July 16: Two winners crowned at the third annual Kalbi Beef BBQ Cookoff Competition

The KAC-WA team grills up the winning kalbi (Photo by Matthew Benuska)

The Korean American Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA), the Korean American Bar Association (KABA), and the Korean American Health Professional Association (KAHPA) held the third annual Kalbi Beef BBQ Cookoff Competition at the Luther Burbank Park in Mercer Island.

Judges, from left: Palace Korean BBQ owner Jae So, KING TV anchor Lori Matsukawa, and food writer for The Seattle Times and Gourmet Magazine Matthew Amster-Burton (Photo by Matthew Benuska)

Approximately 150 people attended the event to sample the various kalbi and see which team would take home the top prizes.

The Baddest Kalbi in the Northwest was awarded to the Korean American Coalition of WA (KAC-WA), and the People’s Choice Kalbi was awarded to the Korean American Health Professional Association (KAHPA). ♦

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