Although the not-so-appealing smell of processing pork often wafts throughout the streets and alleyways of Butchertown, on Friday, Oct. 9, the hunger-inducing “good” smell of all things pork will be blowing in the wind at the third annual Butchertown Porktoberfest.
The culinary competition pits local restaurants and chefs against each other in the categories of People’s Choice, Best Overall Pork, Best Vegetarian, Most Creative, and Best Dessert. Attendees are encouraged to sample everything and help the selected judges vote for the best, and to keep things exciting, there’ll be live music by Relic, beer by Apocalypse Brew Works and cocktails from Copper & Kings, where the event will be held.
Included among the participants are a few places that haven’t yet opened their doors, so this will be the first time anyone gets to sample their fare. We’re talking about Royals Hot Chicken, Red Hog Tapas and Commonwealth Cure.
Admission is $2 and includes one food sample. All proceeds from food and beverage tickets benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association. The event runs from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at Copper & Kings, 1111 E. Washington St.