On the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Potluck, it was only fitting that some of the most celebrated potluckers in MNP history dominated the night.
Brian Munger, who, along with his wife Kathy, holds the record for most MNP podium finishes with six (including four firsts), made a long-awaited return to the win column Monday night. Munger's Whiskey Sweet Cherry Pulled Pork Sliders melted hearts, tongues and minds, crushing the rest of the competitive field. Whiskey Sliders recorded 42 points on the night, more than the second and third place dishes combined.
Munger's Whiskey Sliders were augmented by a secret sauce that remained unrevealed as of this writing and received a huge assist from Hawaiian Rolls (Hawaiian Rolls are basically the John Stockton of potlucks. They improve basically everything. And if you're reading this wondering who John Stockton is, shame on you, brush up on your 1990s NBA knowledge. He's that guy who always wore super short shorts. Remember now? Good, let's move on).
The podium was rounded out by potluck regulars Rick and Maria Galgas, who took second with their Cheesy Funeral Potatoes, and Warren and Samantha, whose Chicken Pot Pie secured third place (why "funeral" potatoes? According to Maria, "because there's so much butter and cheese they may lead you to an early grave.")
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to each and every one of you phenomenal chefs out there that brought food for the potluck. As always, the potluckers and their dishes:
Tiernan - Chicken And Broccoli Hot Dish
Trevor Maring - Cheesy Potatoes
Maria Mattera - Chocolate Raw Pie
Wendy Weiner - Tater N Kale Frittata
Brian Munger - Whiskey Sweet Cherry Pulled Pork Sliders (1st Place)
Ben Redner - Colorado Mashers
Rick and Maria - Cheesy Funeral Potatoes (2nd Place)
Jason Lederer - Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies
Warren and Samantha - Chicken Pot Pie (3rd Place)
Seth Cohen - Broken Compass IPA Risotto
Alli and Rich - Mango Brie Crowns
Caroline - Fancy Chili Popcorn
Peter and Jasmine - Brolky Slaw And Doritos (apologies for the spelling)
Joe B - Spring Roll
Alex Dean - What Cowboys Dream About (award for best name)
Max Tane and Alex C - Must Go Nachos
Potluck will continue next Monday night (April 20) 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!)