April 16, 2013

2nd Annual HOP CHEF presented by Brewery Ommegang next Tuesday 4/23

Chef Lucio had shirts made.
Buy them here

Ommegang's HOPCHEF is back with a change of venue, and a change of chefs.

This years contestants include: Yun Fuentes of JG Domestic, Lucio Palazzo of La Calaca Feliz, Nick Macri of Southwark,  Eli Kulp of Fork and Mike Deganis of Alla Spina.

The throwdown will move to Union Transfer. Tickets are $53.50. You can purchase them right HERE.

Each chef will prepare a dish with Ommegang beer.  The fine ales will flow and Jersey Dan of Sixpoint (and Tastemakers) will deejay to take advantage of Union Transfer's great sound system. I am taking the year off.

The competing chefs have followed last year's line-up with some fighting words on the twitter platform. Search #hopchef to follow the ping pong game.

At HOPCHEF Each chef gets 15 minutes to "defend" their dish to the judges.

Judges include  Art Etchells, founder of Foobooz;  Caroline Russock, food editor for City Paper;   Collin Keefe, editor of Grub Street;  Danya Henninger, editor of Zagat’s Philadelphia Blog and Drink Philly;  Scott Schroeder, the 2012 HopChef People’s Choice winner;  Will Blunt of StarChefs.com;  and Cory Baldwin, associate digital editor for Saveur.com.

***Attendees will get to vote for People's Choice

Plenty of Ommegang will be on draft including the elusive Game of Thrones beer, Iron Throne.

Chef Lucio Palazzo and Chef Eli Kulp will be cooking on Good Day Philly tomorrow during the 9 :00 hour.

Tuesday, April 23rd
 7 pm
A portion of admittance will go to the Philadelphia Mural Arts fun and Groundswell.

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