It’s the sixth round of the Idler’s Home Culinary Throwdown! This time we head up to the Paso Robles location as the Paso Robles Fire Department takes on the Paso Robles Police Department! We had Tam Jeremy with the Chief of Police, Ty Lewis taking on the Paso Robles City Fire Chief, Jonathan Stornetta and Team Adam! The rules were simple, team who makes the bestr tri-tip and baked potato using ONLY the Traegers provided wins! Team Jeremy and the Paso Police Department made their dry rub out of slat, garlic poweder and pepper while the Paso Robles Police went with a traditional Suzy Q Rub out of Santa Maria. For the taters, Team Jeremy and Paso Police went with a classic baked potato with bacon, chives, cheese AND a poblano pepper for a little kick. Team Adam and Paso Fire went with a twice baked potato with cheddar cheese, chives and hickory sage sausage. BUT there is debate over the rules since Team Adam used a microwave to heat up their potatoes before putting them on the Traeger. Either way, everyone had fun and tasted some amazing food!
In the end, it all came down to the wire! Paso Fire and Paso Police were neck and neck but Team Adam and Paso Fire come out victorious! The final scores were: Paso Fire scored 191/240 while Team Jeremy and the Paso Police Deparment scored a 182/240.