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Register for the February Throwdown

17 January 2017 - 07:31 PM



The February TD will be by registration only via this form (poll) but it will remain open during the TD, so you can still enter on the fly (and there will be selections left as there are 32!)
What am I talking about?
The next TD is Super Bowl weekend! So instead of everyone cooking random food the day of the SB, we're going to celebrate this country's great food! (Anyone from any country can enter!)
The NFL has 32 teams. You pick the team's hometown food you want to cook by selecting a team in the poll. This is your registration in the TD, first come first serve, one team per person.
Do your best to represent the actual area in the team name, whether it's a city, state, or region (New England, Carolinas). The idea being iconic "casual grub" known to be served in that area.
TDs last 4 days so you don't have to cook the day of the game, but this should be "casual grub" that can be enjoyed during a game or get together. The Super Bowl is often pizza and wings (still good choices but...) this lets you expand your horizons on game day, or, stick to your finger foods on game day, and cook for the TD one of the other days! (Or prep, hint hint, smoking, etc.)
Philly's famous sandwich? BBQ or Cajun? Lobsta? Cheese?!! Don't forget the birthplace of wings has a team! So many choices represent iconic food! You can even riff on a famous restaurant, like how Pittsburgh is known for fries on top of a sandwich thanks to one restaurant. Cincinnati and Detroit have similar stories. You don't have to pick your favorite team or your own hometown, simply pick what you want to cook, by choosing the poll option above!
If your #1 choice is taken, please don't be afraid to research an area's food and enter, ALL of these are great food areas!

Hard pour

17 January 2017 - 07:05 PM

I like to slightly hard pour my IPAs as it opens up more floral and fruity notes.


Sorry beer snobs. :P

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VOTE! Savory Chocolate Throwdown

11 January 2017 - 08:00 PM

Vote for the best use of cocoa or chocolate in a savory dish!
NEW - Experimenting with all polls ending on Sunday at a determined time so weekend-only voters get a chance to vote. So yes each poll will be a slightly different length but instead of them being 48 hours during the week, the weekend visitors get to see.
This one ends Sunday 8pm ET!

BEGIN! Savory Chocolate Throwdown

06 January 2017 - 06:30 PM

Happy New Year!


There's some things I am working on for making TDs better, and better rules, but I wanted to kick this off first!


Savory Chocolate
Dinner entree with chocolate/cocoa. No breakfast or dessert. This is about using cocoa in a savory way, it may also be sweet but must be part of a savory dinner entree overall.


You may serve with sides that do not need to incorporate cocoa/chocolate, but if you wish to serve with an app or soup those must incorporate cocoa/chocolate.


The chocolate must not be hidden and must be a main part of seasoning, sauce, ingredient, etc. Remember this is Internet voting, if chocolate is only mentioned and not seen it may not fare as well.

NEW: PM me the link to the final entry. You can get the link URL by clicking the post number.

10 pics max per final post

PoL: .15

Ends Monday 11:59 PM ET

Must include a hot pepper ingredient.


Post as much as you wish in this topic; teasers, etc. but:


To enter the TD, please reply to the TD topic with:

a) A name for your creation.
b) A list of all ingredients used.
c) Recipes that include preparation steps, cooking methods, times and temperatures, etc.
Your entry must include a hot pepper ingredient.
In order to prove that you made this meal for this TD we ask that you post a Proof of Life. PoL = a monetary amount stated at the beginning of the competition that must be shown in one of your pictures with coins or bills, in your country's tender. It must be a picture that shows the majority of  ingredients used, so, it may be your teaser, or one of your final pics, but change by itself or with just one ingredient does not count.
Reminder: Send me the link to the final post or it will not be included in the poll. Thanks!