The Hoecake Throwdown, presented by Blue Collards and Wild Turkey, will celebrate the history, mythos & meaning of that most-quintessential of Southern foods — cornbread — and its liquid cousin: bourbon. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Chain Reaction — a Pensacola-based nonprofit that empowers teens through character education & service-based learning.
The Hoecake Throwdown will feature whiskey tastings, gourmet cornbread and fixin's and a heap of other culinary experiences you won't find anywhere else.
Sample a variety of whiskeys from the portfolio of Wild Turkey and Russel's Reserve
Taste dozens of hoecake dishes from top-flight talent, as the region's best chefs compete to wow judges
Enjoy a guided bacon and bourbon pairing experience from our friends at Bill-E's Small-Batch Bacon
Learn the finer points of cast-iron cookery from the cast-iron experts at the Field Company
The Hoecake Throwdown wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our partners & friends. If you see them, please thank them.
The Hoecake Throwdown will play out at De Luna Winery, in the picturesque, colonial-era seaport of Pensacola, Florida. The city, first settled by the Spanish in 1559, is only 15 minutes from the sugar-white beaches & turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico & just a three-hour drive from New Orleans.