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Shepherd's Pie Cook-Off at Irish Pub to Benefit City's Food Bank

COBBLE HILL — Easy as pie.

Ceol Pub (pronounced ki-oh-il) on Smith Street is hosting their first annual shepherd’s pie cook-off, March 10.

This mouth-watering event will also be for a good cause, as 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Food Bank for New York City, a hunger-relief organization.

Chefs, locals and pie-enthusiasts are welcome to compete and be judged by a panel that includes The Brazen Head owner Lou Sones and Ceol owner Lorretta Heaney who hails from Dublin, Ireland.

“She knows shepherd’s pie well,” said Event Manager Channon Booth.  

The competing Irish pies, traditionally made with ground lamb, herbs, vegetables and topped with mashed potato, will be judged on presentation, taste and creativity, said Booth. The grand winner will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Ceol Pub.

Diners are welcome to stop by, from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., to taste the meat pies and vote for their favorites and one of these pie-makers may win the “People’s Choice Award,” said Booth. Brooklyn Brewery will be serving $4 pints of stout for the evening.

To enter the competition, email channon@ceolpub.com. For more details, visit Ceol Pub website.