Be a Celebrity Judge!

Celebrity Judges are Pittsburgh's A-list who have contributed to this great city.  The Celebrity Judge role is simple yet valuable: Taste all of the sandwiches at the Sandwich Sampler and cast an official ballot for Northside Sandwich King or Queen. 

2019 Celebrity Judges


Elias Khouri

Elias Khouri is a local Musician and sandwich aficionado. He’s been known to frequent local sandwich shops all around Pittsburgh looking out for the tastiest sandwiches in the Burgh’. 

Suzanne Lawrence

Suzanne Lawrence is a stand-up comedian who has performed all over the country and has been a featured performer in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (2016, 2018) and the Burning Bridges Festival (2016, 2017, 2018). She's performed at the Pittsburgh Improv, and is a regular at Arcade Comedy Theater; opening for headliners like Chris Kattan, Shane Torres and Felonius Munk. A graduate of WVU, Suzanne then moved to Los Angeles with her husband and earned a number of acting jobs, including the coveted role of "office floozy" in a network pilot, before moving to Pittsburgh and diving into the world of stand-up comedy. Suzanne lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, their three-year-old daughter, and various morbidly obese pets.


Olga Watkins

Olga Watkins is the General Manager of Waffles Incaffeinated in downtown Pittsburgh, a chef, culinary instructor, former food features writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the very first person to win the Sugardale National Grand Bac-on Championship, singer-songwriter, leader of the Olga Watkins Band and the enthusiastic appreciator of a damn good sandwich. She is excited to judge the sandwich creations of some of Pittsburgh's best restaurants and chefs!







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