As expected, Hogs for the Cause was a resounding success by all measurable accounts. Despite a little mud (OK, a lot of mud), the weather gods blessed us once again, and I have the farmer's tan to prove it. The teams went above and beyond this year with their entries, from candied bacon sno-balls and pork belly banh mi sandwiches to some excellent ribs, which category I was lucky enough to judge. The musicians brought down the house several times, and the pork lovers showed up in droves. There was even a special appearance by an entire groom's party just an hour or so before the wedding. (Shhh, don't tell the bride.)
|The Company Burger.|
The Company Burger delivered in all its beefy, juicy, cheesy glory, as did a generous order of thick, crisp fries dipped in basil mayo. And this may sound strange, but I am a sucker for that soft pellet ice. The mini carrot bundt cakes with cream cheese frosting looked very tempting as a dessert option, but after consuming approximately 13lbs of pork the day before I thought it was in the best interest of my cholesterol levels to exercise self restraint.
We will return tomorrow with our regularly scheduled programming.