Jeff Turner and In the Neighborhood Deli, 185 Edison, won the inaugural Elgin's Crosstown Classic Challenge against Downtown Madness Champion Greg Shannon and Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago St., in a battle for pulled pork supremacy.
After all the votes from the public were counted, In The Neighborhood Deli's Pulled Pork defeated Elgin Public House's Pulled Pork by 6 votes in the Downtown Neighborhood Association promotion.
The announcement was made live on Tuesday morning's Chef Jeff (Turner) and Jeff (Meyers) show on WRMN AM-1410.
For their victory in the Crosstown Classic Challenge, In the Neighborhood Deli now has the privilege of naming the dish that both Turner and Shannon will cook and sample at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market on Thursday, July 14. Fans of both establishments are encouraged to come out to the market to enjoy some great food and cheer on their team once again.
It was also confirmed by the two proprietors that nearly 100 lbs. of pulled pork was sold between the two restaurants during the DNA's week-long social media promotion.
Steve Knight, who voted for In the Neighborhood Deli, had his name drawn at random from all of the winning team's votes to snag a pair of White Sox tickets for the July 30 game against the Boston Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field - courtesy of Crosstown Classic Challenge presenting sponsor, Van Galder Bus Company.
-- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer