What’s Happening for May 30, 2013

Applications accepted for Bull Burger Battle

Baton Rouge grillers will have a chance on June 15 to compete for a spot in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.

Goodwood Hardware, 7539 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, is hosting the Bull Burger Battle, a qualifying event for the 2013 World Food Championships and its $300,000 prize purse.

The Bull Burger Battle will pit up to 16 grillers against each other in a grill-off to find Baton Rouge’s best burger.

The champion will win a Bull Outdoor Angus cart, Bull Outdoor Brahma head or store credit on any Bull Outdoor product. In addition, the Bull Burger Battle Champ will win a free trip to Las Vegas to compete on Team Bull in the World Burger Championship at the World Food Championships.

Fans and attendees at the Bull Burger Battle will have an opportunity to register and win a free trip to Las Vegas to watch 450 competitors show off their skills at the championships, which will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 at multiple Caesars Entertainment properties.

The Bull Burger Battle is accepting applications from interested competitors. Contact Randi at randi@goodwoodhardware.com for more details or to register to compete.

For more information about the World Food Championships, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com.

Cooking demos slated for crepes, beignets

Nancy Wilson will demonstrate the preparation of crepes and galettes at 2 p.m. Sunday at the French Market Fare Demonstration Stage, between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls streets in New Orleans.

Wilson will also demonstrate how to make the River Road version of beignets and share childhood memories of her grandmother preparing them for her and her family.

The free and open-to-the-public demonstration is part of the weekly programs hosted by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. For more information, contact kelsey@southernfood.org or call (504) 569-0405.

N.O. mixologist set to share cocktail ideas

Mixologist Star Hodgson will take guests “From the Garden to the Glass” during a seminar at 5:30 p.m. Monday at SoBou Restaurant, 310 Chartres St., New Orleans.

Hodgson will offer ideas for creating new cocktails working with herbs, fruits and vegetables available in the home garden at the event and presented by the Museum of the American Cocktail, SoBou Restaurant and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.

Cost is $35, with a 20 percent discount for museum members, and space is limited.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, go to http://southernfood.org/sofab/?p=7343 or contact kelsey@southernfood.org.

Consumers helping select cook-off finalist

Consumers have only one more day to help select the 21st recipe finalist in the National Beef Cook-Off’s 2013 recipe competition.

Twenty finalists have been selected, but not yet announced, by a group of marketing and culinary professionals.

Consumers can vote for the last finalist in the cook-off by visiting http://www.beefcookoff.org/recipevoting.aspx where they view photos and details about the eight recipes up for consideration as this year’s “consumer favorite” in the contest funded by The Beef Checkoff.

Each person is allowed to vote once for their recipe of choice. The recipes also can be shared with friends via Facebook. The cook-off is a by-yearly recipe contest in which home cooks have a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington.

Compiled by Food staff