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Join Us For The First Annual Iron Fork!

Presented by:

Creative Loafing and Sysco are proud to present the first annual Iron Fork!

Come support the Charlotte culinary scene as 5 of the Queen City's top executive chefs, as voted on by you, will compete in an on-site chef challenge to win the Golden Fork award.

While the chefs are slicing and dicing, your ticket admits you to food sampling from area restaurants including:

Whisky River - The Peculiar Rabbit - Villa Antonio's - Salts of the Earth

And 3 drink tickets for National Bohemian Beer, cocktails from Four Roses Bourbon and Wine... and yes, additional drink tickets can be purchased!

Tickets are $25 and are limited! Get them fast as the price goes up to $35 on April 10.

Click HERE to purchase your tickets to Iron Fork!

Guests will enjoy samplings of cuisine, cocktails and entertainment at this year's cutting edge event. Act quick — only 500 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are $25 until April 9th - prices go up to $35 on April 10th. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Your ticket admits you to food tasting from Charlotte-area restaurants, 3 drink tickets (valid for wine, craft beer, cocktails or non-alcoholic) and entertainment for the evening. Proceeds from this event benefit the Ace & TJ's Grin Kids.

When? Wednesday, April 17. 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Where? Centerstage@Noda, 2315 N. Davidson St.

How much? $25 until April 9; prices go up to $35 on April 10. (Please note: Ticket sales final. No refunds will be given.)

Emcee for the evening: Wilson, from Wilson's World on FOX Charlotte.

Please note: This is a 21 & up event.


The COMPETING CHEFS (in no particular order)


Chef Nicolas Daniels of Wooden Vine



Chef Luca Annunziata of Passion 8



Chef Zack Gadberry of Vivace



Chef Geoff Bragg of Peculiar Rabbit



Chef Troy Gagliardo of FOX Charlotte


Purchase tickets HERE.




Much love to this year's chosen judges: Clarke Allen, event planner and owner of "Clarke Allen Designs"; Vani Hari, better known to the world as Food Babe; Yankee Pete from the Ace & TJ Show; and Kim Lawson, CL's managing editor/resident bad-ass.



Many thanks to our sponsors:


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  • Jinny La B.

    I am super excited about going! I had two more friends who wanted to go but tkts were sold out already :-(

    April 17, 2013

    • GoodEatsGuru-Richard G.

      See you there...I will be at Taste of the Nation for a little bit and heading over there.

      April 17, 2013

    • Jinny La B.

      Didn't get to see you... it was a packed house, huh?

      April 18, 2013

  • Taneshia P.

    I didn't realize it went till 10 a little late for my daughter on a school night.

    April 16, 2013

  • Esther

    What a great way to highlight current and upcoming Charlotte chefs! I hope this Iron Chef" event becomes yearly because there are a lot of good eclectic chefs waiting to be discovered. :-) i hope I can bring my son!

    March 28, 2013

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