FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Amigos hosts annual Carnitas Cook-Off, expands event with classic cars & food trucks

Amigos hosts annual Carnitas Cook-Off, expands event with classic cars & food trucks

LUBBOCK, Texas — On Saturday, June 22, Amigos stores across the area will each host the annual Carnitas Cook-Off competition from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guests can compete for prizes and the award of best carnitas.

In addition to the Carnitas Cook-off, Amigos locations will simultaneously host a classic and vintage Car Show. Food trucks will also be hosted on-site for participants and community members attending the event as spectators.

The locations hosting these competitions include the Amigos locations in Lubbock, Plainview, Hereford, and Amarillo. Guests can sign up in-store or online to participate in either contest. Entry is free for both and limited to the first 25 guests who sign up at each location. If space is available, guests can sign up on the day of the contest before judging begins. Judging times for the Carnitas Cook-Off will occur between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Judging for the Car Show will occur at 11:00 a.m.

Carnitas Cook-Off Prizes (Each location has its own set of prizes):

  • 1st Prize – $250 in FREE Groceries, Bene Casa Belly Down Disco, 2 bags of Kingsford Charcoal

  • 2nd Prize – $200 in FREE Groceries, Kingsford Canopy, 2 Bags of Kingsford Charcoal, Kingsford Swag

  • 3rd Prize – $100 in FREE Groceries, Kingsford Grilling Gloves, Kingsford BBQ Tool Set, 1 Bag of Kingsford Charcoal

Car Show Prize (Each location has its own prize):

  • Grand Prize – Best in Show Trophy

Contestants in the Carnitas Cook-Off will need to bring their best carnitas prepared and ready for eating by the judges. While not required, it is highly encouraged for participants to be creative in their presentation and add in any other complimentary items like favorite chips, salsas, jalapeños, tomatillos, or any other add-on items. Contestants will need to make enough carnitas to serve each of the three judges for possibly two rounds in the event of a tie.

“We are so excited to host the Carnitas Cook-Off once again,” said Rebekah Bernal, Hispanic innovation manager for The United Family. “We are also excited to expand this event with the Car Show. We hope these competitions will allow people in the community to gather together for a fun day of friendly competition and great food. There is still room for participants at every location, so come in and sign up today!”

Contestants will receive additional information upon signing up. For more information, please visit the website.


Media Contacts:

Joey Marcades                                                                                Abie Rampy

Communications Manager                                               Director of Public Relations

C: 806.281.8078                                                                           C: 806.438.1194

jmarcades@unitedtexas.com                                                     abie.rampy@unitedtexas.com

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