Flavorful Four Move On In Bama’s Best Tomato Dish Contest
by Mary Wilson, Alabama Farmers Federation
May 27, 2022
Tomato pies and fried green tomatoes garnered more than 1,500 votes over four days as voters determined finalists for the Bama’s Best Tomato Dish Contest.
Food purveyors moving on to the Flavorful Four are:
- Claunch Cafe in Tuscumbia for Tomato Pie
- Downtown Chief in Gadsden for Fried Green Tomato with Pimento Cheese and Pepper Jelly
- FDL Gourmet To Go in Montgomery for Tomato Pie
- Gather in Atmore for The Train Wreck
Judges will taste-test each nominated dish with the winner announced later this summer. The Flavorful Four will receive plaques with the winner also receiving a cash prize; features in Neighbors magazine and on Simply Southern TV; and bragging rights.
Votes were cast on Sweet Grown Alabama’s Facebook page and Instagram stories. Others vying for a chance at the Flavorful Four were The Avenue Pub in Tuscaloosa, The Downtown Chief in Gadsden, Walters’ Gas & Grill in Society Hill and Walton’s Southern Kitchen in Huntsville.
Bama’s Best Tomato Dish is sponsored by Sweet Grown Alabama — whose members grow the freshest, best-tasting tomatoes, among numerous other products.
Sweet Grown Alabama is a nonprofit foundation that enhances marketing opportunities for Alabama farmers by connecting retailers and consumers to Alabama-grown foods and other agricultural products. Learn more at SweetGrownAlabama.org.