Sweet and Sassy Meatball Contest

So - y'all know I like it hot. That's why I'm thrilled to have been asked to be a judge in the Sweet & Sassy Meatball Contest,  celebrating the 10th anniversary of St Augustine's Hot Shot Bakery and Cafe.

Ten finalists will be invited to join owner Sherry Stoppelbein on Saturday, November 15 at her Hot Shot Bakery in historic St. Augustine, for a tasting competition, where their meatballs will be sampled and judged by yours truly (Nancy White, bloganista in chief here at Nourish The Beast, and Dining Notes columnist for the Florida Times-Union), my friend, the lovely Allie Olsen, who OWNS St Augustine  at Simply St Augustine, and uber-fab food photographer Monica Stouder.

Win a St. Augustine Vacation!
One Grand Prize winner will receive a getaway at the historic St. Francis Inn (circa 1792), plus take home a yummy collection of Hot Shot Bakery’s datil sauces, jams, mustards and jellies. (Mango Dipping Sauce, Nolby's Hot Mustard, Sloppy good BBQ Sauce, Datil Pear Relish, Datil Citrus Jam and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Degree Burn Hot Sauce.
One Grand Prize Winner Receives:
  • An overnight stay for two at the beautiful, historic St. Francis Inn (Sunday thru Thursday excluding holiday periods). All Inn amenities including breakfast and afternoon social hour with homemade refreshments. www.StFrancisInn.com
  • Sumptuous breakfast buffet for two at the St. Francis Inn
  • Complimentary bicycles for two to tour St. Augustine
  • Evening desserts at the St. Francis Inn for two
  • Lunch for two at Hot Shot Bakery
  • An assorted case of Datil B Good Jams, Condiments and Hot Sauce
  • The prize-winning recipe will be incorporated into one of the restaurant’s menus!

Official Rules: 
Send your Sweet & Sassy Recipe via email to Leigh Cort Publicity ~ leighcort@bellsouth.net  by November 1, 2014.

  1. Recipe & NAME OF RECIPE
    (No previously published recipes will be considered).
  2. A brief story about the recipe, not to exceed 100 words
  3. Name, address, telephone # and email 
  4. All ingredients and preparation instructions.
  5. A photo of the dish

Judging: Top 10 Finalists will bring 12 meatballs to Hot Shot Bakery on November 15 at 12:00 noon for tasting competition.
Who can enter: Entrants must be 18 or over. There are no substitutions or transfer of prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. By acceptance of prizes, winners consent to use of their names and/or photographs for publicity purposes without further compensation. Finalists will be notified by November 3, 2014.

For 25 years, Sherry Stoppelbein has been growing the hot little Datil pepper that thrives in St. Augustine, where the climate, soil and humidity are perfect. At her Hot Shot Bakery, one of St. Augustine’s fave breakfast and lunch spots, many dishes are prepared or garnished with her Datil B Good condiments and sauces.

*See contest details online at: www.leighcortpublicity.com/contest.htm

Hot Shot Bakery and Café
8 Granada Street
St. Augustine, Fl 32084