EPICURIAD Street Food Chefs Get Out of the Truck and Into the Kitchen for Gourmet Pairing Competition
Event Benefits International Brain Cancer Research with ASU Headquarters
Louis Dolgoff’s wife loved craft beer. So she was thrilled with his career in the industry and having this be an integral part of their lives. In 2007 she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Her last request was to taste her favorite a Fort, 18% abv raspberry beer. Louis transformed his grief by creating the Beer for Brains Foundation to raise money through events featuring craft beers, to support brain cancer research. Louis found love again and remarried last year. His new wife, Lauri, also has a history of brain cancer in her family, losing an uncle and two aunts.
The Beer for Brains Foundation’s EPICURIAD Spring 2017 Food, Craft Beer & Wine Pairings event has a new twist. Street Food chefs get out of their trucks and into the kitchen to create a new dish for a gourmet pairing competition. The evening begins with an exciting VIP face-off event between two award-winning Street Food Celebrity chefs where a flip of the coin will determine whether they cook with beer or wine and they will have thirty-five minutes to create a delicious entrée using the spirits and ingredients provided. The main event follows where attendees will enjoy a large sampling of gourmet dishes prepared by 12 Street Food Chefs, all paired with craft beer and wine, in an intimate setting. Event attendees will then vote on the category of “Best Pairing,” based on whether craft beer or wine is the attendee-preferred pairing with each dish, and “Best Entrée,” based on taste and presentation. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three winning chefs who will compete against the restaurant chefs in the EPICURIAD Fall 2017 event.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Award-Winning Street Food Chef Face-Off (VIP Pre-Event with Two Chefs)
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 12 Street Food Chefs Gourmet Pairing Competition General Admission Event
Chefs from the following Street Food Trucks compete for the Gold!:
- Flyin’ Hawaiian
- Saffron Jak
- Rock A Belly - Executive Chef Jordan Murray, appeared on Food Network’s Eat St., Season 5
- Electric Sliders
- United Lunchadores – Chef Tim Cobb, Street Food Chef of the Year 2015
- Left Coast Burrito Co.
- Flying Saucer
- Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen
- Emerson Fry Bread
- Que Sazon
- Mustache Pretzels
- Frites Street
Featuring the first craft beer from the country of Jordan, Carakale Brewery, and out-of-state beer from Deadbeach Brewery in El Paso, Texas.
15250 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale
Photo credit: Randy’s Vision Photography
$95 per person, $150 per VIP ticket
(proceeds to benefit Brain Cancer Research at GBM Agile)
Beer For Brains Foundation (BFBF) is a national non-profit organization of craft beer lovers, distributors and brewers committed to raising public awareness about brain cancer, and fundraising to support groundbreaking research for GBM Agile with headquarters at ASU. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, BFBF stages multiple events across the country each year, working independently or in partnership with breweries, medical research facilities, non-profits and other partners local to each event. Founded in 2010 by Louis Dolgoff, who lost his wife to a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, BFBF has raised more than $250,000 to help find a cure.