Big River Magazine
Carp -- Queen of Rivers or Pig With Fins?
Stop carping and start cooking - recipes
and tips for cooking carp
Big River and the Carp Contest in the news!
"Asian carp: Take that carp and fry it" LA Times
"The Carp Special?" WXOW in La Crosse, Wis.
Wis. Bistro Serving Up Carp Du Jour MPR
Big River's Carp Challenge 2012
Carp Connoisseur Challenge IV
We’re looking for more restaurants in the Big River area that serve carp. The tastiest dishes will bring prizes and publicity galore!
Our incognito judges are looking for the best carp dish served by a restaurant within 10 miles of the Mississippi River between Coon Rapids, Minn., and Muscatine, Iowa.
1. The dish must be a regular item on the menu and prepared using carp caught in the Upper Mississippi River.
2. The restaurant must be within ten miles of the Mississippi from Coon Rapids, Minn., to Muscatine Iowa.
3. Submit a photocopy or readable photo of the menu, along with the restaurant name, address and contact information to Big River Magazine, PO Box 204, Winona, Minn.; or email to carp@BigRiverMagazine.com, by November 1, 2012.
4. The winners will be announced, with a a lot of fanfare, in the January-February 2013 issue of Big River Magazine.
The First Place winner will receive three quarter-page ads in Big River Magazine during 2013, along with an appropriate measure of notoriety.
The Second Place winner will receive three sixth-page ads in Big River Magazine during 2013, along with an appropriate measure of notoriety.
The Third Place winner will receive one sixth-page ad in Big River Magazine during 2013, along with an appropriate measure of notoriety.