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The 10th annual Iron Fork cometh: get your tickets now!

Where are you going to be on November 5th? At the hottest party in town, that's where.

Where are you going to be on November 5th? At the hottest party in town, that's where.

Ten year anniversaries are kind of a big deal, aren't they? I mean, if it's a five year anniversary, well, that's kinda cute. Seven years? There's all that talk about itch. But by ten, you know you're solid. It's a good, even, serious, double digit number. You can put some bass in your voice when you've reached 10 years at doing something. You can go ahead and drop the mic. 

But instead of dropping the mic, we're stepping up our game, and doing Iron Fork bigger and badder than ever, with some of the finest chefs our city can boast doing what they do best— whipping out their knives machete style for a not-so-friendly battle. 

The competition: 

Joe Rolle, Il Foro

Sean Little, Red Wagon Pizza, Co.

Todd MacDonald, Parella

Kyle Bultinck, Corner Table

Patrick Atanalian, Sanctuary Restaurant

Matthew Schmidt, The Art Institutes International Minnesota

Also: top bartenders from local drinking establishments will go shaker-to-shaker for the title of 'Absolut Mixologist'. This year's bartenders are: 

Yan Rakhamimov, The Herkimer Pub and Brewery

Emily Eng, Pizza Luce

Brandon Lanier, Hammer and Sickle

Katy Lounsbury, Union

Arielle Prince-Points, Mystic Lake

Rachel Wiemann, Spring Street Tavern

The eats: 

Pinstripes

Cosmos

The St. Paul Grill

Firebox Deli

Blackeye Roasting Co.

Sweet Science Ice Cream

Sea Salt

Pizza Luce

Red Table Meats

Parella

Red Cow

Legacy Chocolates

Pimento Kitchen

Il Foro

Cafe Donuts

Red Stag Supper Club

Lyn 65 Restaurant & Bar

Blue Fox Bar & Grill

Happy Gnome

Rare Steak & Sushi

Barbette

Cafe Minnesota

Amy's Cupcake Shoppe

Breaking Bread 

The place: 

International Market Square, November 5th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Iron Fork 2014 was a sell out event and the big 10th annual celebration will be no different, you can count on it. Get your tickets now.

General admission tickets are $35 (includes food, beer, wine & liquor sampling, plus 7 p.m. event entry for the live entertainment).

VIP tickets are $55 (includes one hour early event entry from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., exclusive access to the third level for preferred seating and premium sight lines, a private cash bar for expedited service and more). 

Register here to wine a VIP prize pack which includes: 

4 VIP Tickets to Iron Fork

2 pints of ice cream from Sweet Science Ice Cream

Gift certificates to the following establishments: 

$50 Kyatchi

$50 Cafe Minnesota

$100 Red Cow

$50 Legacy Chocolates

$50 Parella

$50 Pimento Kitchen

$50 Rare Steak & Sushi

$50 Red Wagon Pizza

Total prize value: over $450