From our family to yours, we wish you a flavorful holiday, full of good family, friends and high spirits.
As the culinary marathon continues to put "chef-testants" to task, Chef Sarah Grueneberg turns up the heat in Week 3. She battled rattlesnake with style in the quickfire challenge showing off her ability to elevate the slithering serpent to a whole new level. Read the episode recap here. Go Sarah!!
The rumors on Twitter are all true! Our Sloppy Joelopy has hit the road, bringing our moveable feast to folks around the country. The menu rotates, but includes sensational sammies, like The Joelopy, a classic sloppy joe made with ground beef, onions, pickle relish and delicious seasoning, The Pork Lizzie BBQ pulled pork with crunchy, tangy cabbage salad and the Cincinnati Traffic Jam: Ground beef cooked Cincinnati chili-style with shredded cheddar and onions. BooYah!
Right now this tank of taste tempting flavor is making its way to Purdue University this weekend, then on to visit Packer fans in Green Bay and finally heading down to the University of Missouri. Don't miss out! Keep track of the truck on Twitter: @sloppyjoelopy
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap in Chicago is turning up the heat in this November by teaming up with Major League Eating for their Third Annual Battle of the Bhut XXX Wing Eating contest happening on Sunday, November 6, 2011! Those daring enough to participate will have to take down Jake's signature XXX Hot Wings, which are made with two of the hottest peppers in the world, the Red Savina Habanero and the Bhut Jolokia, which currently holds the title of hottest chile pepper in the Guinness Book of World Records!
Jake’s will kick off this hotter than hot Sunday funday at 1 p.m. with a celebrity pre-contest featuring Chicago firefighters, Jake’s Bhut Camp winners and Chicago’s most recognized! For every wing eaten during the first contest, Jake’s will donate $5 per wing to the Widows and Orphans fund, which benefits the families of firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Firefighters will also be collecting donations for the Widows and Orphans fund throughout the event.
Chicago’s top two Major League Eaters, Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti and Gravy Brown, will headline the event in an effort to bring the Bhut title back to Chicago. Seattle’s Erik “the Red” Denmark won last year’s Battle of the Bhut after eating 35 Bhut XXX Wings in 5 minutes for the title. Bertoletti and Brown finished second and third, respectively, in 2010.