RFT Mac & Cheese Showdown 2017

RFT Mac & Cheese Showdown 2017

St. Louis, the gloves are on as some of the city's most talented chefs go head-to-head in a MELTY-CHEESY-SMACKDOWN of epic proportions! YOU decide who will be named the MAC N' CHEESE CHAMPION of Greater St. Louis. 

Macaroni and cheese is cuisine's common denominator. Babies just starting on finger foods love it, many a college student and broke twentysomething has sustained life by eating the perfectly matched duo exclusively. The dish is simple and hard to screw up for the kitchen-challenged — with a bit of cheesy naughtiness, the all-in-a-box powdered-cheese varieties taste fine. And now we find it in some of the finest restaurants in the cities with fresh twists on the original including lobster, truffles, pork belly, cauliflower and much more. 

Join us for the inaugural Mac & Cheese Throwdown STL and get your taste on. With your General Admission ticket you can make your way through each restaurant enjoying up to 15 4oz. samples and five drinks of your choice.

And at the end of your exploration, help choose the People's Choice Award and find out who the judges award the Golden Noodle Award. 

$40 - Include 15 - 4oz tastings of macaroni and cheese from participating restaurants plus five (5) drinks of your choice. 

Atomic Cowboy
BBQ Saloon
Big Baby Q and Smokehouse
Hi Pointe Drive In
Mak's Pub & Grub
The Place
Quincy Street Bistro
Spare No Rib
Steve's Hot Dogs On The Hill
Sugarfire Smoke House
Three Monkeys
Twisted RAnCh
Wheelhouse Downtown

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

For more information and updated list of restaurants and sponsors, visit: http://rftmacncheese.com/#

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"The Great Taste" featuring Ian Froeb's STL 100
6:30pm 6:30pm

"The Great Taste" featuring Ian Froeb's STL 100

Discover the best restaurants in St. Louis, right now! The Great Taste features 40+ restaurants from the 2017 edition of Ian Froeb’s STL100. Guests will spend an evening enjoying live music, items from local vendors and complimentary tastings from restaurants including:

Annie Gunn's Restaurant • Southern • Mission Taco Joint • Quincy Street Bistro • Salt + Smoke • Cleveland-Heath • Clementine's Creamery Naughty & Nice Ice Cream • Element Restaurant and Lounge • Yolklore • Sardella • La Vallesana • Pastaria • Big Baby Q and Smokehouse • Guerrilla Street Food • Comet Coffee • BEAST Craft BBQ Co. • Brasserie by Niche • Taste • Porano Pasta • Sugarfire Smoke House • Juniper • Fork & Stix • Público • Randolfi's Italian Kitchen • Grapeseed • Retreat Gastropub • Bogart's Smokehouse • Pappy's Smokehouse • Cielo • Sidney Street Cafe • Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. • Farmhaus • The Kitchen Sink • Kounter Kulture • Elaia • Olio • Parigi • Nixta • Pint Size Bakery • The Libertine • Byrd & Barrel • Pi Pizzeria • Olive + Oak • Lona’s Lil Eats • Hiro Asian Kitchen • and MORE!

Live music by the Whiskey Raccoons & Hillary Fitz Band

WHEN: March 15 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm
WHERE: NEO on Locust
2801 Locust Street • St. Louis, MO 63103
HOW MUCH: $55 VIP, $35 General Admission
Dress attire is casual
Must be 21+ 

$55 VIP tickets include:
• Tastings from 40+ of the STL 100 restaurants
• Complimentary valet parking
• Early admission at 6:00 PM
• VIP check-in to skip the lines
• 3 free drinks

$35 General Admission tickets include: 
• Tastings from 40+ of the STL 100 restaurants
• Self-parking
• Cash bar

Presented by: 
Community Coffee

Sponsored by:
Beam Suntory • Knob Creek • Basil Hayden's • EFFEN Vodka • NOW 96.3 • Montelle Winery • Drink Smart • Maker's Mark • Dillard's • Schlafly Beer • The Muny • ELCO Chevrolet-Cadillac

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