Ommegang’s Third Annual HopChef Philly

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If there are two things true-blue Philadelphians love, the first is food, with beer a very-close second. All right, fine—they’re tied. But you know what’s inarguably next in line? Good, clean competition—and let’s be honest: the “clean” part’s optional. Thankfully, for the third consecutive year, the wise clan at Brewery Ommegang have combined all three in their crowd-pleasing HopChef Philly contest at Union Transfer.

HopChef Philly pits nine amazing local chefs against each other to determine who among them can make the most scrumptious use of Brewery Ommegang’s divine Belgian-style ales, and this year, the entrants are no joke. Formidable chefs Jeremy Nolen and Ben Puchowitz, of Brauhaus Schmitz and Cheu Noodle Bar respectively—and co-members of the band Big in Munich—are in the game, and Dock Street Brewery’s Jennifer Choplin becomes the first female to compete, joined by Chad Vetter of City Tap House, James Kenngott of Strangelove’s, Jonathan and Justin Petruce of Petruce Et Al, Townsend Wentz of Townsend and Travis Masar from Sampan and the Independence Beer Garden.

Fox 29’s lovably goofy Good Day Philadelphia co-host, 10-time Emmy winner Mike Jerrick, will serve as master of ceremonies, and among the seven judges deciding the chefs’ fates is Nicholas Elmi, winner of Season 11 of the Bravo hit Top Chef and the owner of/force behind Laurel. The winner of tonight’s food fest will travel to Cooperstown, N.Y. to challenge rival HopChef winners from other cities for the HopChef 2014 crown. And more importantly, they’ll have bragging rights you just know they’re going to exercise with abandon. // SHEENA LESTER

6pm. $41. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com
 

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

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1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 07/08/2014. .

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