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Neighborhood Eateries Continue the Tradition of an All-American Food and Adult Beverage Menu and Grilling Contest to Win a Big Green Egg

– There’s nothing more all-American than a summertime celebration of burgers and s’mores, handcrafted cocktails, and local beers. A competitive grilling contest kicks the star-spangled festivities into overdrive. Popular neighborhood spot Marlow’s Tavern is highlighting all things “Red, White and Brew” now through July 28. Guests will enjoy a selection of patriotic plates, cocktails fit for the summer season, and ice cold brews from favorite local breweries.

“Our team is putting a gourmet spin on classic American backyard dishes,” says John C. Metz, executive chef and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern.

Save the Date: Winter Park Marlow’s Tavern hosts a Big Green Egg Grill Party on Saturday, July 12 starting at 11:30 a.m. with live mt-orlando-page-3entertainment throughout the day.

In addition, the Marlow’s Tavern Grilling Recipe Contest invites grill-masters to submit their best recipe for a chance to win a coveted Big Green Egg. Marlow’s has teamed up with the grilling company as the companies share an enthusiasm for supporting the ultimate grill-masters and the great grilling season of summertime.

The second place prize is a $200 Marlow’s Tavern gift card, and third place scores a $100 gift card.

Entries are accepted at through August 1. No purchase is necessary for guests to enter this contest, and entries are limited to one per person or email address. Executive Chef Metz will review and judge all recipes, then announce the winners during a party in the Atlanta area on September 6 to feature the finalists’ dishes.

The “Red, White and Brew” menu includes the following highlights, offered daily through July 28:
Beer and Cheese Soup–a light beer soup with garlic, fresh thyme, provolone, Swiss and Parmesan sourdough crisp ($6)
Firecracker Deviled Eggs –pimento cheese, apple-wood smoked bacon, fresh herbs and firecracker sauce ($3/$5)
Beach House Bruschetta – fresh shrimp, lump crab, avocado, Granny Smith apple, fresh jalapeño, red onion, corn, red pepper, olive oil, fresh Florida citrus and hand-picked cilantro ($9.50)
Wild West Bison Burger – lean, ground bison, perfectly seasoned, decorated with bacon, cheddar, BBQ ranch and crispy onions on a toasted sesame brioche bun served with American fries ($14)
Backyard Blackened Mahi Sandwich – dusted, grilled, pressed and stacked with baby arugula, citrus aioli, toasted sourdough and a red, white and blue potato salad ($15)
Grilled Kansas City Strip Steak – “hot off the grill” tender bone-in KC strip, blazed with Montreal spice and chili-slather, twice-baked, salt-crusted Burbank potato and grilled jumbo asparagus ($25)
Red, White and Blue Potato Salad – Red Bliss and Peruvian “blue” potatoes, apple-wood smoked bacon, chopped egg and fresh herbs ($3)
“Campfire” S’mores– house-made milk chocolate and peanut butter, graham cracker, burnt marshmallow layered in a jar and good enough to drink ($6)

The beverage list features the following locally made, ice cold brews and handcrafted beverages that add to the red, white and blue celebration:

Red – Right on Red (Orlando, FL) – medium bodied Irish style ale with impeccable balance; moderate caramel and noble hops create this picnic pleasing, copper brew ($6)
White – Boulevard Brewing Co. Unfiltered Wheat (Kansas City, MO) – lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrus flavor and cloudy appearance ($5)
Blue – SweetWaterBlue (Atlanta, GA) – Atlanta’s favorite ale with a hint of fresh blueberries ($6)

About the Big Green Egg
The Big Green Egg Company was founded by Ed Fisher more than 30 years ago as he set out to develop a modernized version of an ancient Asian cooker for the culinary marketplace. Not satisfied with the short-lived materials and marginal thermal properties of a typical kamado grill, Fisher made a decision to create the very best outdoor cooker, period. This unique product, the Big Green Egg, now manufactured from advanced ceramic materials, is widely acclaimed as the best outdoor cooker in the world with legions of fans (known as EGGheads) in over 25 countries. Often copied, never matched … there is only one, original Big Green Egg — The Ultimate Cooking Experience!