Austin! The 3rd leg of the Holiday Cookie Takedown tour!!!
Email Matt Timms to compete at firstname.lastname@example.org !!!
Hey you guys because wow! CALLING ALL COOKIE COOKS! Make a big batch of cookies and bring it to Shangri La, December 15 2-4PM, and show Austin about how your cookies are the filthiest example of Holiday Cheer in the whole wide world!!!! Win prizes (seriously the prizes are huge- just look below at prize sponsors) and drink and fun!
EMAIL MATT TIMMS at email@example.com to sign up! I’ll send you the detes, which are simple (make a lot of cookies!)
ATTENDEES! TICKETS UP HERE!!!!!! Want to eat a bajillon cookies? Just $15 to do exactly that and drink the finest holiday cocktailz!!! (21+)
Portion of proceeds benefit Women’s Education Project!
Boston, um you did what now? Actually a ton of cookies is inside you? Guilt shblilt! I bet I ate more! Thanks to The Middle East (Have you tried their stuffed eggplant in the upstairs Lebanese restaurant? Holy shit!) for hosting this super rad cookie bomb- and to all the sweet-ass Boston home cooks for being so hard. You guys are not, nor ever will be, a bummer. HAPPY HOLIDAYS BOSTON!!!!
BOSTON CALL FOR COOKS! Email me to compete!!! (chilitakedown at gmail!)
Sunday Dec 1 at Middle East!!! 2-4PM!!!! The first stop on a 3-city tour brings radioactive special powers of tummy destruction to Boston!!! Enjoy the home baked cookies of 20+ Bostonites!!! Chug Sailor Jerry cocktails!!! Laugh and laugh!!!
Unlimited cookies!!! Only $15!! Tickets up at MIDDLE EAST!
(PS holy jeezo are we even safe??? poop-pantsing poster art by artist Ricardo Roques!!!)
Did you know that cats provide a lot of services? They can be pirates. And detectives. Some cats hold down a steady job in NYC! Did you know that some cats can, incredibly, balance a cupcake and a bird on their damn head?! Some cats’ special skill is that they know how to eat chocolate or even lollipops! Indeed, the first-ever Cat Painting Takedown taught us a lot of important information.
We auctioned off all the cat paintings and raised $3000 for BARC!!!!!!!!!
at the first ever CAT PAINTING TAKEDOWN!
Thanks so much to all the Brooklyn painters, with all their skill at painting cats! And The Active Space- the smartest gallery in Bushwick!!!! Check out all pics, gifs and vids by Patrick Delaney HERE - you got to see these crazy ass cat paintings!!!
Guess what kind of NYC cat is my favorite!? Deli cat, that’s who. Those guys are on constant mouse patrol, but always take out some time to get petted, and I appreciate that. But all cats are important.
ALL PROFITS BENEFIT:
Sugarspazzattak! It’s coursing through our veins! Peel us off the ceiling!!!! 12 local Chicagoans DID IT with 220 lbs of sugar, and now I’m runnng around town like a cracked-out happy 5 year old! Not sure if its sugar rush, or just the sheer inspiration of hanging with local Takedownerz again! Home cooks make me fizzy!
Thank you Chicago Cooks!!! Thank you Chicago Food Film Fest!!!
Check out all the pics at the Food Film Fest Flickr page!! And some hot shots at Thrillist of the recipes!
1 Savannah Tea Roll- Barb Drumm and Jean Mahone
2 Eggnog Cookies w/ a Rum Glaze – Giuseppe Paoulos and Sarah Rubin
4 Snickerdoodle – Jo-Marie Frigo
5 Chocolate Caramel Candy Hazelnut – John Ihns
6 Faux – Jito – Wendi Wolmer
7 Old Fashioned Toffee – Jennifer Fay Stoker
8 Cotton Candy Martini – Jennifer Fay Stoker
9 Chipotle Chocolate Chip – Alexis Wilson
10 Cinnamon Sugar Crumble w Imperial Pumpkin Beer – Reverend Dave Ciancio
11 Olive Oil Biscotti
12 Beer Brittle – Larry Cauldwell
Judges Choice (Fany Gerson and DAvid Ronengarden)
1st #1 Savannah Tea Roll- Barb Drumm and Jean Mahone
2nd #5 Chocolate Caramel Candy Hazelnut – John Ihns
3rd Eggnog Cookies w/ a Rum Glaze – Giuseppe Paoulos and Sarah Rubin
1st #5 Chocolate Caramel Candy Hazelnut – John Ihns
3rd #1 Savannah Tea Cake – Barb Drumm and Jean Mahone
5th #8 Cotton Candy Martini – Jennifer Fay Stoker
You guys we really messed up! Chili everywhere… I bet heaven is just like this: chili and pillows. This year- a face-punching record of 29 Brooklyn Chilis showed up!!!!!
Thanks for a brilliant time, chili heads! Thanks to all the fans, for voting with their heads and not their hearts- like true chili heads, you didn’t just vote for your friends… you voted for the yummiest – in a sea of yummy chili!!!!!
