Capital Hotel takes Two of Three at 13th Ever Nog-of

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Historic Arkansas Museum hosted the 13th Ever Nog-off last Friday with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance throughout the evening.

The event was kicked-off by HAM Director Swannee Bennett who led the opening ceremonies which included the induction of Nogger Emerita, Leah Elenzweig, and Nogger Emeritus, John S. Selig, as well as a recognition of George West for coining the term “Nog-off.” Elenzweig and West then participated in a ceremonial “cracking of the first egg” to start the competition.

Guests to the Nog-off vote in two categories while the panel of judges vote for the Taster’s Choice award. This year's Taster’s Choice Award judges were newly-name Nogger Emerita Leah Elenzweig, Dillon Garcia of Arkansas Mixology Associates and Al Hodge who won the opportunity at the museum’s recent fundraiser.

The teams that competed this year were:

Arkansas Pioneers Association
The Capital Hotel
Loblolly Creamery and O'Looney's Wine & Liquor
Old Mill Bread & Flour Co.
Rock City Eats
South on Main
Stone's Throw Brewing and Heritage Grille Steak & Fin
Trio's Restaurant
Rachel Worthen and Bill Worthen

Winners of the 13th Ever Nog-off were:

Taster’s Choice Award: Old Mill Bread & Flour Company's ‘Tis the Reason Eggnog and Bread

People’s Choice Award: The Capital Hotel's Espresso Nog Latte

Not Your Great, Great, Great Grandfather’s Eggnog Award (for untraditional nog): The Capital Hotel's Espresso Nog Latte

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the teams and everyone who attended!