On a night when desserts dominated the potluck tables, they were unceremoniously shut out of the winner's column. 

No less than six desserts made their way to the table Monday evening, all delicious in their own right. And yet their combined sweetness appeared to cancel each other out, paving the way for a relatively easy victory for Aaron Lenz's Italian Sausage Croissants. 

Croissants cruised to the win with 35 points, outpacing Regular Old Bacon and Coq a la Bierre, who finished second and third, respectively. 

Using the unlikely yet delicious combination of two underrated and outstanding representations of their food groups, Italian sausage and croissants, Italian Sausage Croissants raced out to an early lead and never looked back. Regular Old Bacon managed to put up a fight for a short time, but it was to no avail (a word, for a moment, on Bacon, which, in all honesty, was some of the most delicious bacon this humble writer has ever had the honor to taste. Some of you may decry Mr. Coleman for lack of creativity in his dish, but the sheer deliciousness of it, and the large quantities of it (it was a legit mound of bacon) render those naysayers silent).

It was Lenz's first appearance at a Monday Night Potluck, and a strong start for what promises to be a prolific potluck career. 

As always, here are the potluckers and their delicious dishes:

Frodo Baggins - Raspberry Blackberry Chocolate Chip Scones
Aaron Lenz - Italian Sausage Croissants (1st Place)
Noah Coleman - Bacon (2nd Place) (Seriously, it was just plain old bacon)
Maria Mattera - Fudge Strip Cookie "Salad"
Mia and Alex - Avocado Black Onyx Mousse
Ike and G - Pizza Bites
Jack and Chelsea - Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Seth Cohen - Coq a la Bierre (3rd Place)
Mike Spies - Bourbon Candied Bacon
Ginger Hatton - Handmade Salsa and Chips
Meghan Lovely - Caramel Pecan Bars
Vanessa Zachman - Cheerio Bars

Potluck will continue next Monday night (May 18) 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!)

 The winners from left, Aaron, Noah and Seth

The winners from left, Aaron, Noah and Seth

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