Rolls on the River, which is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia, pairs together local pepperoni rolls and craft beer.
This year, there were seven pepperoni roll vendors:
- A Step in Time
- Home Industry Bakery
- Piggly Wiggly
- Pepperoni Grill
- Mountain Pie
- Swiftwater Cafe
And, Bad Shepherd even brewed a beer with pepperoni: Pat's White Label, with pepperoni and habanero.
I was fortunate to judge alongside Quincy Wilson and Eric Nelson.
Kroger & Piggly Wiggly are a bit of outsiders here. They're grocery stores, rather than bakeries, and the rolls were pre-cut so they got a touch dried out.
Home Industry is a big-hitter in the pepperoni roll game, especially in the North Central West Virginia area. Always a classic.
Mountain Pie was one of my favorites, with some nice parmesan on top and a side of dipping sauce, too.
A Step In Time came all the way from Harpers Ferry bringing their Mama Jo's Pepperoni Rolls! So delicious.
Pepperoni Grill has a deliciously cheesy, savory roll. Plus two sauces - marinara or pizza!
Swiftwater Cafe has a delicious roll, which is a go-to for roadtrips!
1st - Mountain Pie
2nd - Pepperoni Grill
3rd - Swiftwater Cafe
Honorable Mention: A Step In Time
People's Choice: Mountain Pie
And, look at these super cute cookies Sugar Momma Sweets made for the event!