Tonight is the Finest Cut Steak Cook-off at the Taste of Akron. The cook-off is from 6 to 8PM at Hardesty Park in Akron. I'll be there, defending my title with this recipe:
Wish me luck*, and if you're at the Taste of Akron, stop by and say hello!
*Don't tell the judges...but I prefer my winning recipe from last year: Grilled Porterhouse with Mediterranean Herb Butter. I've been tweaking this year's recipe, right up to the last minute, trying to balance the steak, chipotle, lime and butter. I'll find out what the judges think of it tonight!
[Update: 9:47PM] I was shut out! Darn! But I had a great time, cooking, chatting, and sharing stories with my fellow contestants. Congratulations to Stephanie Yost, this year's steak cook-off winner. Stephanie and I were neighbors last year, and she and her entourage (especially her son and cooking assistant) help make the cook-off such a fun time. I'll have more on the cook-off soon; some of my fellow contestants took pictures, and I'm waiting for their email. Again, congratulations Stephanie!