PUNK ROCK HOT DOGS IS CANCELED.
July 11, 2022 – Unfortunately Shay Brown and I have decided to cancel this event. Ticket sales have not been where we need them to be in order to pull it off, and with an event like this, we can’t wait any longer for ticket sales to bump. If you purchased a ticket, you will be refunded in full. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate you for understanding.
“Sad news, Y’all… I just got off the phone with Shay Brown Events and we have decided to cancel Punk Rock Hot Dogs 2022. This was not an easy decision, but unfortunately, ticket sales were just not where we need them to be at this point in time in order to make the event happen, and with an event like this, we can’t wait any longer for ticket sales to bump.
If you purchased a ticket, you will be refunded in full. If you marked your calendar, unmark it now. If you were a judge, a competitor, and just helped me promote this, sorry for wasting your time.
We are personally saddened, of course, and I have decided to put Punk Rock Hot Dogs to bed as a concept for good, so there will not be another. I’ve also cancelled the Mac ‘n’ Cheese Fight, and will not be producing any of my usual food competitions going forward. If anyone else is interested in producing food competitions, I’m happy to help, but I’m getting out of the game myself. It’s been fun / super-fucking-stressful, and I’m glad I did it! If you need a judge, look me up.
Now, be sure to attend the hot dog eating contest at Dssolvr on July 20th if you need to get your dog on!” – Stu Helm
10 COMPETITORS! 9 JUDGES! THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE!
Punk Rock Hot Dogs is the whackiest, wildest, craziest annual food event in Asheville, and this year we have the best line-up of Gothic Glizzy Gladiators we’ve ever had:
Mother Ocean Market Asheville, Sand Hill Kitchen, Pupuseria Paty Asheville, Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, The Odd, CREAM WORKS, Bigfoot-Longs, Asheville hot dogs, and Huli Sue’s BBQ and Grill
REMEMBER: ONE ticket admits TWO people, who share TEN hot dogs and cast TWO votes for People’s Choice!
Punk Rock Hot Dogs is the only food competition in Asheville in which the People’s Choice is REAL. Your ticket gets you all ten dogs to try, so that you can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote! The judges’ panel takes it one step further by being a blind taste test!
Winners will receive awards, a prizes, bragging rights, accolades, street cred, honor among their peers & a place in hot dog history!
Here’s a look at last year’s 10 competitors, starting with the Judge’s Choice winner, Cultura, in the upper left, and the People’s Choice, The Malvern next to it. Chef Eric Morris from Cultura sits on our judges’ panel this year, while Chef Chris Cox from The Malvern is now representing Mother Ocean Market, hoping to keep the People’s Choice in his corner, as well as the Judge’s Choice!
©2022 Stu Helm