For Immediate Release

May 13, 2011

Contact: Bill Kolosi, 330-990-9175,


Hungry for a new taste? Plan Now for the
3RD Annual Gulyás-Goulash Cook-Off – Benefits for Restoration of the Hungarian Cultural Garden


Tempt your tastebuds with over 20 new tastes. Gulyás (pronounced goo-yash), popularly known as Goulash, is a traditional hearty stew, sometimes soup, typically made of beef, onions, vegetables, spices and ground paprika. 


“Hungarian cowboys, called ‘gulyás,’ are the namesake of this delicious hearty, chunky Hungarian meal-in-a-bowl known as goulash to almost everyone around the world,” according to Lél Somogyi, website editor for the Hungarian Cultural Garden as well its historian. “Nothing is as great as a big tasty bowl of gulyás with a some bread and a microbrew to make you feel great and alive!”


The Hungarian Cultural Garden Committee of Cleveland will hold the 3rd Annual Great International Gulyás-Goulash Cookoff starting at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 19, 2011 to raise funds for The Cleveland Hungarian Cultural garden.


According to Bill Kolosi, who heads up the organizing committee for the event, the Hungarian Cultural Garden Committee aims to raise funds to continue the restoration of the garden which began in 2007. 


Twenty-two chefs competed in last year’s event, which was held outdoors at St. Emeric, which is behind the parking lot of the West Side Market in Cleveland.  Two awards were given:  “Judge’s Choice,” selected by a panel of judges, and “People’s Choice,” voted by the more than 300 guests, to the best tasting pots of gulyás. 


Kolosi adds, “Bring your family, especially dad’s celebrating Father’s Day, and make the rounds from gulyás cauldron to cauldron, tasting different gulyás offerings, and wash it down with a soda, or better yet a locally-brewed beer, while listening to live and lively Hungarian music.”  Other traditional taste treats, such as pogácsa (a bacon-rich Hungarian biscuit), lángos (a Hungarian fry-bread), and strudel will also be available to satiate your hunger.     


Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at 


Got your own great recipe? Anyone is welcome to compete as a chef and can register online at the website or download an entry form.


The event will be at St. Emeric, located at 1860 West 22nd Street, in Cleveland, by the West Side Market.  Ample free parking is available. 


For more information, visit the website or send an email to


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