2018 Best of the Wurst by John Yuccas

One week ago on September 23rd, 14 restaurants competed at Sociable Cider Werks in an attempt to be named “Best of the Wurst”. A big thank you to FairVote Minnesota for putting on the event with Sociable Cider Werks, and for bringing me on to photograph.

Every vendor a did a phenomenal job, and it was clear in the reactions of every participant. Enjoy the images below!

Special thanks to all of the vendors for letting me come into your space with my camera to document your process, offerings, and participants!


New Bohemia

Lake & Irving 

France 44 Wine & Spirits

Ingebretsen's Nordic Marketplace

Union Kitchen MN

Northern Waters Smokehaus 

Cara Irish PubsKieran's Irish Pub

Domo Ramen

J. Selby's

The Bungalow Club MPLS

Pitchfork Sausage

fig + farro

Lowry Hill Meats

Sociable Cider Werks

While photographing, I also was reminded of the benefits of ranked choice voting. To learn more about ranked choice voting and FairVote Minnesota, check out their site at http://www.fairvotemn.org/

The Cooks Collaborative Dual Citizen Brewery Takeover by John Yuccas

What could be better than a pop up, at a brewery, on a beautiful day in July, that featured mouth watering pork offerings and sides? Not much. It was so much fun photographing this event: the space, food, and energy really came together to allow some great pictures to be made. 

The Cooks Collaborative took over Dual Citizen Brewery in Saint Paul this past Sunday afternoon and put on a fantastic event. Nick Vasquez and Grant Nelson offered pork sandwiches, tacos, elotes, slaw, and beans in a relaxed patio setting. Luckily, the venue also had a lot of great beer to pair with the chef's offering. 

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