Event Spotlight: The Food Experiments presents The Pork Experiment

February 25, 2011

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Brooklyn Brewery presents

Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, New York City’s “cook-off royalty” (http://bit.ly/cook-offkings), created The Food Experiments in 2009. The Experiments are a series of cooking competitions that challenge amateur chefs to create around 300 samples of a dish featuring an “experimental” ingredient or theme. Seven sold-out Experiments have taken place in Brooklyn involving beer, cheese, chocolate, tacos, brunch, Brooklyn roots, and holiday themes. Brooklyn Brewery is presenting a national tour that will feature Experiments in Austin, New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Brooklyn Brewery is bringing the Food Experiments, a highly successful series of amateur cook-offs launched in Brooklyn, on a multi-city tour that will debut in Austin with “The Pork Experiment.” Over twenty home chefs will create delectable pork dishes for the chance to win cash, prizes, and a round-trip ticket to New York City to compete in the Food Experiments All Stars Competition. The Pork Experiment will take place on March 13, 2011 at Club Deville 900 Red River Street from 12:00 – 4:30 pm.

The Food Experiments stands out in New York City’s cook-off circuit for attracting the most committed, passionate, and daring competitors. The series is the brainchild of two of the most competitive cooks to grace the cook-off scene, Nick Suarez and Theo Peck. After continually facing each other on the winner’s podium, the once-rivals joined forces to create a cook-off that they would be excited to enter. With the sponsorship of Brooklyn Brewery, they are now bringing the fervor of the Food Experiments to cities across the nation, starting with Austin, Texas. “We’ve had a blast working with Nick and Theo over the last couple of years. The Food Experiments embody the creative culinary spirit of our home borough and we’re excited to take
this piece of Brooklyn on the road,” said Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery President.

The Food Experiments is currently seeking adventurous home chefs to enter the Pork Experiment. “I know Austin is more than just tacos and barbecue (although I love both). I can’t wait to see what the contestants come up with,” said Theo Peck, co-founder of the Food Experiments. Along with the audience, a panel of judges from the Austin food scene will taste all the entries and pick a favorite. In addition to culinary glory, winners will receive prizes from local sponsors, cash and/or a round-trip ticket to New York City to compete against winners of other Food Experiments. Not only do the Experiments offer an opportunity for unsung home chefs to gain recognition and appreciation from the masses, they bring together people who are passionate about food in a party-like atmosphere. In addition, a portion of tickets sales will
support a local charity, Youth Launch.

WHAT: Brooklyn Brewery presents The Pork Experiment
WHEN: Sunday March 13, 2011 12:00 – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Club Deville – 900 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701

Addie Broyles – Food Writer for The Austin Statesman
David Alan – Nationally Recognized Mixologist also known as The Tipsy Texan
Marla Camp – Publisher, Edible Austin

$20 in advance, $25 day of event
Buy tickets online: http://bit.ly/austinporktickets
Includes tasting samples and a beer from Brooklyn Brewery

I am very excited for this event, please let me know if you’re going! We all know that Anthony Bourdain loves his pork and as do I. I’m hoping to see from pork belly in my tummy!


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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