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9th Annual Mussel Bowl
Sunday, January 29, 2012
CONTEST BEGINS at 3PM ~ GET THERE EARLY!!
Chick’s Tavern has been owned and operated by the Chiccarine family since 1935. On Sunday, January 29, 2012, Chick’s Tavern will host their 9th Annual Mussel Bowl at 3:00 pm. The Irish Thunder Pipe Band will also perform.
Last Year’s Event was a HUGE success and each year’s Mussel Bowl draws a larger crowd, and a more exciting competition! Last year, the 8th Annual Mussel Bowl, held on January 30, 2011 was a record breaking day. Tim Kinney, representing the AOH, ate 280 mussels in ten minutes!
Also in last year’s Mussel Bowl at Chick’s Tavern, the youngest competitor ever, at the age of 12, eating 143 mussels in 10 minutes, was MY SON, Tanner. One year later, and significantly larger, he will again seek the title.
My 12 year old son, Tanner, excitedly anticipates the start of Mussel Bowl 2011
THE YEAR’S COMPETITION
Sunday, January 29, 2012
- The competition will feature two rounds of eating, 5 minutes each, with a ten minute break in between.
- The winner will receive Free Mussels for one year on Monday nights.
- The Irish Thunder Pipe Band will perform prior to the event start, so get there early!
- The entry fee for contestants is $20, with those proceeds donated to Retired Officer Steve Savo, Badge # 40 of the Bridgeport Police Department and the AOH Irish Club.
231 East 4th Street
For more information, please contact Dave Chiccarine or Amy Young
Contestants at last year’s Mussel Bowl at Chick’s Tavern
Chick’s Tavern in Bridgeport, PA has been voted Montgomery County’s Best Mussels for 6 straight years. This I knew. That they held a Mussel Bowl, I did not know! For the 8th year in a row, Chick’s will be hosting a mussel eating contest on January 30th. The prize? FREE mussels for a year on Monday nights (Chick’s All You Can Eat Mussel Night.) It sounds like a fun event with the entry fee going to the AOH club in Swedesburg.
Here are the details:
8th Annual Mussel Bowl
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Start Time 2:30pm
- Contest begins at 2:30pm
- 5 Minutes of eating
10 Minute break
5 final Minutes of eating
- Each contestant will receive a bowl containing 50 mussels and each additional bowl will contain 40
- No alcoholic beverages during the contest
- Water will be provided
- During the 10 minute break, there will be no eating
- Contestants must use their hands – no forks.
- Only the mussels that have been eaten will be counted.
- Winner will be the person who eats the most mussels
- Winner will receive Free Mussels for one year on Monday Nights.
- Each contestant will receive a t-shirt
- If there is a tie, there will be a 3 minute tie breaker round
- Entry fee: $20 (donated to the AOH Club)
To Enter click here for entry form.
231 E 4th St
Bridgeport, PA 19405
Meatball Wars is heating up in Conshohocken, PA.
The Final event will be Monday, November 22nd at Spamps.
Check out The NBC 10 video detailing how it all began and where it has escalated.
It’s been about a month since the “feud” over the best meatballs in Conshohocken began and more than $1000 has already been raised for charity. The participating restaurants are:
Each restaurant will donate $1, or more in some cases, to the $100for100 charity with the purchase of a meatball sandwich.
Spampinato’s is also donating $1 from their bottomless meatball dinners on Sunday night to the charity.
Meatball sandwiches will be sold through the rest of the weekend and then….
Meatball Wars will come to a close at a final event on Monday, November 22nd to support $100 for 100 charity. Meatballs from all participating restaurants will be judged and the winner of Meatball Wars will be announced.
A $10 donation to the charity will be requested and you will be given a bracelet for drink specials. There will be $6 glasses of wine, $2 Miller Lites, $5 margaritas, a half price bar menu, and half price meatball sandwiches with your donation. There will also be raffles for gift cards and other prizes. Also on hand will be Lavenders Body Clinic offering chair massage to help you relax while tasting those tasty meatballs!
$100 for 100 gives 100 local children in need a $100 shopping spree at Dick’s Sporting Goods. To learn more about the charity or make a donation online, please go HERE.
Come out Monday and support a great cause and sample food from 8 great local restaurants!
I will be one of the judges that evening, so I want to see you all there!
It’s Halloween on Sunday and there are a few area Halloween Parties to check out!
Thursday, October 28th
Sampan – The Graffiti Bar Halloween Party including a costume contest with guest judges
Friday, October 29th
Saturday, October 30th
Spamps – DJ spinning monster tunes and Candy Corn Martinis.
We’ll update additional parties that we hear about them!
Some of the area’s most talented female chefs and restaurant owners are teaming up to raise money for Women Against Abuse services for victims of domestic violence.
The Dish it Up Event includes a cooking competition with 1o of the city’ most celebrated women-owned or operated restaurants. Contestants include Jennifer Carroll from 10 Arts and current contestant on Top Chef , Ane Ormaechea from Cafe Apamate, Maria Forte from Cucina Forte, Delilah Winder of Delilah’s Southern Cuisine, Effie Bouikids from Effie’s and Paul, Katie Cavuto Boyle from Healthy Bites and previous finalist on The Next Food Network Star, Catherine Lee and Luciana Spurio of Le Virtu, Moon Krapugthong of Chabaa and Mango Moon, Sheryl Borish from Marathon Grill and Lynn Marie Rinaldi from Paradiso.
The evening includes food tasting, cocktails and dancing and all proceeds will go to Women Against Abuse.
When: Thursday, October 29th 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Moore College of Art and Design, 20th and The Parkway, Philadelphia
Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased here.
We have 2 tickets for the Phillies NLDS Game #5 (series clincher if necessary!)
For your chance to win, just sign up to receive The Best of Food Newsletter.
Click HERE to enter. No purchase necessary!
Ever dream of being a mixologist? Could you use a cool $500?
There may not be an easier or more entertaining way to accomplish both!
On October 22nd, at 6PM the festivities begin at MangoMoon in Manayunk. Local mixologists will judge the entries of the Infusion Contest.
Here’s how it works:
1. Entries must be received by MangoMoon by October 8th, 2009.
2. There is a $10 entry fee which covers the cost of the container that your Infusion must be submitted in for the contest.
3.Use ingredients of your choice to infuse any base alcohol EXCEPT vodka.
The winner will receive $500 and a $200 gift basket.