Dining news: Bar Louie to 'Rock the Tot'
‘ROCK THE TOT'
Bar Louie locations around the region will host their annual “Rock the Tot” tater tot-eating contest beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 19.
The contest will be broken into two parts, team relay races and a solo competition. Festivities will include a night of live entertainment and celebration as Bar Louie seeks to set the world record for most tater tots eaten simultaneously across all locations. Guests wanting to participate in the historic attempt will each receive one tater tot to eat at the designated time of 9 p.m.
The team to finish their four pounds of tots in the quickest time wins four “Rock the Tot” champions T-shirts and free tots for a year. Solo winners will receive a $250 Bar Louie gift card, champion trophy, T-shirt and free tater tots for one year.
The top five winners nationwide will be awarded airfare and hotel accommodations to Cleveland, to attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and compete at Bar Louie Cleveland on Oct. 5, for the ultimate title of “Rock the Tot” national champion. The grand-prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize, free tater tots for life and hold the world record for most tots eaten in three minutes.
Almost 250,000 tater tots were consumed nationwide during last year's competition. The 2012 national champion Jamie McDonald consumed 5 pounds, 4 ounces of tater tots in six minutes.
SMORGASBURGH POPS UP
Michael McAllister and Kit Mueller are launching Smorgasburgh, the first pop-up, all-food flea market featuring local chefs, farmers and related purveyors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, at 2304 Smallman St. in the Strip District.
Organizers hope the event becomes a monthly staple for foodies, shoppers and other visitors to one of the region's most popular destinations.
Purveyors include The Crested Duck, Espresso a Mano, Meat and Potatoes, Marty's Market, Olive & Marlowe, Klavon's Ice Cream, Wild Purveyors, Bluebird Kitchen, The Pop Stop, Bedillion Honey Farm, Good L'Oven Bakery, Zeke's Coffee, Tamari, The Livermore, Pastitsio, Drew's Pie Supply, Franktuary, Fukuda and more.
Local singer-songwriter Madeline Rae Beyer will entertain. The event will also be BYOB and feature complimentary beer from Full Pint by PortaKeg.
LOCAL FOOD BASH
In honor of September being local food month, The Supper Club will host a local food bash from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19, at 101 Ehalt St., Greensburg.
The evening entertainment will include food stations, prizes and gift baskets and live music by The Wooden Box Band.
Baskets and local food donations are being provided by Jamison Farms Lamb, Bennington Butcher Shop, Nature's Way Market, Turner Dairy, Fede Pasta, Delallo's Italian Market, Fisher Honey, Rosary Acres Natural & Organic Foods, Friendship Farms, Logan Family Farms, McQauide Farm, Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, Wigle Wiskey, Hidden Hills Creamery, Tait Farms, Palmer Farm, Bardine's Country Smokehouse, Let It Grow, Rose Family Farm, Lichty's Farm, Heritage Farms, Clover Creek Cheese Cellar, God's Country Creamery and more.
Tickets cost $25. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Arias M. BrownBack Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's commitment to providing educational opportunities for those wishing to learn sustainable agriculture techniques.
Details: 724-961-0536 or www.supperclubgreensburg.com
MEET THE DISTILLER
Guests are invited to meet distiller Herman Mihalich and sample cocktails made from his Pennsylvania-distilled Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Union Pig & Chicken, 220 North Highland Ave., East Liberty.
Dad's Hat has collaborated with the team at Union as part of Pittsburgh Cocktail Week to create four distinctive cocktails that will be offered with three courses of their old-fashioned American barbecue for $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. That evening, Union's culinary offerings will include dishes cooked with Dad's Hat and smoked with wood from a used Dad's Hat aging barrel.
Dad's Hat is distilled in Bristol, Pa.
Details: 412-363-7675 or www.sousapgh.com
Rumfish Grille/Beach, at 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, will host its first Oktoberfest beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 21.
The event will feature music, a pig roast on the Rumfish Beach menu and select pilsners on special throughout the day.
There is no cover charge for guests arriving before 9 p.m. Details: www.rumfishpgh.com
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