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Get Your Tickets To Frank Balestri's 6th Annual Sopressata Contest Now

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 21, 2013 9:40PM

Some of Frank Balestri's popular sopressata. (Photo credit: Chuck Sudo/Chicagoist)

It’s been nearly 17 months since Frank “The Sodfather” Balestri held his fifth annual sopressata contest, but we’re going to let him have calling the upcoming April 7 competition the “sixth annual” supersod competition.

Balestri, readers will remember, is the most visible of a growing group of local folks who make Calabrian-style salami at home and the 2011 contest drew over 700 people to a union banquet hall in Countryside to sample over 50 different “sods,” with family recipes being passed down to a younger generation with zeal.

Tickets are now on sale for the event by calling Parkplace of Countryside Banquets at 708-588-1756. Proceeds from the event will benefit The 100 Club of Chicago and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

Frank Balestri’s sixth annual sopressata contest, 2 p.m. April 7 at Parkplace of Countryside Banquets (6240 Joliet Road