CQ Roll Call Launches “Taste of America” 2014

Taste of AmericaWashington, D.C (May 7, 2014) – CQ Roll Call announced today the launch of Roll Call’s annual “Taste of America” contest with an Early Voting Kick Off Party for their readers tonight at Capitol Lounge sponsored by the Beer Institute. The official start of the competition is May 12th. Taste of America is a tournament-style food competition that pits state against state in a March Madness like bracket. Beginning today, CQ Roll Call readers will decide the winner by voting online for their state’s signature food at rollcalltasteofamerica.com. The final eight state foods will be served during a reception at Nationals Ballpark prior to the Congressional Baseball Game, where the winner will be announced on June 25, 2014.


The rules are as follows: CQ Roll Call has created a bracket of 64 foods, a minimum of one entry per state with two entries for the larger states. States will compete against other states within their region for the popular vote each week. State enthusiasts are encouraged to go online and vote for the states whose food they love most. At the end of the week, the votes are tallied and winners advance to the next round.

West Virginia’s pepperoni roll will be defending last year’s victory in 2014.

The National Beer Wholesalers Association, the National Restaurant Association, National Pork Producers Council, and the American Frozen Food Institute and the Ford Motor Company are this year’s Taste of America Sponsors.

For more information: rollcalltasteofamerica.com

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