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.
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 St. Paul Grill
Blackeye Roasting Co.
Sweet Science Ice Cream
Red Table Meats
Red Stag Supper Club
Lyn 65 Restaurant & Bar
Blue Fox Bar & Grill
Rare Steak & Sushi
Amy's Cupcake Shoppe
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 Cafe Minnesota
$100 Red Cow
$50 Legacy Chocolates
$50 Pimento Kitchen
$50 Rare Steak & Sushi
$50 Red Wagon Pizza
Total prize value: over $450