Hells Kitchen, a restaurant and bar in Minneapolis, MN, announced it's first annual beef jerky competition, and is calling for entrants, judges, and fans.
Grand prize is $300.00 plus "national recognition".
Here's the announcement they sent me today...
You may not have noticed it, but bars across the country are in the midst of a jerky craze...not the prepackaged strips you get at gas stations, but jerky made from home recipes featuring curious names such as Kill Me, Spicy Asian and Lethal. Pros as well as amatuers are scouring the internet to find recipes they can improve upon and add their own twists....and bars as well as restaurants are selling out of newly-arrived batches in a matter of hours.
Intensifying the competition, Hell's Kitchen, an award-winning, chef-owned restaurant in Minneapolis, will host the first annual National Jerky Competition on Monday, April 5, 2010, and has initiated a nationwide Call for Entries. Pros as well as amatuers can enter, with a Grand Prize of $300 cash plus a chance for national recognition. Any type of homemade jerky is welcome, from traditional beef strips to northwoods venison as well as outlandish varieties such as chocolate-dipped or peanut butter laced.
Thursday, March 25 is the deadline for entries, with the actual competition scheduled on Monday, April 5 (the same day each year as the Final Four Championship Game). For more information and Entry Form, go to www.HellsKitchenInc.com and click Special Events.
Visit Hells Kitchen (the restaurant and bar) online...
You can download the entry form here