April 29 EPICURIAD Street Food Chefs Get Out of the Truck and Into the Kitchen for Gourmet Pairing Competition

Event Benefits International Brain Cancer Research with ASU Headquarters

Louis Dolgoff’s wife loved craft beer. So she was thrilled with his career in the industry and having this be an integral part of their lives. In 2007 she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Her last request was to taste her favorite a Fort, 18% abv raspberry beer. Louis transformed his grief by creating the Beer for Brains Foundation to raise money through events featuring craft beers, to support brain cancer research. Louis found love again and remarried last year. His new wife, Lauri, also has a history of brain cancer in her family, losing an uncle and two aunts. Lauri has joined Louis in the fight to help others.

The Beer for Brains Foundation’s EPICURIAD Spring 2017 Food, Craft Beer & Wine Pairings event has a new twist. Street Food chefs get out of their trucks and into the kitchen to create a new dish for a gourmet pairing competition. The evening begins with an exciting VIP face-off event between two award-winning Street Food Celebrity chefs where a flip of the coin will determine whether they cook with beer or wine and they will have thirty-five minutes to create a delicious entrée using the spirits and ingredients provided. The main event follows with a large sampling of gourmet food, craft beer and wine from 12 Street Food Chefs, breweries and vineyards in an intimate setting. Event attendees will vote on the category of “Best Pairing,” based on whether craft beer or wine is the attendee-preferred pairing with each dish, and “Best Entrée,” based on taste and presentation. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three winning chefs who will compete against the restaurant chefs in the EPICURIAD Fall 2017 event.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Award-Winning Street Food Chef Face-Off (VIP Pre-Event with Two Chefs)
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 12 Street Food Chefs Gourmet Pairing Competition General Admission Event

Chefs from the following Street Food Trucks compete for the Gold!:
Flyin’ Hawaiian, Saffron Jak, Rock A Belly, Electric Sliders,
United Lunchadores, Bearded Chef, Adam Allison, Flying Saucer,
Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen, Emerson Fry Bread, Que SazonMustache Pretzels(TM), and Frittes Street

Featuring the first craft beer from the country of Jordan, Carakale Brewery, and out-of-state beer from Deadbeach Brewery in El Paso, Texas.

Allstate Appliances
15250 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale

$95 per person, $150 per VIP ticket – BUY TICKETS HERE
(proceeds to benefit Brain Cancer Research at GBM Agile)


Beer For Brains Foundation (BFBF) is a national non-profit organization of craft beer lovers, distributors and brewers committed to raising public awareness about brain cancer, and fundraising to support groundbreaking research for GBM Agile with headquarters at ASU. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, BFBF stages multiple events across the country each year, working independently or in partnership with breweries, medical research facilities, non-profits and other partners local to each event. Founded in 2010 by Louis Dolgoff, who lost his wife to a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor, BFBF has raised more than $250,000 to help find a cure.

Sherry L. Butler Communications
602-703-3659 sbutler@slbcom.com 

Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

View all of Author Matthew O'Brien posts.

Leave a Comment