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The Austin Taco Experiment, March 11

The winners of the Austin Taco Experiment have been decreed! Read a full official write-up of the event here, check out what some Austinintes had to say here (from judge and food writer Addie Broyles) hither (from contestant/judge’s winner Zesty Bean Dog) and thither, and see the results below:

First Place / Grand Prize Winner: Sous Me Alchemy / Tacos Amores

Second Place: The Holy Smokers / Grec-Mex Pitatilla

Third Place: Talking Tacos / 512 Pecan Porter Lengua Tacos

Theo Prize For Experimentation: Mary Makes Dinner / Frío Tillo Taco

First Place: Zesty Bean Dog / Smoked Duck Pastrami Tacos

Second Place: The Holy Smokers / Grec-Mex Pitatilla

Third Place: Outer Spice / Jamaikame Crazy

The nation’s leading cook-off organization is bringing back celebrity judges, creative food themes and the chance for one local chef to win a trip to Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Brewery is flying the winner of each uniquely-themed showdown to Brooklyn for an elite “Back-Of-The-House Pass” including:

+ 3-night stay at The Wythe Hotel (across the street from Brooklyn Brewery)
+ Tasty Tours of our neighborhood’s finest food producers
+ Friday night Chef’s Feast
+ The chance to compete in The Food Experiments Championship at Brooklyn Brewery

SUNDAY, MARCH 11: noon-3pm
The Food Experiments National Tour rolls in to Austin, TX with the Taco Experiment. Judging the experiment will be Addie Broyles, food writer at the Austin American-StatesmanAaron and Stacy Franklin of Franklin BBQ, Virginia Wood, food editor at The Austin Chronicle, and Claudia Alarcon, food writer at The Austin Chronicle and DJ Jester the Filipino Fist will spin audibles while you savor edibles.

$10 includes tasting samples and a complimentary Brooklyn Brewery beer. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens. Buy tickets here.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10: noon-2pm
But wait, there’s more! The day before the Taco Experiment, the Austin Supermarket Showdown goes off at Central Market. Come out and watch as seven-time Brooklyn Cook-Off champ, Theo Peck, comes to town to take on Austin chef and food blogger Mary McNally (@MaryMakesDinner) for bragging rights in a mini cook-off of mini-epic proportions. The not so secret ingredient: Brooklyn Brewery beer.

For more about the Food Experiments follow @FoodExperiment and enjoy the video below from the 2011 National Championships at The Brooklyn Brewery:

  • Gregsheridan

    Skate board, food, beer, and laughs.  I’m in.

  • Neal McNamara

    Duck! Pastrami taco!

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