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Ziggy’s Island Market’s 5th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship & Raffle

To Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands & The St. Croix Foundation


On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Ziggy’s Island Market on the East End Rd. of St. Croix sponsored and hosted the 5th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship and Raffle. This was a charity event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands and the St. Croix Foundation. 100% of all donations, raffle ticket sales, profits from food sales, and contest entry fees were donated to the aforementioned charities. Also, a portion of bar profits was donated, totaling over $5,000.00.

The event kicked off at 2pm with Ziggy’s Island Market’s popular BBQ Pork, Mac& Cheese, Hot Dogs, Knackwurst, Cole Slaw, Rice& Beans and of course Johnny Cakes on sale. The crowd was entertained by DJ Don Juan.

Then the main event: The 5th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship. There were a total of 20 contestants in three divisions. Julian M. won the kids division with 2.5 Johnny Cakes eaten in the five minute contest. Maria F. won the women division with 6.5 eaten Johnny Cakes. The Grand Champion and 5th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Champion is Brian Y. who broke the old record and set a new standard with 11 Johnny Cakes eaten. Brian walked away with his title, trophy and one Johnny Cake per day for the rest of the year. With the other winners received Ziggy's Island Market Gift Certificates.

After the eating contest was over, the raffle highlighted the rest of the afternoon's activities. This year’s raffle featured thousands of dollars in prizes donated by dozens of St. Croix's finest restaurants, stores, and other businesses. Main prize winner Susie R. won a $200.00 Ziggy’s Island Market Gift Certificate. The event was capped off by a rocking Ziggy’s Bigfoot Band performance. We like to thank all our great volunteers and sponsors for all their help!





Fifteenth Dinner on the Deck




Upscale Irish


Chef Aaron O'Mcatlofsky's Creations for an Upscale Irish Pub night paired with creative Beers and Ales.

First Course
Drunken Whiskey Mussels & Clams with crispy Pork Belly Crostinis

Second Course
Pub Sampler featuring: House Cured Cornbeef Ruben Stuffed Pretzel Sticks, Duck Fat Truffled Tator Tots, & Caramelized Onion Brussels Sprout Tarts

Third Course
Wild Boar Sausage Sheppard's Pie with Creamy Mushroom Polenta served with Pickled Cabbage

Desert
“Irish Car Bomb” Bread Pudding Shots








Ziggy’s Island Market’s 4th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship & Raffle

To Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands & The St. Croix Foundation



On Sunday, January 27, 2013, Ziggy’s Island Market on the East End Rd. of St. Croix sponsored and hosted the 4th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship and Raffle. This was a charity event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands and the St. Croix Foundation. 100% of all donations, raffle ticket sales, profits from food sales, and contest entry fees were donated to the aforementioned charities. Also, a portion of bar profits was
donated, totaling almost $4,000.00.

The event kicked off at 2pm with Ziggy’s Island Market’s popular BBQ Pork, Brats, Mac& Cheese, and of course Johnny Cakes on sale. The crowd was entertained by DJ Don Juan, dance and martial arts demonstrations by the Boys & Girls Club as well as horseback and donkey rides.



Then the main event: The 4th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship. There were a total of 16 contestants in three divisions. Webster won the kids division with 3.5 Johnny Cakes eaten in the five minute contest. Kimmy won her second title with 4.5 Johnny Cakes, after an exciting tie breaker. The Grand Champion and 4th Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Champion is Austin who broke the old record and set a new standard with 10 Johnny Cakes eaten. Kimmy and Webster both won Ziggy’s Gift Certificates. Austin walked away with his title, trophy and one Johnny Cake per day for the rest of the year.

After the eating contest was over, the raffle highlighted the rest of the afternoon's activities. This year’s raffle featured thousands of dollars in prizes donated by dozens of St. Croix's finest restaurants, stores, and other businesses. Main prize winner Elsa won a $200.00 Ziggy’s Island Market Gift Certificate. The event was capped off by a rocking Ziggy’s Bigfoot Band performance and offerings from Dogging for Dollars Hot Dog Cart.










2012 Oktoberfest

On October 6th, we celebrated this traditional German party for the first time at Ziggy's.  We offered kegs of Warsteiner Bier, real German cuisines and a live band.  This was our biggest party event yet.  O' zapft is!
 





2012 W
ing King

Chicken Wing Cooking Contest Benefit for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center

On Sunday, June 17, about 250 people came out to sample 17 delicious chicken wing creations.  Thanks also to the Dogging for Dollars Hot Dog Cart and DJ Don Juan we ate and partied until late at night and raised $2,923.00 for this great cause.  There were many winners in the 50/ 50 Raffle, Chinese Raffles and of course in the three categories of wings.  The People's Choice Wing King 2012 Award went to April Little.  Congrats!


Thanks to our great sponsors!

Quality Food
Budweiser
West Indies Corp.







3rd Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship

Benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of the VI and The St. Croix Foundation




3rd Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Champion Chris Brandshagen


On Sunday, January 15, 2012 Ziggy's Island Market hosted the 3rd Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship, an event benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands and The St. Croix Foundation.  The festivities kicked off with the sounds of DJ Don Juan and food donated by friends and local businesses.  The Korean Martial Arts Academy and members of the Boys and Girls Club gave a very impressive Tae Kwon Do demonstration.




