Monday, September 29, 2014

Food Fight | MeatBall Edition Winners Announced

ALBANY, NY…The City of Albany and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) announce the winners of Food Fight | MeatBall Edition held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM throughout the streets of downtown Albany. The MeatBall Competition consisted of fifteen venues who provided the public with close to 8,000 meatballs over the course of four hours. Judging for Food Fight was conducted by Steve Barnes, Senior Writer and Author of Tablehopping Blog, Times Union Newspaper and Michael J. Stamets, CEC, Instructor at Schenectady County Community College, President of American Culinary Federation (ACF), Capital District Central New York Chapter.

The winners are as follows:
  • Best Traditional MeatBalls | The Capital – American Lounge Eatery & Lounge |
    Chef Keith Dambrose
  • Best Use of Fish | Jack’s Oyster House | Chef Larry Schepici
  • Best Vegetarian or Vegan | The Hollow Bar + Kitchen | Chef Henry Ciccone
  • Best Dessert Ball | Jack’s Oyster House | Chef Larry Schepici
  • Most Unique or Creative | The Merry Monk | Chef Daniel Miller
  • Best in Show | Jack’s Oyster House | Chef Larry Schepici
The public was also invited to participate in a People’s Choice award. The winner of the People’s Choice award went to Jack’s Oyster House. Second place went to The Merry Monk and third place was awarded to V&R Italian Restaurant.

The 15 business who participated during the event were: Blue 82, Buddha Tea House, The Capital Eatery & Lounge, Cider Belly Doughnuts, Dali Mamma, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Jack’s Oyster House, The Merry Monk, Olde English Pub, Pearl Street Pub, Public House 42, Subway, V & R Italian Ristorante, Wolf’s 1-11 Arena Grill and Yono’s | dp’s American Brasserie.

“The weather and schedule of Downtown events was on our side for this food competition and we are pleased to have welcomed close to 1,000 people who came out for the Food Fight and to enjoy the heart of our Capital City” said Georgette Steffens, executive director, Downtown Albany BID. “$180 million is currently being invested in our Downtown and it was exciting to show off the changing landscape as well as highlighting the artistry of area chefs’ creativity. Whether it was to sample meatballs, take in the free movie at the Palace theatre, attend the City of Albany’s Early Albany – Hudson River Festival or Albany County’s Live Life Local event, it was a great day in Downtown.”

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) is an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the character, vitality, and possibility of downtown Albany.  Through its many programs and events, the Downtown Albany BID works to enhance the image of Albany and further its reputation as a prosperous and exciting city to live, work, and visit. For more information on the BID please | @albanyBID.

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