(Editor's note: We apologize for the delay in the posting of this blog. As a result of mass potluck consumption, the author was in a deep food coma for a majority of Tuesday and only recently awakened to the world)
The spirit of winter continued to manifest itself at Monday Night Potlucks, as a frozen, delicious dessert carried the day for the second straight week.
The final polling was hotly contested, but Seth Cohen's Coconut Porter Ice Cream (made with real Broken Compass Coconut Porter! Because only the best ingredients and all that jazz) squeaked out a one-point victory over a collaborative effort by Dave Radcliffe (no relation to Daniel, or Harry Potter, and if you don't get that reference, well congrats, you're not a huge nerd like me), Kendall Turcotte and Dustin Flory, who supplied a stellar French Onion Mac N Cheese. CocPo Ice Cream finished the night with a MNP record 34 points, while Mac N Cheese fell just short, recording 33 points. Hearty Bison Hash rounded out the top three with 17 points (and could have put together a stronger showing, but was unable to sustain a hot start after it's supplies were depleted early in the feast).
It was the deepest and most competitive MNP field to date, as 11 excellent dishes were provided by our amazing patrons (11! You guys rock. If I knew how I would make Coconut Porter ice cream for all of you. And then I'd eat it all before I could give it away). But nothing could steal the spotlight away from Crazy-Good-Melt-In-Your-Mouth CocPo Ice Cream.
"This ice cream is the greatest achievement in the history of man," one delighted eater said. "It is singlehandedly responsible for changing my outlook on life."
The same could likely be said for the rest of the fortunate crowd gathered at Broken Compass.
Once again, Broken Compass would like to thank everyone who brought food. Many amazing dishes were consumed that were not included here (bacon-wrapped jalepenos, homemade bread, stuffed portabello mushrooms, gumbo, pot roast to name a few. I'd include more but I was in food heaven and don't entirely recollect everything from the night. And no, alcohol was not involved in this particularly memory loss), and we appreciate every one of them. Congratulations to Seth Cohen on his extraordinary, growler-winning ice cream.
Monday Night Potlucks will continue next week (Nov. 24) at 6:30, with eating commencing at 7. We can't wait to see what you make next!
(Editor's note: Broken Compass Brewing's Monday Night Potlucks are popping off every Monday night, with eating starting between 6:30 and 7. We encourage everyone to contribute a dish every now and then, but everyone in the brewery is welcome to sample the food and vote for their favorite dishes. First place wins a 64 oz growler and fill, second place a 32 oz. growler and fill and third place a free pint. See you there!)