure nothing anyone wants to witness, but it is part of what makes these competitions so entertaining to witness.
We shall see what other lovely surprises the competition has waiting for us this year. Continue reading
by Alex “Moose” Perez
With all the chicken wing eating competitions taking place all over the Metroplex these days, one would wonder if it’s chicken wing season. Bonchon Korean fried chicken restaurant is teaming up with well known local brewing company Franconia Brewing Company for a Tap Takeover & Chicken Wing Eating Competition this coming Friday June 6th at 6pm.
The competition goes like this – eat 20 of Bonchons extra hot in the fastest time and you win. That’s simple! The only thing you have to worry about is forking up $10 to compete. Of course Franconia Brewery will be serving up some of their very own frosty brews to tame down that extra hot sauce from the wings. Continue reading
by Alex “Moose” Perez photos by Robert Bostick
Plucker’s Wing Bar in Addison had their 2nd Annual Chicken Wing Eating Competition last Thursday. From the turnout, it was a huge success for the establishment. It helped that The Ticket was doing a revolving live feed with different guests. Also on hand were The Ticket sport girls who were handing out tons of prizes to guests. The eating competition was to be the last event for Plucker’s. There were several familiar faces within the local amateur eating field. Continue reading