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Sip and Savor at Slider Cook-Off


The fifth annual Slider Cook-Off is just around the corner! On March 26, seven Puget Sound restaurants will bring their slider A game to Museum of Glass to compete for the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice awards.

While each restaurant’s slider is top-secret until the evening of the cook-off, we can share what guests can sip on throughout the night, courtesy of Heritage Distilling Company.


Which cocktail will you pair with your sliders?

Jail House Rock
1 1/2 oz Elk Rider Bourbon
5.5 oz Ginger Ale
Garnish with lime

Rockin’ Sour
1 1/2 oz Elk Rider Bourbon
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/3 oz. maple syrup (or more, to taste)
1 small sprig fresh rosemary
Shake and strain over ice, Garnish with sprig of rosemary and/or lemon

Blue Suede Shoes
11/2 oz Blueberry Vodka
4.5 oz lemonade
1 oz club soda
Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint

Pin Up Punch
1 oz Pomegranate Vodka
1/2 oz Mango Vodka
4.5 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Club Soda
Garnish with maraschino cherry

Classic G&T
1 1/2 oz Batch No. 12 Gin
6.5 oz tonic
Garnish with lime

No matter what kind of slider each restaurant serves, Heritage Distilling Co.’s drink selection will help you create the perfect cocktail and slider pairing to sip and savor. Hope to see you at Slider Cook-Off!


Slider Cook-Off

 By Mandy Lane, Special Events Manager

On March 29, over 550 hungry people gathered at Museum of Glass to sample the delectable sliders served up by some of Tacoma’s hottest restaurants at the 3rd Annual Slider Cook-Off. The contestants included Hotel Murano’s BITE, Dirty Oscar’s Annex (DOA), Lobster Shop South, Maxwell’s, Paesan, Social and X Group Catering. The restaurants outdid themselves this year with a varied and gourmet line up that delighted our guests.



Dirty Oscar’s Annex


Lobster Shop South

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Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge


Paesan Kitchen & Bar


The Social Bar and Grill


X Group Catering

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Throughout the evening everyone watched John Miller’s fiery glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop. The exciting Hot Shop show included lighting the floor on fire, dropping a bar stool from the balcony to break the glass slider off the pipe, a surprise visit from a gorilla and lots of cheering and gasps from the crowd. Be sure to check out these videos of some of action in the Hot Shop!


After much deliberation by the guests and judges, the winners of the Cook-Off were announced. BITE took home the People’s Choice Award with their Asian Five Spiced Pork Belly and Maxwell’s repeated their first year victory and took home The Judge’s Prize for their Porter Braised Beef Brisket, which featured locally made pickles. And Legendary Doughnuts provided a variety of bite sized doughnuts which guests sampled in the Hot Shop.


People’s Choice Award Winner, BITE


Judge’s Choice Winner, Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge


The evening ended with a spirited performance by Daryl and Diptones that packed the dance floor until late into the evening! Poodle skirts swirled and letterman’s jackets were shed as guests boogied down.



Thank you to all the restaurants, sponsors, volunteers, guests and staff that made the 3rd Annual Slider Cook-Off such a great success!

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