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The Houston Beer Food Experiment

UPDATE // MARCH 5 The results of the Houston Food Experiment are in! Read more here from Theo about his Houston experience, and see below for photos and the winners:

AUDIENCE
First Place / Grand Prize Winner: Magic Hops / Pork & Grits Under the Influence
Second Place: Beer Belly / Fried Pork Beer Belly
Third Place: Sybarite Pigs / Guava Wheat Lamb Stew

JUDGES
First Place: Sybarite Pigs / Guava Wheat Lamb Stew
Second Place: Gastro Chic / Sweet Charcuterie
Third Place: Sorachi Kolache / Oxtail Kolache

Theo Prize For Experimentation: The Brittle Bakers / Spicy Beer Brittle with Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4: 1-4pm
The Food Experiments National Tour kicks off in the great city of Houston, TX with the Beer Food Experiment. Judging the experiment will be Chris Shepherd, Chef of Underbelly, Adam Dorris, Chef of Stella Sola, and Jenny Wang, Producer of Southbound Foods.

$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 3: noon-2pm
But wait, there’s more! The day before the Beer Experiment, the Houston 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 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: