No matter the potluck, talent will win out.
That was the case Monday night for the sixth edition of Broken Compass's Monday Night Potlucks. No amount of game planning or strategy from the various assorted dips, soups or cakes could hope to stop the juggernaut that was Chantal Mings's Bacon Cheddar Tater Tot Bombs, which conquered the field with 41 points.
Facing the stiffest MNP competition yet (17 dishes were brought this week. 17! And yes, that's including the pre-prepared plate of friend chicken, mashed potatoes and corn from City Market. You guys rock), Tot Bombs was unfazed, methodically and mercilessly laying waste to the rest of the field.
Even strong performances from runner-up Buffalo Chicken Dip (made by Jasmine and Matt Smitg with 25 points) and third place Grilled Cheese With Basil Tomato Soup (by Billy Grow and Rachel Carpenter, 23 votes. And, c'mon, those mini grilled cheeses were hilarious how could you not vote for them?) could do nothing to slow Tot Bombs' momentum (we should pause for a moment and recognize the unfairness of Tot Bombs performance. Anytime you're combining bacon and cheese you're creating something delicious. That's two of the greatest foods in the world right there. Wrap them around a fried potato? Unfair).
"Just a devestating performance by Tot Bombs tonight," said veteran potlucker D Buckets. "They just have too much talent up and down the roster."
Broken Compass would once again like to thank all of those who brought food for another amazing potluck. As we'll start doing every week, here's everyone who brought food and the dish they brought:
Robbie, Mel, Nancy and Andy - Spin on Artichoke Dip and Chips
Seth Cohen - Broken Compass Chili Pepper Pale Ale Wisconsin Cheddar Soup
Steve and Julia - City Market Chicken Breast and Bag of Chips (the night's true winners)
Alex Dean, Grant Robinson, Nick Shaffer - All'arrabiatta, Haluski (I do not know what either of these are, but they were delicious)
Aaron Vogt, Ryan Cram - Gooey Butter Cake
Mel Sutherland - Shepherd's Brit-tasty Pie
Joe Napolitan - Pizza Crusts From a Dumpster
Jef Bryon - Penne Dankfredo (made, apparently, with "bacon, sausage, veggies and crack." See attached photo for details)
Chantal Mings - Bacon Cheddar Tater Tot Bombs
Rebecca Hearn - Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Kevin Gerbes - Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese
Billy Grow and Rachel Carpenter - Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese
Jasmine and Matt Smith - Buffalo Chicken Dip
Keith and Janelle - Chicken Wing Dip with Chips
Jesina Bear and Julia Gulia - (Banana Popcicles, Stuffing)
Katie McB - Broccoli Mac N Cheese
You guys are awesome.
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!)
Food line out the door