We're excited to report that The Food Experiments National Tour is coming back to Philly! Last year, we wrote a couple times about The Philadelphia Cheese Experiment, a local amateur chef competition held during Philly Beer Week. It was a really fun event to attend and demonstrated exactly what we love about Philly's food culture - it brings people together to share their common passion for fun times and good eats. Here's co-founder Theo Peck describing the inspiration for the tour and offering advice to the competing chefs.
This year, the competition is on May 6th and has a new theme: Sandwiches! If you've paid any attention to our Sandwich Quest, you know how much this excited the 22nd & Philly crew. There is no better sandwich town than Philadelphia, so we can't wait to see what the Sandwich Experiment contestants come up with.
Speaking of... The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment is now looking for competitors. It's limited to about 25 people, so sign up quickly. Anyone can enter - no formal cooking experience needed, just a cool idea for a sandwich, the patience to create 300+ samples of it to feed attendees, and the spirit to compete. Prizes include major bragging rights, cash, cool cooking stuff, and most importantly a trip to Brooklyn to compete in the National Food Experiment Championships against winners from 16 other stops on the national tour.
Lots of photos here to give you an idea of what last year's event was like. Do it!
WHAT: The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment
WHEN: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 (not during Beer Week this year)
TIME: 2pm - 5pm (perfect place to chow down after running Broad Street!)
WHERE: Underground Arts at Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19108
JUDGES: Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno Bros and more local celebrities to come
SIGN UP TO COMPETE: http://thefoodexperiments.com/tour/philadelphia/
OR/ BUY TICKETS: $12 – includes tasting samples and a Brooklyn Brewery beer. A portion of the proceeds will go towards charities that promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.
TWITTER HASHTAG: #PhillyFoodEx