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Philly Aims to Defend National Hop Chef Title in 2013

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Hop Chef returns for 2013. [Photo: SRC]
Brewery Ommegang has announced the return of Hop Chef, the nationwide cooking competition that Philly's very own George Sabatino won last year. On Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m., six up-and-coming Philly chefs will go head-to-head in the second annual Philly Hop Chef competition, sponsored by Saveur, for a chance to rep the city in a cook-off at the brewery's annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown beerfest in August.

The lineup of competitors this year includes Yun Fuentes of JG Domestic, Lucio Palazzo of La Calaca Feliz, Nick Macri of Southwark, Pat Szoke of The Industry, Eli Kulp of Fork, and Mike Deganis of Alla Spina.

You can follow the chefs on Twitter (hashtag #HopChef) as they taste Ommegang beers and create their competition dishes leading up to the big day.

This year's Philly Hop Chef event is at Union Transfer, and tickets are $53.50 with a portion of proceeds going to support the Mural Arts Program and Groundswell.

· All Hop Chef Coverage [~EPHI~]
· Hop Chef Returns for 2013 [Official]
· Hop Chef Tickets [TicketFly]

Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA

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