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Forest Trace Asks: Who Has the Best (Matzah) Balls?

Forest Trace at Inverrary seems like the kind of place we want to retire to. The 30-acre retirement community offers entertainment, dining, a lake -- and a contest to see who has the best balls!

For the third year in a row, the community is seeking out the best matzah (or matzo, or matzoh) ball for its Golden Matzah Bowl. Two winners, one each in two categories, will receive a $180 donation to the charity of their choice.  The categories are best recipe from scratch and best out of the box. 

To enter your matzah ball, email the recipe, along with contact information, to [email protected] They're also looking for the story behind the recipe, so schmaltz it up for the judges. (Schmaltz, by the way, is the name for chicken fat used in making matzah balls). Deadline for entries is March 15.

This contest is open to amateur chefs, but there's also a professional/restaurant category. Send an email to the above address for details on how you can enter your restaurant.

Winners will be announced on March 22 at the Golden Matzah Bowl

ceremonies, where a king or queen of the bowl will be crowned.


Trace is also holding a Facebook contest (yup! this swinging community

is on Facebook). Just name your favorite matzah ball box mix every day

from March 6 to 15. Each day, someone will be selected randomly to win a

$25 gift card to Target or Publix. Just in time for your Passover shopping.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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