Philly food is so much more than cheesesteaks. Let us show you.
On Sunday, October 18th, the Philly Homebrew Club will be shutting down American Street for their 9th annual Made on American Street barbecue competition and food and beer festival. This year, the competition will also include chicken as well as “Southern sides”, so there will be plenty of food for everyone in attendance. And, as the club usually does, there will be all-you-can-drink homebrew for attendees of the festival.
The event is always a popular one, so don’t sleep on getting a ticket, which are $30 for food only or $40 for food and a commemorative beer sampling glass. The tickets will get you as much as you can eat and drink from 1-5pm that day, which should take care of your lunch and dinner—quite a bargain for $40. Purchase your tickets here.
If you would like to enter the competition, teams can check out the Philly Homebrew Club’s homepage for a full set of rules and entry forms. Entry is $250 per team, but the club will provide entrants with either 20lbs of ribs or 40lbs of chicken (or both), which the teams can choose at the time of entry. They will also be able to make any “Southern sides” they like, but must bring all of their own ingredients.
The winning teams for both chicken and ribs will win $1,200 for first place in each category, $600 for second, and $300 for third. The Southern sides competition can net teams an extra $300, $200, and $100 respectively. There is quite a bit of money to be won on October 18th, but teams must register no later than October 12th. What’s even better about the event is that yours truly will be judging.
We’ve been attending this event for a number of years, and it’s definitely the best one the Homebrew Club puts on (even though their chili cookoff in February is always a solid one, as well). So make your way to the event, hang out for what is sure to be a beautiful fall day, and eat your fill of barbeque and drink your fill of a variety of homebrewed beer. What more could you want from a Sunday?