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11th Ever Nog-off, Dec 11th, 5 - 8 pm

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

11th Ever Nog-off

December 11, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm 

 

The Nog-off is a popular celebration of a favorite holiday drink and a friendly competition for the best eggnog in Little Rock. Guests are invited to sample a variety of eggnogs ranging from historic recipes to contemporary innovations, then vote for their favorite.

The People’s Choice Award goes to the nog that receives the most votes from guests. The Taster’s Choice Award goes to the nog chosen by a panel of local celebrity judges. This year’s judges are Capi Peck of Trio’s, Scott McGehee of restaurant group Yellow Rocket Concepts (Local Lime, Big Orange, ZaZa’s, Lost Forty Brewing, Heights Taco & Tamale), and Marcella Dalla Rosa who won the opportunity to judge this popular competition at Historic Arkansas Museum’s 20th Candlelight Gala. Winners retain bragging rights until next year’s Nog-off. Noggers include: Cache Restaurant, Loblolly Creamery, John Selig and Leah Elenzweig, Museum Director Bill Worthen, Stone’s Throw Brewing and Heritage Grille, One Eleven at the Capital Hotel and Rock City Eats featuring chef Ken Dempsey and Greg Henderson.

The competition will begin with a ceremonial cracking of the first egg by this year’s Nogger Emerita, Bridget Fennell Farris, who will be inducted into the prestigious Nog Emeriti, a group of past winning competitors who have retired from competition. The Nog Emeriti currently consists of retired museum employee Louise Terzia and David Burnette of South on Main. Bridget Fennell Farris has been a fierce competitor for several years with her famous John Robert Jackson’s Eggnog. Farris won People’s Choice in 2011 at the 7th Ever Nog-off, Tasters’ Choice in 2012 at the 8th Ever Nog-off and Tasters’ Choice in 2014 at the 10th Ever Nog-off.

While sampling competitive nogs, guests will enjoy live music by HeatherSmith and holiday shopping in the Museum Store, featuring the best of Arkansas-made arts and crafts. The museum’s historic grounds will feature a fire pit, caroling, storytelling, living history and roasted pecans in the Brownlee House Kitchen.