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And the Winner Is…

In Drink, Food on June 6, 2009 at 10:50 pm

 

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Carolina! Here she is claiming her prize bottle of Casa Noble Reposada Tequila. True, Carolynn is only half Mexican, which means we cannot entirely dismiss her victory as being genetically predisposed. Quite simply, her guac ROCKED. My husband voted for Carolynn’s guacamole. (To keep what little dignity I have left after today’s crushing loss, my ego needs to point out that Jimmy Shaw of Loteria voted for The Foodinista’s guac.) But it was a fierce competition and all five guacamoles were exceptional! Thank you Oscar, Carolynn, Katie and Adam!

And thank you all who came and voted! We had buckets of beer, killer catering from Loteria, super smooth sipping tequila and cocktails from Casa Noble, roasted tomatillo slaw from competitor Adam, Kurobata pork tinga from champion Carolynn, pineapple jicama salad from Trisha, agua fresca from Andrea, empanadas from Missy, tomatoes from Rachel, carne asada from The Foodinista’s one true love, Mezcal from Jimmy, Mexican wedding cookies from Nina, and Valerie tea cakes from Lesley. If you can believe this, I didn’t get a shot of the food. I’m livid. So anyone who has photos, please send!!!

I will post my guac recipe in the next few days, and Carolynn says she will post hers on her blog as well, but in the meantime, here are some highlights from the afternoon:

The winning guac - note the red jalapeño!

The winning guac - note the red jalapeño!

Carolynn's salt box, which Nancy Silverton was coveting...

Carolynn's salt box, which Nancy Silverton was coveting...

Team Katie, aka "Fighting Irish"

Team Katie, aka "Fighting Irish"

Nobelitas: Casa Noble Organic Tequila, Orange and Pomegranate Juices

Nobelitas: Casa Noble Organic Tequila, Orange and Pomegranate Juices

Hot Guys who Act, Write, Design, and Negotiate.

Hot Guys who Act, Write, Design, and Negotiate.

Carne asada from Liboria Market, grilled by Mr. Foodinista

Carne asada from Liboria Market, grilled by Mr. Foodinista

NPR's Ina Jaffe and novelist Lenny Kleinfeld

NPR's Ina Jaffe and novelist Lenny Kleinfeld

Oscar "No Pictures Please" Garza

Oscar "No Pictures Please" Garza

Crazy good kurobata pork tinga

Crazy good kurobata pork tinga

Mr. Sulkin, Blue Harvest creator, taking a call

Mr. Sulkin, Blue Harvest creator, taking a VERY important call

Fountain of youth!

Fountain of California Dreaming...

Bailey, Carolynn, Jimmy, Oscar

Bailey, Carolynn, Jimmy, Oscar

Matt and Katie (note nail polish)

Matt and Katie (note nail polish)

Thank you, Darris.

Thank you, Darris.

  1. While I’m sorry to hear you lost your Guac-off Ms. H, it looks like SUCH a fun party! Sometimes I really miss LA! xx

  2. this comment was supposed to go here: just looking at the photos, to see if you had one of the tinga, one of my life’s accomplishments, and just wanted to say… that was SO. MUCH. FUN!

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