DES MOINES, Iowa – Nominations for the Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa are now being taken.
People can nominate the restaurant that serves their favorite tenderloin for the next month and a half.
The Pork Producers Association will then take over the process and announce a winner in October.
There were more than 4,500 nominations for almost 400 restaurants last year.
People who nominate the winning restaurant will be entered into a drawing for a $100 prize.
“After nearly 20 years of this competition, past titleholders continue to tell us how life-changing the experience has been,” said Kelsey Sutter, IPPA marketing and programs director. “Please share where to find the best of the best by submitting a nomination, and help put those mouth-watering tenderloins on the map!”
Following the nomination round, Pork Producers Association’s restaurant and foodservice committee will select 40 restaurants for review, including the five restaurants with the most nominations from the Association’s eight districts. Those nominations will then go to a panel of undercover judges, who visit the contending restaurants and score tenderloins on the quality of the pork, taste, physical characteristics, and eating experience.
Five finalists will be named in October, with the winning restaurant receiving $500, a plaque and publicity from the Pork Producers Association. The runner-up is awarded $250 and a plaque from IPPA.
(Image form Iowa Pork Producers Association press release)