Yesterday, I had the pleasure of judging the first Austin Lamb Jam, an event at the Barr Mansion hosted by the American Lamb Board to remind us just how much there is to love about lamb.

Sixteen restaurants, including The Bonneville, Peche, Proof & Pantry Jacoby’s, Buenos Aires Café and Salty Sow, competed with lamb dishes ranging from pho to tacos.

Jacoby’s meatball on chickpea polenta won best in show, and the team will travel to New York to compete in the finals later this year. I’ll let the #Austin360Eats photos that y’all posted on Instagram tell the rest of the story…

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