Super Ball III is in the books and this years champions and winners of $315 are David Woolf and Matt Buner. Their Ace of Braise balls, made with hoisin-braised brisket and beef short rib, edged out second-place finishers Adam Bensimon and Tracy Bradshaw, who offered Italian-style beef and spicy jerk lamb and turkey balls, respectively. Last year’s champions Mike Roberts and Jeremy Leech and their oxtail balls in parmesan sauce receive the honorable mention in fourth place. Thanks to everyone who made, ate or even thought about meatballs and helped make Super Ball 2014 a success. Actually, not the people who only thought about meatballs; they contributed nothing and deserve no thanks.
Ladies and gentlemen and any alternative genders, it is time once again for Super Ball, Uncle Barry’s annual meatball cook-off. The event is to take place on Sunday, January 26 at 7:00pm and should run until 9:00 or so, while supplies last.
This year’s cook-off will feature 11 amateur and professional chefs from Brooklyn and beyond competing for a cash prize based on your votes. $10 gets you a pint of Founders Red’s Rye IPA and meatballs from all 11 contestants which you can then vote for your favorites.
Super Ball is always a good, meaty time, so come hungry and let your voice be heard.
Sad news prevails today as Uncle Barry’s arcade console, Mortal Kombat II, has hosted its final fatality. The console, which has occupied the back room since bar’s opening more than two years ago, began shooting sparks from its video unit last week. Despite the best efforts of Uncle Barry’s premier technicians (Matt, Jake & Glynn), the game succumbed to the ravages of time and was pronounced dead following a visit from esteemed video game repairman Andrew, of Andrew & Son. We like to think that she’s up there now in the big arcade in the sky, entertaining ghost gamers with pockets bursting full of quarters, manipulating characters to beat the shit out of each other. She will be missed.
As the NFL season winds down, we find ourselves approaching the 3rd edition of Uncle Barry’s annual Super Ball meatball cookoff. Always held the weekend prior to the Super Bowl, this year’s cookoff will be going down on Sunday, January 26. More details to follow, but if you are interested in putting your meatballs where our mouths are and competing, please send an email to Jakejob@mac.com by Friday, January 10. Happy cooking!
On Thursday, December 19, beginning at 8:00pm, all tips will be donated to AllHands.org, a charity dedicated to various volunteering efforts around the world. Thursday’s donations will specifically go towards All Hands’ campaign to help those displaced by Typhoon Haiyan (or Typhoon Yolanda to native Filipinos). Stop in and have a couple of drinks and help some people out. We promise its not a scam.
…and we’ll even be opening early on Thanksgiving day so that you Green Bay Packer faithful may enjoy the 12:30 game against the Lions.
There will be no trivia this Wednesday (11/27), but shall return as normal the following Wednesday (12/4). Here’s a picture of a chimpanzee smoking a cigar to tide you over until then. Happy Thanksgiving!