For only the second time ever, a Monday Night Potluck came down to a single point.
Brett Lomoro's Spinachoke Dip and Kendall and Mikey's Super Ham Rolls locked in a heavyweight battle at Broken Compass on Monday, easily outpaced the third place winners Very Berry Custard Trifle (made by Maria) and BBQ Chicken Sammies With Red Cabbage Slaw (made by Erin and Jake, who continue to make a habit out of third place finishes. Which, by the way, is nothing to be ashamed of) by more than 10 points.
Spinachoke Dip was augmented by a lovely presentation that included celery, pita chips and dippable French bread, as well as a healthy disposition that Lomoro said included "lots of garlic and cheese. Like, wayyyyy too much cheese."
Super Ham Rolls, meanwhile, benefited from the use of Hawaiian rolls, a hand-to-mouth delivery method that has never once been frowned at in the history of, well, probably the world, I guess. With a special sauce that included "butter, sugar, honey mustard and uhhh, more butter," according to creator Kendall, Super Ham Rolls shed any and all attempts at appearing to be healthy (editor's note: a tactic that the author of this post supports wholeheartedly).
Both heavyweights went blow for blow for 15 rounds, mixing in a series head and body blows that left potluckers reeling from deliciousness. But in the end, it was Super Ham Rolls left standing, a 40-39 victor, delirious and soaked in butter, forever a potluck champion.
Once again, a huge thank you goes out to all of you who brought food to the potluck. You continue to amaze with your creativity and general deliciousness. Without further ado, the potluckers and their dishes:
Brett Lomoro - Spinachoke Dip (2nd Place)
Katie Lestrange - Bacon Brussels
Erin and Jake - BBQ Chicken Sammies With Red Cabbage Slaw (T-3rd Place) (Also, wins the award for "best labeled food," which you can view below)
Scott and Daryl - Cheesycake
Amber - Sausage Cheese Dip
Peggi - Kale Salad
Bob - Stuffed Jalepenos
Kathy Munger - PB&J Bars (pretty much like a PB&J sandwich, except if you replaced the bread with a cookie-like substance. Yes, I ate far too many of these)
Wayne Holmes - Hot Pepper Corn Pudding
Nancy and Ben - Pita Pizza With Jalepenos And Chicken
Warren Rixon, Chelsea Stevens and Samantha - Weiner Shrooms
Seth Cohen - Ginger Pale Ale Ice Cream
Maria - Very Berry Custard Trifle (T-3rd Place)
Janet Healy - Soooo...Ready For Spring Salad
Angie and Kyla - Nutjobs (Pretzel Pecan)
Kendall and Mikey - Super Ham Rolls (1st Place)
Kathleen and Steve - Peppadews Stuffed With Artichoke Hearts And Goat Cheese (still upset I didn't get any of these)
Emma Montague and Andy McCory - Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Nick Shaffer - Roasted Veggies
Potluck will continue next Monday night (March 2nd) with eating commencing at or around 7 p.m., but we recommend showing up early to get a table. We can't wait to see what you bring next!
(Editor's note: Broken Compass Brewing's Monday Night Potlucks are popping off every Monday night, with eating starting around 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!)
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