After the jump, here’s all the recipes and the champion chilis of this 11th Annual Chili Takedown!!! Continue reading
This year the Brooklyn Cookie Takedown is 2 DAYS LONG FESTIVAL!!! Matt Timms takes over the Bell House, Dec 7+8 (Saturday AND Sunday!!!), 2-4PM both days- just so you can eat cookies and drink bourbon like the Gods of Holiday Cheerz that I know you all are!!!!
CALL FOR COOKIE COOKS! PICK ONE DAY!!! We are looking for a few good cookies. You got cookie skills that the world desires? As always, this is a no-rules event- any cookie is fine by me: fudge, blue cheeze, bacon, drool… OH WAIT. Just make sure the cookie was baked in an oven. Your “bark” would be DQ’d, son!
Day 1 Tickets!
Day 2 Tickets!
DRINK SPONSORS (an hour of free eggnog!) :
Hello Chicago here is a challenge that should blast your home cookin’ minds utterly. At the Chicago Food Film Fest, I’m giving each home cook a FREE 18lbs of Sugar in the Raw, to make any dish at all!!! You could make sweeties! Muffins!!! A pop!!!! Or some candied savory thing you think is important!!! The point is, bring in your finest sweet-ass recipe that best defines this most funnest of sweeties!!! The crowds will judge the winningest!!!
CHICAGO COOKS! EMAIL ME at CHILITAKEDOWN @ GMAIL to compete for prizes!!! I can give you 18lbs of any type of Sugar in the Raw (pickup TBA) and you dream up any recipe involving sugar – could be a candy, a drink, or even a savory! Up to you!!! Make it divisible by 250 tastings (not whole dishes! Just tastings) and bring it in Nov 23 to Kendall College for the crowds to enjoy!!! I will provide all cups, tasting cups, napkins, plates and any other expendables! Email me to sign up and with any questions!
At the Chicago Food Film Fest, Saturday November 23 - at Kendall College! Come check out a day of food films, brilliant food and booze- culminating in a mind-breaking Takedown to put all other takedowns to SHAME!!!! Tickets HERE!
(poster by Susanne Lamb!!! Artist and cat expert!)
ALL $$$ goes to BARC the animal rescue center in Williamsburg!
Hope you like hugging catz! And also owning your very own cat painting!!! Is that your dream??? Matt Timms can fulfill your dream!!! Because 20 of Brooklyn’s TOP ARTISTS are painting cats- to be auctioned off just for you!!! Drink! Watch them paint! Watch cat vids! Eat chili! Party! Laugh and laugh! Enjoy njoy a quality art experience of catZ!!!!
Nov 24!!! 6 PM to INFINITY!!! at The Active Space Gallery in Bushwick! 566 Johnson Ave at the Morgan L stop! Auction at 8PM!!!!
ARTISTS!!! COME AT ME!! Sign up and I’ll have a canvas and easel waiting for you!!! Bring your own paints!!! Email me at chilitakedown at gmail!!!!
Even the MOMA knows that cats are High Class and Important For Painting!!!
ALL PROFITS BENEFIT:
After watching a serious ass movie about Hatch Green Chiles, attendees at the NYC Food Film Festival got their lucky little hands on a serious ass Hatch Chile Takedown!!! Not one but twelve different Hatch Chile recipes- all brought forth in the gentle hands of Brooklyn’s finest home cookz!!!!
Pics up at Matt Timms’ INSTAGRAM: @thetakedowns ! More coming soon from the awesome dudes at the NYC Food Film Festival
Here’s all the skuzzballs that entered because they dared!!!! And the winners that rose above the madness to win sweet prizes from Anolon, Microplane and Wusthof!!!
#1 Clay Ezell and Vadis Turner - Chocolate Hatch Cake
#2 Adrian Ashby – Green Chile Hummus
#3 RAchel Salerno – Drunken “Drogon” MAc n Cheeze
#4 Andrew Gottlieb – Green Chile, Pork and Mustard Green Posole
#5 Emily Hanhan - Green Chile Cocktail Hour – Green Chile Queso & Chips with Gren Chile Salted Margarita
#6 Mike O’Neill and Kristine Schmidt – Stuffed Poblano Medallions
#7 Alice Q. Houang – Jalapeno Keylime Pie Shooter
#8 Patty Clark – Green Chile Smash (Bourbon) with Green Chile Jam Arepa
#10 Rick Simmons – Stuffed Pork Loin in a Gren Chile and Fruit Sauce
#11 Sabrina Mossberg – Green Chile Queso Dip
#12 Eryn Stutts – Green Chile Soup
#13 Clifford Gulibert - Breakfast chile
1st Place #11 Sabrina Mossberg – Green Chile Queso Dip
2nd Place #4 Andrew Gottlieb – Green Chile, Pork and Mustard Green Posole
3rd Place #3 RAchel Salerno – Drunken “Drogon” MAc n Cheeze