Adam Jones, Local Fry owners go head-to-head in cookoff; the winner is ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 6:19 PM
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones takes on Local Fry owners Elizabeth and Kevin Irish at Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant in a cooking competition.
(Caitlin Faw/Baltimore Sun video)
Yes, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones swept the voting in a cookoff between himself and Local Fry owners Kevin and Elizabeth Irish, the winners of MASN's 2016 CareFirst Fan Challenge, at Dempsey's on Wednesday.
The judges were Bryce Taylor, a Mount Washington teen who appeared on "Chopped Junior"; Chad Gauss, owner and executive chef of the Food Market; and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton. (Perhaps the deck was stacked in Jones' favor.)
Jones ruled with a concotion of French fries, meat, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and hot sauce.
"That's what I grew up on in the inner city of San Diego," he said. "I want to slowly bring that kind of food out here because it's inexpensive but it's good. It's efficient. It's quick. That's what a lot of people like."
The Local Fry folks were gracious in defeat.
"I feel like a winner anyway if he just comes down to our shop and has some food with us. It's awesome meeting him just for this opportunity," said Elizabeth Irish.