Thursday, January 5, 2017

15 chefs to compete in annual 'Slider Slam' in Albany

We know how the first three "Slider Slam" events went as part of the annual Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival, but who will take top honors this time around?

The competition, to be presented by Mazzone Hospitality and 90 State Events from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, January 13, again will have both judges' and people's favorite awards ascertained by votes after sampling of the handiwork of 15 local chefs.

(Go here for the full rundown on the Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts, scheduled for January 12-14.) 

"The Slider Slam" also will include tastings of beverages from Brewery Ommegang, Jack Daniel's, E&J Gallo Winery, Bayou Rum and Soli Moscow Mules, plus music by DJ Playground. Special access passes are available as well. Details and reservations are available online.

The past winners:

2016 -- Judges' Choice: Dimitrios Menegias of City Beer Hall. People's Choice: Sean Comiskey, Druthers.

2015 -- Judges' Choice: Rachel Mabb, The Ruck. People's Choice: Ken Kehn, Angelo's 677 Prime.

2014 -- Judges' Choice: A.J. Jayapal, Miss Sydney's. People's Choice: Ken Ruud, Grille One Six Five.
• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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