UPDATE // APRIL 18 The results from the Carolina Pork Experiment are in! Read all about the extravaganza here from Food Experiments, and the see the winners and event photos below:
First Place / Grand Prize Winner (pictured above): You’re Bacon Me Crazy / Beer, Bacon, & Bean Ice Cream
Second Place: Guisto Gusto / Vesta Porchetta
Third Place: Redneck Scientific / Menage a’ Pork
First Place: Howard Manning / Carolina Triple Trio
Second Place: You’re Bacon Me Crazy / Beer, Bacon, & Bean Ice Cream
Third Place: Bull City Red BBQ / Bull City Red BBQ
The world’s #1 amateur cooking competition, the Food Experiements features 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
Follow the Food Experiments @FoodExperiment, and join the conversation about the Carolina Pork Experiment via #NCFoodEx.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15: noon-3pm
The Food Experiments National Tour barrels through Durham, NC with the Pork Experiment at Motorco Music Hall. Attendees tweet photos of their favorite bite @BrooklynBrewery with the hash tag #NCFoodEx for a chance to win this homebrew kit. Judging the experiment will be Johanna Kramer, food-writer and blogger at Durham Foodie, Chef Walter Royale, Executive chef and Iron Chef at The Angus Barn, and Kitty Kinnin, host/producer of Mornings and the Sunday Brunch at The River 100.7.
$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, APRIL 14: noon-2pm
But wait, there’s more! The day before the Pork Experiment, the Carolina Supermarket Showdown goes off at Harris Teeter (500 Oberlin Road, Raleigh). Come out and watch as seven-time Brooklyn Cook-Off champ, Theo Peck, comes to town to take on one of your own local foodies 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: