Thursday, January 9, 2014

5th Annual Mac & Cheese Bowl on Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Mac & Cheese Bowl at area Price Choppers. Profits from the annual event benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. This years event will be held at the Albany Marriott on Saturday, February 15.

The event will include 30 tasting stations featuring local restaurants. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to taste all of the Mac -n- Cheese dishes and vote for their favorite.
Participating restaurants include Albany Pump Station, Mazzone Hospitality, The Standard Restaurant & Lounge, and Farmer Boy Diner & Restaurant. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. There will be two tasting sessions at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively.

Other participants include: Albany Marriott, The Century House, Capital District Catering, Chez Mike, Comfort Kitchen, Druthers Brewing Company, The Ginger Man Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hannaford Supermarkets & Elegant Touch Catering, Illium Café, Katie O'Byrnes, Lark Tavern, and The Mallozzi Family.

As well as Mio Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, Nighthawk's Kitchen, Price Chopper Supermarkets, The Red Lion Inn, Samantha's Café & Catering, Sea Fish Market and Grill, Slidin' Dirty Food Truck & Catering.

Uncle Marty's Adirondack Grill, Valente's Restaurant, Wolff's Biergarten, and Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar will also offer tastings.

Awards for the top dishes will be given out as part of the fundraising event. Here's how the judging will take place according to press notes: "Local food-savvy judges will rate mac-n-cheese from the 30 participating restaurants, and attendees also will have a chance to vote for a people’s-choice award. In addition, 10 reader-finalists will be invited to bring their version of mac-n-cheese to compete for awards from the judges."

The Albany Marriott is located at 189 Wolf Road in Colonie. Only 1,600 tickets will be sold at Price Chopper Stores. After that tickets will only be available at the food banks headquarters in Latham and at the door day of the event. Those tickets will be to the later tasting at 12:30 p.m. Click here for more information.


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