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Vegan Mac 'n Cheese Smackdown

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Bmore Vegan and PEP Foods are running the Vegan Mac 'n Cheese SMACKDOWN in Baltimore on this Saturday, February 20th.

Proceeds will support PEP Foods’ work to make vegan living affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of income.

They are still taking registrations for chef contestants until the end of the day Monday, Feb 15. $25 to enter as a chef. Do you make the best vegan mac 'n cheese? Register as a chef contestant! Chefs must register by close-of business on Monday February, 15th!!! Prizes include trophies, T-shirts and other merchandise, gift cards for local vegan businesses, and serious bragging rights. Categories are: People’s Choice, Best Overall Mac ‘n Cheese (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), Best Gluten-Free Mac ‘n Cheese, Best “From Scratch” Mac ‘n Cheese, Most Like Grandma’s Mac ‘n Cheese, Best Decorated Table. And there's also supposed to be a whole foods/healthier category.

You can register as a chef or attendee. Or you can volunteer and get free entrance to sample the mac and cheese entries.

Preregister to attend as an attendee ($10 online/$15 at the door) or enter the competition at Kids

5 and under attend for FREE.

To Volunteer: Contact [masked] if you want to volunteer, and tell them Jason sent you. They need people for 3 shifts: 2-4pm, 4-6pm, 6-8pm. You can do 1 or more shifts. And they especially need people for the 6-8pm shift. I'll be volunteering throughout the day because I love what both of these groups do, and some of the PEP Foods folks run the Vegan Living Program in Baltimore which got me to go vegan last year.

Whether you like it velvety smooth and saucy, or baked with bread crumbly goodness on top, come on out to taste them all and cast your vote in this 100% vegan cook-off. I will be there volunteering throughout the day.

Other food items from PEP Foods will be available, as well as a variety of beverages, including juice boxes for kids.

And tell your friends about the event, which is a great way to get non-vegans curious, by sharing the Facebook event and inviting them:

Parking is on the street, or in a few lots nearby (1 only takes coins). Be aware of meters. There is a metered lot at 1130 Hollins Street, 2 blocks from the Urban Business Center. It fits 30 to 40 cars. And there is a HUGE paid LOT at 1 North Poppleton, 4 blocks from the space and fits MANY cars (its a university lot). Not sure about parking? The #1, #10 and #20 bus lines all come VERY close, if not within a block. And you can always UBER or LYFT going to and from the event, if you don't want to dealing with parking. Carpools are always a fab idea - ride together with friends, if you can!