Rhett's Pig Roast turned out delicious

At 4pm eleven contestants competed to see who could eat the most Johnny Cakes in five minutes.  The kids division was won by Jason Gifford with four, the ladies title went to Epernay Quigley with 3.5 Johnny Cakes.



The title of 2012 St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Champion, trophy and a years supply of Johnny Cakes went to 2011 runner up Chris Brandshagen with a record setting 7 Johnny Cakes finished.  He just beat out Chris Smith with 6 and AK Lovarco with 5.5 Johnny Cakes eaten.  All participants donated $20.00 to the cause and received a commemorative T- Shirt in return.  All winners also took home a Ziggy's gift certificate.




Our bartenders Matt and Joe were very busy for the next hours and did a great job of getting everybody supplied with drinks at The Libation Station.  Next was the great raffle consisting of donations from local business.  Any winner that was present during the drawing received an additional gift certificate from Ziggy's.

The event helped us donate over $4,000.00 to the Boys and Girls Club of the VI and The St. Croix Foundation.  Thanks to all our friends,customers and sponsors who made that possible!





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2011 St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship
Boys and Girls Club of St. Croix Benefit



On Sunday, 01/16/11, we hosted the 2nd Annual St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Championship and raffle.  This year's event and raffle benefited the Boys and Girls Club of St. Croix and collected over $2,000.00.  Thanks to all the generous donors! The festivities kicked off at 2pm, highlighted by the 2011 Johnny Cake Eating Championship at 4pm (CST...Cruzan Standard Time).  Competitors were battling for a daily Johnny Cake every day in 2011 as well as a trophy sponsored by Sports Plus.  Everyone of the eight contestant also received a unique T- Shirt.  After the 5 minute time limit there was a three way tie with 5 Johnny Cakes eaten by the remaining contestants.  The tie breaker was who could eat one Johnny Cake the fastest, won by Pedro.








Proud 2011 St. Croix Johnny Cake Eating Champion Pedro







Free food was provided by Ziggy's and Jin Choi Sushi.  Samples included some of our island baked chicken, slow roasted pork, Rice& Beans, and a few other delicious items, not found on our menu.  Our good friend Dennis deep fried two delicious turkeys.








Finally, the raffle ended the afternoon activities.  This years' raffle featured thousands of Dollars in prizes donated by dozens of restaurants, stores, and other businesses on St. Croix.  100% of the proceeds went to the Boys and Girls Club of St. Croix.  Thanks to our great sponsors!


Hit the Play Button to listen to our radio ad!









New Bar named Libation Station

We had many great entries who added to the donation to the Boys and Girls Club of St. Croix.  Thanks to all the participants!  Jeff's entry "Libation Station" was revealed during the Sunday's festivities.  Jeff won a $50 Ziggy's Gift Certificate.





Bar Naming Contest Winner Jeff







New Gasoline Pumping Equipment installed


November 20, 2011





2011 St. Croix Cornhole Championship



Saturday, November 19, 2011


16 teams of two players played a double elimination tournament for cash prices, giveaways, title and trophy of 2011 St. Croix Cornhole Championship.  After battling all afternoon the Great Cornholios came away with the win.  Congratulations!








Navy SEAL Fundraiser

August 26, 2011

Thanks to our great customers we raised $1,700.00 to support the families of fallen and wounded Navy SEALS.












2011 Ziggy's Nine and Dine Golfing














2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup








Dale's 43rd Birthday Party



Friday, March 26, 2010







Happy Birthday, D Love!


Grand Opening


Sunday, December 20, 2009



 

The crowd enjoyed themselves.  Music provided by DJ Lucky.


Some of the free food included Seafood Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, German Frikadellen, Hot Wings as well as Polish Sausages and Sauerkraut.



Johnny Cakes are being fried for the 1st Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest.



Phil versus Kev Rod.


Dieter (left) is a fierce competitor.  He sampled some of the free food before joining the contest.


Phil with the Trophy for Ziggy's 1st Annual Johnny Cake Eating Contest.  The winner ate 6.5 Johnny Cakes in 5 minutes.


Ziggy announcing the winners of the Raffle Price Drawing with the help of his assistants.  Thanks to all the price sponsors who made it possible to collect $740 through raffle tickets sales and Johnny Cake eating contest entry fees.  The money was split between The St, Croix Foundation and the Queen Louise Home.


Ziggy's 1st Annual Ox Tail Cook Off

Saturday, November 07, 2009




E's Jamaican Style Ox Tail vs. Ziggy's Polish Style Ox Tail vs. Dennis Harding's Texas Style Ox Tail




E, Dennis and Ziggy and their delicious Ox Tails.




Ox Tails




A nice crowd enjoyed the tasting, judging and beer specials.





Recording Artist Llewellyn Westerman is getting ready to cast his vote.




Winner Dennis Harding's Texas Style Oxtails edged out Ziggy by a slight margin, followed by E in third place.




The cooks and Ziggy's staff.


Thanks to the Cooks and all our Customers that made this event a lot of fun!




View from our gazebo:
Buck Island