Shake, Rattle and Grill at the 2nd Annual Slider Cook-off Featuring Nine Amazing South Sound Restaurants

On Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 pm the Museum of Glass will host the second annual Slider Cook-off featuring a cooking competition showcasing nine South Sound area restaurants battling to create the best slider for local celebrity judges and guests. The event will feature slider tastings for guests, dancing to 1950s rock and roll classics performed by Daryl and the Diptones and glassblowing by John Miller in the Hot Shop.

John Miller (American, born 1966)
Slider, 2011
Blown and hot-sculpted glass
37 x 16¾ inches

The special event was inspired by John Miller’s signature artwork Slider which features a giant cheeseburger and was showcased in last year’s exhibition Gathering: John Miller and Friends. The piece is currently on view at the Museum.

Participating restaurants include Asado, Bite Restaurant and Bar, Boathouse 19, Brix 25, Dirty Oscars Annex, Social Bar and Grill, Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge and Marrow Kitchen and Bar. Art House Café will be offering a dessert slider. A panel of judges will choose the winner of the Best Slider Award and a People’s Choice Award will also be named from votes by event guests. Winning chefs will receive a trophy made by John Miller.

“Last year’s Slider Cook-off was so much fun,” said Hudson Slater, chef at Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge and winner of 2012 Best Slider Award. “It was an honor to participate last year. We’ve been having a great time coming up with ideas for this year’s event and I am looking forward to another special evening at the Museum of Glass.”

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance ($30 for Museum members) and $40 at the door. VIP tickets are $100 and include access to a private lounge with hosted bar and a gift bag. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Museum’s admission desk or online: Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

The event is sponsored by KIXI AM 880, Bargreen and Ellingson, Mike Dunbar, CFP, and Emerald Queen Casino.  .

The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions.  In addition to the Hot Shop Amphitheater where visitors can watch artists work, the facilities include galleries, outdoor exhibition areas, a theater, hands-on art studio, grand hall, café and store.

Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by Alaska Airlines, Forest Foundation, The Ben B. Cheney Foundation, City of Tacoma Arts Commission, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, The Dimmer Family Foundation, and ArtsFund.


Information provided by: Museum of Glass, Hillary Ryan, Communications Manager

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Store is also open Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):  also open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is free for members, $12 general, $10 seniors, military and students (13+ with ID), $10 groups of 10 or more, $5 children (6-12) years old. Children under 6 are admitted free. Admission is free every third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Info Line 253-284-4750/ 1-866-4MUSEUM

Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA  98402


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