Golden Spatula Competition

With only one week to our 2nd Annual Sundown Chowdown, we’re excitedly preparing for another fun night of market being open extra late serving up an appetizing mix of live entertainment, fresh eats, and 10 fantastic food trucks. With so much to sample, there’s a little taste of summer for everyone.

One of the highlights of the Sundown Chowdown is that we host 8 of Calgary’s greatest food critics and writers on site to try the delicious dishes offered by our vendors and the food trucks.  The Golden Spatula Awards are given to our vendors, celebrating tried and true favorites and new, creative dishes prepared specially for the judges.  This year was delicious, as always, and available for you to try too!

The categories and some of the competitors for you perusal:

Best Meat:

Margarita’s: “Cabbage Rolls”

Ana’s Kitchen: “Emapandas with AJI”

Shef’s Fiery Kitchen: “Stuffed Tomatoes with Spicy Ground Beef”

WINNER: Big D’s Smokehouse: “Beef Brisket Sandwich”

Spatula Collage 1

Best Non-Meat: 

Margarita’s: “Blintzes”

WINNER: Hearts Choices: “Vegan Thai Yellow Curry”

Hearts Choices: “Vegan Larb Salad”

2 Greek Gals: “Veggie Pastitsio

Best Gut-Buster:

WINNER: Sandwiched: “Gruush”

Shef’s Fiery: “Butter Chicken Poutine” *not available as a regular menu item

Big D’s Smokehouse: “Pulled Pork Poutine”

Spatula Collage 2

Best Sweet: 

Crazy Pasta: “Amaretto Tiramisu”

Yum Bakery: “Princess Cake”

WINNER: Eclair de Lune: “Passiflora”

Eclair de Lune: “Opera Cake”

2 Greek Gals: “Galaktaboriko”

Jelly Modern Doughnuts: “Eton Mess”

Spatula Collage 4Spatula Collage 3

Most Creative:

Crazy Pasta: “The Mix”

WINNER: Sandwiched: “Nacho Libre”

Ana’s Kitchen: “White Angel Tapas”

Looks good eh?  Get your hands on these incredible treats Thursday – Sunday 9am-5pm!

If you’re planning on joining us for the Sundown Chowdown on Friday, September 6th, we’ll be offering a FREE Shuttle!  Buses will run between Heritage Station (at the passenger pick-up/drop-off) and the Calgary Farmers’ Market from 5-9PM (approximately every 20 minutes). Thank you to our friends at West Island College for providing the shuttles for the evening!

Also new this year: we have will have an outdoor Family Entertainment Area with crafts, music, face painting, balloon artists and more! We will also be hosting the Food Bloggers Bake Sale.

Watch BT Sept 3rd- 6th for a look at the 10 food trucks who will be joining us this year.

4 thoughts on “Golden Spatula Competition

    1. The Golden Spatula judges were:
      John Gilchrist, Dan Clapson, Stephanie Arsenault, Gwendolyn Richards, Diana Ng, and Leilani Olynik.

      The Golden Hubcap Judges were:
      John Gilchrist, Dan Clapson, Stephanie Arsenault, Gwendolyn Richards, Diana Ng, Julie Van Rosendaal, Kathy Richardier, and Karen Anderson.

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