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Burgoo Bash

Saturday, March 16 – 3pm to 6pm

@Slugger Field West Concourse “Hall of Fame”

Kentucky’s second favorite export, Burgoo, grabs the spotlight on Saturday March 16th in an event brought to you by ATG and APRON Inc., and presented by Monks Road Bourbons & Gins, to be held at Slugger Field West Concourse “Hall of Fame”. The tradition continues with the Monk’s Road Cocktail Contest and a new feature (Cornbread category being highlighted as Burgoo’s perfect companion) and will benefit Apron Inc. Cocktails and ATG Beer will be available for purchase!

This Pro- (accomplished Chefs across the city) Am (great home cooks from across the city) brings out the best recipes of our beloved stew with old, new, and inspired creations that will make this a perfect Saturday Burgoo Bash! The Bash keeps getting bigger so space needed to be bigger hence the move to the “Hall of Fame” location. The Ticket Price will allow you to taste until your heart’s (or belly’s) delight.

Burgoo, the unique Kentucky stew, is interpreted in a multitude of ways. “Burgoo is a stew, like Irish or Mulligan stew, and is served with cornbread or corn muffins which is the true Kentucky way. A portion of the proceeds of tickets sold will proudly benefit APRON, Inc. Apron is a local non-profit establishment that assists the Service Industry workers in the Louisville, KY metro area. Apron steps in when individuals are injured, or illness hinders their ability to work.

The detes:

General Admission – 3pm – 6pm $35

Ticket Price Covers All Tasting

Benefiting Apron, Inc.


Monk’s Road Cocktail Contest

Burgoo AND Cornbread Competition

Live Music by The Whiskey Bent Boys


Does your Burgoo have what it takes?

We are also calling all Burgoo chefs.  Both home chefs and professional/restaurant chefs mastering this Kentucky delicacy!

Participants will compete for top honors in three categories: Most Creative RecipeThe People’s Choice and a panel of celebrity judges will select Best in Show.  Prizes include trophies, gift certificates and more, but most importantly, bragging rights!

The competition is open to the first 30 participants with 15 spots reserved for home chefs and 15 spots for restaurant entrants. 

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Judging info below:



Overall Best Burgoo – 1st, 2nd, and 3d place: Burgoo’s will be judged according to 5 main categories, and and awards will be given to the top 3 overall.

Best Decor – Decorate your table to show your burgoo spirit!

People’s Choice Award- To be voted by people coming in to eat.

Judging Criteria:

1. Appearance – Burgoo should look appetizing. Consider a garnish.
2. Aroma – Burgoo should have a good nose and excite the pallete.
3. Consistency – Burgoo must have a good ratio between sauce, meat, and/or
other ingredients. It should not be dry, watery, grainy, lumpy, or greasy.
4. Taste – Taste is the most important factor! The taste should consist of a
combination of meat, sauce, vegetables, spices, etc. and no particular
ingredient should be overpowering.
5. After-taste – What does it leave behind? Spicy or savory does it linger and
leave you wanting more?



Overall best cornbread – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place: Cornbread will be judged
according to 4 main categories, and awards will be given to the top 3
overall best cornbread.
Unique Cornbread: Looking for the cornbread that is unique and stands out
in a positive or interesting way.
People’s Choice: To be voted on by those coming to eat for the day.

Judging Criteria:

1. Appearance – Cornbread should look appetizing. Consider plating and
2. Aroma – Cornbread should smell good. This also indicates what’s in store
when you taste it.
3. Consistency – Cornbread must have a good ratio between ingredients. Be
mindful of texture. It should not be dry, soggy, doughy, grainy, lumpy, or
4. Taste – Taste is the most important factor. The taste should be pleasing and
well blended, and no particular ingredient should be overpowering.


Show off your cocktail skills. Find details about our cocktail contest sponsored by Log Still Distillery here: https://atgbrewery.com/news/burgo-bash-cocktail-contest/

Participants must submit their cocktail recipe to [email protected] before midnight on 2/28.

6 Finalists will be selected by Log Still Distillery to compete in our live judging on March 3rd, hosted at Against the Grain Downtown Public House.