Here’s who won this weekend’s Charlotte Food Fight (and what I ate)

Here’s who won this weekend’s Charlotte Food Fight (and what I ate)
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Fourteen local food trucks circled up on Saturday for the fourth annual Charlotte Food Fight in Matthews.

The mystery ingredient was honey from Cloister Honey, and all contestants had to include it in their judged dishes. Even D9 Brewing, the event’s beer vendor, participated by selling a (very delicious) honey ale. 

The Agenda joined a few other media outlets in the fight and ranked the dishes based on presentation, taste, uniqueness, and use of honey.

All proceeds from the event went to Relay for Life of Charlotte

Our group tried…

Tiger Yakitori

Chicken, pork belly, and steak on a skewer on rice, covered in a honey-based sauce

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What The Fries

Short rib and pork belly burger with bourbon honey aioli, mango, and fontina cheese on a brioche bun brushed with honey

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Yummy Bahn Mi

Vietnamese street-style chicken on a stick with a sweet chili honey glaze

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To streamline the process, each organization tried three or four dishes from all different trucks. Then, a representative from each organization ate the winning dishes from the first round.

So next, I tried… 

King of Pops

Blackberry chipotle honey popsicle

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The Tin Kitchen

Seared scallops with peach ginger salsa, Thai orchids, and chipotle honey

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What the Fries

This was our table’s winner, so we tried it again in the second round. 

JJ’s Red Hots

“Buzz City” – chili, slaw, and bourbon honey onions 

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Everything was amazing. My absolute favorite was the burger from What The Fries.

And the winners were:

Chef’s Choice: The Tin Kitchen

Best Use of Cloister Honey: The Tin Kitchen

People’s Choice: King of Pops

If you missed this, stay tuned for next year’s date and make plans to attend. 

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