“People who have lived in this neighborhood remember when, after a certain hour, the only food you can get was from a bodega,” owner Taylor Erkkinen says. “That was how we came up with it.” The contest rules call for a maximum of $20 total, and a full list of ingredients must be vouched for with a receipt. That’s the first challenge! The dishes are supposed to be “loosely interpreted” as Thanksgiving side dishes, but we get the sense that there will be a wide degree of latitude given, especially if the dishes have a true bodega vibe to them. The prize is still to be determined, but it’s really about the glory.