April 28, 2013

THE VEGAN COOK-OFF: HORS D'OEUVRES COMPETITION - JUNE 2

SOLD OUT: A SMALL NUMBER OF $15 STANDBY TICKETS (ABOUT 10) WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE WHEN IT OPENS AROUND 1PM SUNDAY.

The NYC Vegan Bake-Off Dessert Competition in February was such a delicious success, and made us feel so warm and fuzzy (and like we needed a nap after our sugar crash), that we’ve put together another scrumptious vegan cooking competition. This time around we’re ditching the utensils all together and digging in with our hands: Get your gullets ready for cruelty-free finger-lickin’ appetizers at the NYC Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competition!

Whether you’re into traditional bar food bites — a la fabulously seasoned french fries or not-pigs-in-a-blanket — amuse-bouches that aim to please in their all-natural vegan glory, or want to go all-out with surprising savory snack creations, head to The Bell House on Sunday, June 2 for the skint’s Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competition. The event is open to 15-20 everyday chefs who have got the tapas to compete for the title of The Bestest, as voted for by judges and attendees. From dips and spreads to crostini and mini-sandwiches to sushi rolls, mock chicken wings, and beef-less BBQ and beyond, the Vegan Cook-Off is sure to be a bountiful buffet of goodness.

To help crown the lip-smacking savoriest of them all — and to award prizes, including $250 cash for first place — our judges:
- Terry Hope Romero - VegNews's Best Vegan Cookbook Author award three years in a row for Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, amongst others
- NYC's beloved Blossom Restaurant Managing Partner Michael Parkin
- resident carnivore and BBQ master behind New York Magazine’s 5-star review of BrisketTown, Dan Delaney
- and host Bobby Phobia

Aspiring competitors should check the rules for details on how to apply. But if you just want to be fed and brush elbows with other local veggie seekers, tickets for The Vegan Cook-Off are $12 in advance and $15 at the door day of. Tickets sold out in advance the last time, so we recommend purchasing in advance to avoid missing out! And to wash down all the cruelty-free deliciousness, we'll be providing a list of vegan-friendly beer, wine, and liquor available for purchase.

The Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competition
Sunday, June 2, 2013
2pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
Tickets$12 advance / $15 day of to eat and vote (includes a free raffle ticket)
SOLD OUT: A SMALL NUMBER OF $15 STANDBY TICKETS (ABOUT 10) WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE WHEN IT OPENS AROUND 1PM SUNDAY.

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January 10, 2013

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST NYC VEGAN BAKE-OFF!


Ah, mid-February. You’ve finally lost those five pesky holiday pounds. You’ve managed to slip on the ice only once all winter (what ice? what winter?). And now Valentine’s Day is upon us. But the best part? The first-ever NYC Vegan Bake-Off Dessert Competition!

Whether you want to indulge in the nutty delights of the very best amateur vegan bakers in town or be the maker of non-GMO goodies (we know you have a super-secret all-natural vegan recipe for dark chocolate brownies that you’re dying to share with the world, right?), head to The Bell House on Sunday, February 10 for the first Vegan Bake-Off, presented by the skint. The event is open to 15-20 everyday bakers who've got the baked goods to compete for the title of The Bestest, as voted for by judges and attendees. From cookies and mini-cupcakes, to pastries, tarts, brownies, fudges and bars, the Vegan Bake-Off is sure to be a sweet, sweet sugar high.

To help crown the earthy crunchiest of them all — and to award prizesjudges Chef Adam Sobel (owner of the insanely-popular Cinnamon Snail Food Truck and Certified Orgasmic), Sarah Gross, organizer of the annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and owner of Rescue Chocolate, and whip-smart comedian Myq Kaplan will happily indulge in the day's delicious vegan spread.

Just want to be fed and bump elbows with other local vegan-sweet seekers? Tickets for The Vegan Bake-Off are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, day of. Aspiring competitors, check our website for details on how to sign up. And to wash down all the cruelty-free deliciousness, The Bell House will be providing a list of vegan-friendly beer, wine, and liquor available for purchase.

The First Vegan Bake-Off Dessert Competition
Sunday, February 10, 2013
3pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, (directions)
Competitor applications closed 2/1

SOLD OUT - NO ADDITIONAL TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR