Cleveland January 06, 2019
The Mac And Cheese Extravaganza In Cleveland That You Won’t Want To Miss
Cheese is a food that many have found themselves helplessly hooked on. Why? Well, cheese contains casein, a molecule that is broken down into casomorphins that the brain processes in the same way it processes opiates. In other words, cheese actually
is somewhat addictive. It’s certainly the tastiest addiction we can think of! It’s the perfect topping for pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and just about everything else imaginable. If you’re a Cleveland-area native, you’re about to find yourself immersed in a world of cheesy goodness very soon.
If you're a lover of all things mac and cheese, your dream event is right around the corner.
The upcoming Mac 'N Cheese Throwdown combines mac and cheese, booze, music, and other incredible festivities in one of Cleveland's most recognizable landmarks.
The event takes place on Saturday, February 23 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Public Hall, which will be transformed as local restaurants fill its rooms and corridors with an irresistible aroma as they compete for the honor of being recognized for creating the region's best mac and cheese recipe.
The unique event will put 30 of your favorite restaurants head-to-head in an intense battle to claim the title of People's Choice Mac 'N Cheese, as well as awards in categories like Classic Mac and Modern Mac.
In 2018, the People’s Choice winner was Metropolitan at the 9, the Classic Mac champion was Luxe Kitchen + Lounge, and the away for Modern Mac also went to Metropolitan at the 9. This year, the competition is fiercer than ever.
General admission to the Mac 'N Cheese Throwdown includes samples of all 30 mac and cheese recipes, plus two non-boozy drinks.
The event is kid-friendly and you can find tickets for the whole family
A number of vendors will also offer alcoholic beverages, allowing you to pair the perfect beer or cocktail with this cheesy event.
The $5 alcoholic beverages and $2 non-alcoholic drinks ensure that you won't break the bank during this heavenly experience.
Each restaurant provides samples that are truly unique, so your taste buds are in for a diverse sampling.
While traditional mac and cheese is indeed one of the most competitive categories, you'll also be treated to some creative takes on the comfort food classic as well. Whether mac is paired with fancy toppings or is presented in a non-traditional form, one can expect to experience nirvana from this dreamy festivity.
Plus, this delicious throwdown at Cleveland Public Hall raises funds for an awesome cause.
WAGS 4 Kids (Working Animals Giving Service for Kids) is one of the coolest non-profit organizations around. They provide mobility and autism service dogs to local children throughout northeast and central Ohio. In 2018, the Mac 'N Cheese Throwdown raised more than $70,000!
Prepare your taste buds, because they're about to indulge in the ultimate mac and cheese eating scene in the entire state.
February 23 is just around the corner, and this awesome event is too close to home to miss out on.
Plus, you may even discover your favorite new restaurant while you’re here.
On February 23, Public Hall – located 500 Lakeside Ave. E. – will transform into your favorite place in The Land. Who will you take to the only mac and cheese festival in Cleveland? Tag them in the comments and start planning for your tasty day!
If you can’t wait for this awesome event, you can always start celebrating early along
this epic mac and cheese trail in Cleveland.