Black Forest event to raise money for FoodStock

By on May 18, 2016

Black Forest Brewery’s summer events kick off Sunday, May 22, with NachoMama’s Taco Cook-off. All proceeds from the $5 per person admission will go to FoodStock, a seven-band concert event benefiting Power Packs and the Manheim Central Food Pantry.

“We’re a small nonprofit here in Lancaster County,” said organizer Tom Hayden. “We are an amalgam of artists, musicians, and small businesses who primarily put on music themed events to raise money for the fight against hunger.”

For the second year, Black Forest joins fellow Lancaster County brewer Mad Chef Craft Brewing as an event sponsor, but Black Forest co-owner Denise Harter wanted to create an event to go beyond the regular sponsorship.

“For five dollars people can try the three winning tacos and choose the big winner,” said Black Forest Co-owner Denise Harter.

Until May 20, cooks can submit their best taco recipe and two samples to be judged by the Black Forest staff. The top three recipes will be announced on the brewery’s Facebook page. On Sunday, visitors will be able to stop by Black Forest Brewery’s Trail Side Patio to sample the top three taco creations and vote for a favorite. NachoMama’s Taco Cook-off is being organized by DeVine Destinations.

“The favorite recipe will go on the [brewery’s] taco Thursday menu for two weeks after,” said Amanda DeVine. “This is our first community event … and we really wanted to do something with an organization that works with the community.”

Other upcoming summer events will include cornhole tournaments, guest chefs, and beer pairings.

 

Tom Hayden (left) of Foodstock, organizer of the NachoMama’s Taco Cook-off, and taco creator Amanda DeVine, of DeVine Destinations. The tacos shown, are Amanda’s creation, filled with pulled pork. (Photo by Michael Upton)

Tom Hayden (left) of Foodstock, organizer of the NachoMama’s Taco Cook-off, and taco creator Amanda DeVine, of DeVine Destinations. The tacos shown, are Amanda’s creation, filled with pulled pork. (Photo by Michael Upton)

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