Balestri's 6th Annual Soppressatta Contest
Tickets are $25 in advance and there are trophies and prizes. I had no idea that there were enough home-made/DIY Soppressatta makers in the western suburbs to warrant a contest.
With a simple Google search, it turns out Frank Balestri, the host for the contest calls himself the SodFather. But...no not *that* SodFather. Chicagoist has a video of his process. Turns out, the Soppressatta is called "Sods".
Guess I'll have to learn how to make the stuff? April 17th will be tough, right?