Monday, August 27, 2012

Caption Contest: Win a Spot on the Judges' Panel at The Nashville Street Food Awards

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 5:00 AM

This Saturday, Sept. 1, more than 20 of Nashville’s food trucks are gathering in Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to compete in the Nashville Street Food Awards. The event is held in conjunction with the fall kick-off of Musicians Corner, which features live music from 3 to 6 p.m. Main stage performances will be by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Karen Elson, a Nashville Symphony quartet and Jeremy Lister. The Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage will showcase music by Anthony Snape, Chelsea Gill, and The Carmonas.

Admission to both events is free, and a portion of profits earned by the food trucks will be donated to Musicians Corner and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Trucks will sell regular menu items as well as small “tastes” so you can try food from multiple trucks without overdoing it. An expert panel of judges will be sampling blind entries throughout the day for Best Burger, Best BBQ, Best Dessert, Best Hot Nashville, Best Vegetarian, Best Taco, Best Deep Fried, Best Drink, Best Sandwich and Best of the Best. But you can be the judge, too by voting for your favorite in the category of People’s Choice Award with a donation to Second Harvest. Winners will be announced at the end of the day.

Contestants include: Beach Bums Juice Bar, Biscuit Love, Bistro Truck, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, The Coffee Truck, Deg Thai, Delta Bound, Dixie Belles Cupcakes, Grilled Cheeserie, Hit Or Miss Ice Cream, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Just Like Nannie Fixed It, Jonbalaya Catering, Ken’s Hot Spot, The Latin Wagon, The Love Shack, Mere Bulles, Moovers & Shakers, Peanut Butter Paradise, Retro Sno, Riffs Fine Street Food, Smoke Et Al, Sum Yum Yum, Terra Delicious, The Waffle Boss, Wrapper’s Delight, Yayo’s OMG. Quite an impressive group!

Now for the fun part. Come up with the winning caption for the photo above and you’ll earn a seat on the official judges’ panel, sampling and judging entries with me. Only a few things to note:

1. Our judging time slot is from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., so please make sure you’ll be available during that time Saturday (and come hungry). That is, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

2. Enter as many times as you like between now and midnight Wednesday, Aug. 29, when the contest will close. The winner will be chosen by a group of expert caption judges and announced Thursday, Aug. 30. Check to see if you won and let us know how to contact you. If we haven’t heard from you within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

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