Tomato Jam Drinks Competition returns July 29

Nourish Knoxville presents the second annual Tomato Jam, a drinks competition featuring Knoxville’s best bartenders and East Tennessee’s finest tomatoes, on Sunday, July 29, 12-4 p.m. at The Mill and Mine.
In the heat of the East Tennessee summer, it can be a struggle to attempt anything remotely adventurous. However, we trust our loyal foodies are up for this challenge: Enjoy four-ounce samples of eight creatively flavored and named tomato-based cocktails. Vote for your favorite. Sate your appetite with locally sourced brunch bites from OliBea, and enjoy live music and games on the lawn.
Participating bars and restaurants include:
Chivo Taqueria
Craft Accommodations
The Drawing Room at The Tennessean Hotel
Drink. the wine dive.
Emilia
J.C. Holdway
Boyd’s Jig & Reel
Libacious Cocktail Catering
Maple Hall
Sapphire Fine Food & Fancy Drinks
This year’s sponsor, PostModern Spirits, is providing the liquor(s) for each concoction.
Tickets are $40 each, or $35 each when you buy four, available online https://www.ticketweb.com/event/tomato-jam-the-mill-mine-tickets/8381425 or at the door while supplies last. Ages 21 and up only; doors open at 11:45 a.m.
This second annual event features special guest Brian Bartels , a beverage director for such West Village hotspots as Jeffrey’s Grocery, Joseph Leonard, Fedora, Perla and Bar Sardine. Brian will sign cop ies of his book, The Bloody Mary: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond, and serve as a celebrity judge for the cocktail contest.
All proceeds from Tomato Jam go to further the mission of Nourish Knoxville: cultivating healthy communities by supporting relationships between local farmers, producers, and the public.
For additional information, visit nourishknoxville.org/event/tomato-jam18/.

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