Like beer? Hows about edible chemistry experiments? Houston Beer Experiment, this Sunday at Fitzgeralds, combines both.
The cook-off, reminiscent of Saint Arnold's annual sell-out One Pot Showdown, pits home chefs against each other to craft the best beer-based recipes.
As long as beer is included in some manner, any recipe goes. Judges include Underbelly's Chris Shepherd, Stella Sola's Adam Dorris, Houston beer expert and Beer, Texas blogger Ronnie Crocker and food blogger Jenny Wang.
As long as beer is included in some manner, any recipe goes.
A total of seven prizes will be awarded by both the judges and from the audience's own feedback. The grand prize winner will be the audience favorite voted by ballot, but all finalists will go home with some sudsy swag.
The Houston Beer Experiment, part of a series of amateur cook-offs called The Food Experiments, is the first stop on a 16-city tour that culminates in a National Championship in New York City Dec. 16.
It's the first time The Food Experiments has stopped in Houston, and someone must've told them we like our beer down here. Houston is one of only two cities that gets to compete with an alcoholic element; Jersey City gets "booze." Other cities, which include a few European stops, compete to perfect certain food items including tacos (Austin), dumplings (Pittsburg) and pie (Twin Cities, Minn.)
The grand prize winner at the Houston stop will win a trip to Brooklyn courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery to compete in the National Championship.
Now in its second year, The Food Experiments donate a portion of their events proceeds towards charities that promote sustainable living and culinary education for local at-risk children.
The Houston Beer Experiment takes place Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fitzgerald's on the corner of White Oak and Studewood. Attendee tickets are $10. To register, click here. Competitors will be provided with a $50 Central Market gift card to purchase ingredients.