It was another terrific night at Trackers Lodge for this year's HamCo Food & Brew Fest!
Thank you to our sponsors: DANA Communications, Trackers Lodge, Peoples National Bank, Hamilton Memorial Hospital, Sea Service Family Consulting, Banterra Bank, The Liquor Hut, Fred Vallowe - McLeansboro City Clerk and CounterTop Creations. Your kind sponsorships made this awesome event happen! Thank you again to all who attended and took the time to learn about all the good food and brews in our area!
The competition was fierce in both the Food and Brew categories. We saw some returning restaurants, as well as some new faces. And the offerings were diverse—everything from BBQ (Lil Buddies BBQ) to traditional American (Foxy, Gottzz's, and Huck's), Tex-Mex (Guero's), Upscale offerings (Rend Lake College Culinary Arts), Pasture-Raised Meats (Gage Agricultural Designs), with Appetizers and sweet Desserts (Alicia's Sweets, Dairy Queen, and Carbon Forge Design) to cap it all off.
The Brews were also outstanding, with something for everyone (but minors of course). From lighter Ales to Stouts, from Hefeweizens to IPAs--and some Ciders to sweeten things a bit.
And although the vote count was very tight in both categories, here is how the voting shook out:
1st Place: Foxy (McLeansboro)
2nd Place: Guero's Mexican Restaurant (Mt. Vernon)
3rd Place: Gage Agricultural Designs (Dahlgren)
1st Place: Lois Van Winkle
2nd Place: Kevin Braden & Brad Grubb
3rd Place: Danny Hopfinger
Below are our winners, as well as, pictures of SOME of our vendors and door prize winners.
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