Monday, February 4, 2013
New Easton restaurant wins Pearly Baker's chili cook-off.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, February 4
Preparing to pit his chili against dozens of others this weekend, Two Rivers Brewing chef Jeremy Bialker took to Twitter to discuss his progress, "Honestly, my best batch to date," he wrote. Apparently, the judges at the 18th annual Pearly Baker's Alehouse chili cook-off agreed, awarding Two Rivers -- a first-time competitor -- with the Judge's Choice Award. Another brew pub, the Trapp Door in Emmaus, won the People's Choice Award, the Express-Times reported. Pearly Baker's holds its chili cook-off each year on Super Bowl Sunday. This year, the event was held to raise money for Easton's Ambassadors program.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Super Bowl of chili returns for its 19th year to downtown Easton.
In the mood for a taste of some of the Lehigh Valley's best restaurants? Then head to Pearly Baker's today for their 18th annual chili cook-off, which challenges dozens of local restaurants to present their take on a classic cold-weather food. Doors open at 11 a.m., and admission is $5. If you're worried about the cook-off conflicting with the Super Bowl, don't be. Things tend to wrap up well before game time. This year's competitors -- listed on the Pearly Baker's Facebook page -- include: As usual, Pearly Baker's will offer up two kinds of chili, but sit out the competition. Instead, it pits its chilis against each other, with the two dishes inspired by the two teams in the Super Bowl. (For example, in 2011, when the Steelers played the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Several local restaurants will compete in annual Super Bowl of chili.
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- Tom Coombe
Thursday, January 31
Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, dozens of local restaurants have sent their chefs to Pearly Baker's Alehouse in Easton for a competition to determine who makes the best chili. This cook-off -- which returns Sunday at 11 a.m. for its 18th year -- typically draws a line-out-the-door crowd. And within that tradition is a mini-tradition. Pearly Baker's itself makes two kinds of chili, but sits out of the competition. Instead, it pits its chilis against each other, with the two dishes inspired by the two teams in the Super Bowl. (For example, in 2011, when the Steelers played the Packers, Pearly's made one chili that had short ribs marinated in Pabst Blue Ribbon and topped with Wisconsin cheddar, and a Pittsburgh-themed chili featuring …