I am beyond thrilled to announce that I will be the blogger guest judge at tomorrow’s Brooklyn Brewery-sponsored Taco Experiment, along with local professionals Addie Broyles, Virginia Wood, Claudia Alarcon, and Aaron and Stacy Franklin (I know, right?!).
I won this honor by lottery, thanks to my participation in the 2012 City Guide put together by the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. If you haven’t read my round-up of Austin Middle Eastern eateries, go check it out now!
As reported by Austinist, the Taco Experiment “will feature over 20 local amateur chefs in a head to head battle for taco supremacy. The guidelines for competing are slim; ‘cheftestants’ will present one original food item representing the competition’s taco theme. Creativity is a main ingredient, so expect these tacos to run the gamut from traditional to experimental.” Sounds scary. And awesome. The Food Experiments is a national, New York-based amateur cook-off operation. Next week, they’ll be hosting a chili challenge–in Stockholm! (I know, right?!)
Come on out and see the taco action at the ND tomorrow from noon to 3:00pm! Tickets are $10, and the event is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.
When it was announced that I won, the Food Experiments opined on Twitter, “I wonder if StellaTex will be able to eat more than 30 tacos…” They obviously haven’t met me.