Monday Night Potluck gives zero forks that mud season is upon us.
Despite lowered expectations, MNP kicked off its post ski season with a bang, with 13 absurdly outstanding dishes duking it out for the prestigious honor of potluck champion.
Red Pepper Hummus and Meatballs In Cream Sauce raced out to an early lead, only to be reeled in by a trio of delectable dishes. Drunken Ham (ham with bourbon cherry glaze), Broken Compass Ginger Pale Ale Pork Fried Rice and Sweet And Spicy Mountain Chicken quickly surpassed Hummus and Meatballs and turned the night into a three-horse race.
Despite a terrific fight put by Pork Fried Rice (Brian Dube and Co, 36 points) and Mountain Chicken (Wendy C., 31 pionts), it was only fitting that in the end the title went to Drunken Ham (41 points), whose creator, Mike Spies, made potluck waves by taking first in his first potluck ever.
And although Dube's Pork Fried Rice fell five points short of victory, he should be commended for bringing enough pork fried rice to feed a small army.
Congratulations to the winners (which, really, was every person in attendance) and a huge thank you to everyone who brought delicious food. The potluckers and their dishes follow:
Kevin and Kylee - Jalapeno Serrano Poppers With Bacon Cream Cheese
Erin and Jake - (Everything But The) Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad
Brett and Katie - BK Bean And Corn And Avocado Dippers
Heather W. - Pickled With A Punch
Sam H. - Raccoon Potato Chip Dip
Diny H. - Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Wendy C. - Sweet And Spicy Mountain Chicken (3rd Place)
Janette and Doug - Meatballs In Cream Sauce
Ben Redner - Tarragon Green Beans
Caitlyn Tongish - Mac N Cheese With Steeze
Brian Dube and The Crew - Broken Compass Ginger Pale Ale Pork Fried Rice (2nd Place)
Mike Spies - Ham With Bourbon Cherry Glaze (1st Place)
Rick and Maria - Olive Confusion Red Pepper Hummus + Black Truffle Popcorn
Potluck will continue next Monday night (April 27) 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!)