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Don’t Worry Be Hoppy — Katrina Shabo

(Forgive us, we’re still dialing in our brewery acoustics.) This week, we recorded at Wormtown Brewery with Director of Marketing Katrina Shabo. On February 25th, Chefs Brian Treitman and Bill Nemeroff of B.T.’s Smokehouse are teaming up for an intimate dining experience at Wormtown Brewery. Before opening one of New England’s most highly acclaimed barbecue spots in Sturbridge, Treitman worked closely with industry titans Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer in Boston. You can hear more from Nemeroff on episode 25 of Pop It.

We asked Katrina what she thought about the controversial article that blew up our beer news feeds this week, written by Brewing News publisher and co-founder Bill Metzger. Did you know, according to the Craft Brewers Association, 31.5% of craft beer drinkers in 2018 were women? We also discuss Per Se’s written appeal, Jennifer Aniston’s 50th birthday party, and Ryan Adams’ lethal Napoleon complex. (Height confirmed at 5’8″.) Tunes by Submarine Machine. Photos by Unity Mike.

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Jeremiah’s Inn to Sponsor 2nd Annual Chopped! Worcester

The Chefs and MC of Chopped! Worcester (2017)

In Worcester, the prevalence of hunger is twice that than the Commonwealth. One in 3 children living in our city are facing hunger. You can help make a difference by attending Jeremiah’s Inn 2nd Annual Chopped! Worcester.

Jeremiah’s Inn houses one of 29 food pantries in Worcester, and more than 9,000 people who are struggling with hunger turn to us for help each year. At each visit, we provide each client with 60-75 pounds of food, including produce, milk, meat, eggs and cheese. The Inn also runs a residential treatment program for men suffering from a substance abuse disorder.

Chopped!Worcester will be held on Monday, September 24th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Odeum Room in the Rubin Campus Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Using ingredients one would find in a food pantry, four local chefs will go head to head, creating an appetizer and an entrée in under 40 minutes. Their food will be evaluated by a panel of 3 judges. After both rounds are complete, a winner will be declared.

This year’s contestants are: Chris O’Harra from Maddi’s Cookery and TapHouse, Rachel Coit from Kummerspeck, Bill Nemeroff from BT’s Smokehouse and Robin Clark from deadhorse hill.

This year, we’re auctioning off a seat at the judge’s table! One lucky bidder gets the exclusive opportunity to join our panel of judges, sample and critique the creations, and vote for the winner of the coveted “Golden Cleaver” award!! For more information about that, people can visit our auction page at Food writer Jim Eber will be this year’s MC.

Order tickets online.