Hundreds of people sipped wine and beer and tasted a variety of club sandwiches at Saturday's fifth annual Ultimate Clubhouse Sandwich Contest & Fall Food Faire, held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento.
After munching their way through traditional and nontraditional versions of the classic sandwich, and discussing contents and techniques with the chefs representing their restaurants, five judges made their decisions. It went this way:
The first-, second- and third-place winners in the Traditional Category were Granzella's in Williams, Tower Bridge Bistro in Sacramento's Embassy Suites, and Evan's Kitchen in Sacramento.
The first-, second- and third-place winners in the Nontraditional Category were Tower Bridge Bistro, Evan's Kitchen and the Firehouse in Old Sacramento.
The People's Choice award went to Evan's Kitchen.
As for the Ultimate Clubhouse Sandwich, the judges named the version from the Tower Bridge Bistro.
The clubhouse throwdown benefitted the Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders. Information: www.ultimateclubhousesandwich.com.