Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Taco Experiment

This sounds like great fun! I love tacos (making them and eating them) and am almost tempted to compete...except that I hate cook-offs.

The Food Experiments Continues Multi-City Tour with
Stop in Washington D.C. with The Taco Experiment

BROOKLYN, NY (April 11, 2011) – Brooklyn Brewery is bringing the Food Experiments, a highly successful series of amateur cook-offs launched in Brooklyn, on a multi-city tour that has debuted in Austin and New Orleans and continues on to Washington D.C. with “The Taco Experiment.” Over twenty home chefs will create delectable taco dishes for the chance to win cash, prizes, and a round- trip ticket to New York City to compete in the Food Experiments All Stars Competition. The Taco Experiment will take place on May 15th, 2011 at the Rock n Roll Hotel 1353 H St NE 12:00 – 4pm.

The Food Experiments stands out in New York City’s cook-off circuit for attracting the most committed, passionate, and daring competitors. The series is the brainchild of two of the most competitive cooks to grace the cook-off scene, Nick Suarez and Theo Peck. After continually facing each other on the winner’s podium, the once-rivals joined forces to create a cook-off that they would be excited to enter. With the sponsorship of Brooklyn Brewery, they are now bringing the fervor of the Food Experiments to cities across the nation. "We've had a blast working with Nick and Theo over the last couple of years. The Food Experiments embody the creative culinary spirit of our home borough and we're excited to take this piece of Brooklyn on the road," said Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery President.

The Food Experiments is currently seeking adventurous home chefs to enter the Taco Experiment. “I can’t wait to see what the contestants come up with,” said Theo Peck, co-founder of the Food Experiments. Along with the audience, a panel of judges from the D.C. food scene will taste all the entries and pick a favorite. In addition to culinary glory, winners will receive prizes from local sponsors, cash and/or a round-trip ticket to New York City to compete against winners of other Food Experiments. Not only do the Experiments offer an opportunity for unsung home chefs to gain recognition and appreciation from the masses, they bring together people who are passionate about food in a party-like atmosphere.

The D.C. Taco Experiment
Sunday May 15, 2011
12:00 - 4 pm
Rock and Roll Hotel 1353 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
Lauren De Santis, Producer/Host, Capital Cooking
More judges to be announced soon
$10 in advance, $15 day of event - Includes tasting samples and a beer from Brooklyn Brewery
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Capital Area Food Bank

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Watch a short video about the Food Experiments at
Chefs, press and food bloggers are invited to pre-Taco Experiment Happy Hour on Thursday May 12, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm at Birch & Barley located at 1337 14th Street.

About The Food Experiments: Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, New York City’s “cook-off royalty” (, created The Food Experiments in 2009. The Experiments are a series of cooking competitions that challenge amateur chefs to create around 300 samples of a dish featuring an “experimental” ingredient or theme. Seven sold-out Experiments have taken place in Brooklyn involving beer, cheese, chocolate, tacos, brunch, Brooklyn roots, and holiday themes. Brooklyn Brewery is presenting a national tour that will feature Experiments in Austin, New Orleans, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

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