Popular Food Festival Returns to Indy

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Kimberly Williams | January 19 2018

A mix of samples from last year’s return of the mac fest (Return of the Mac Fest Facebook) (https://www.facebook.com/ROTMFest/photos/p.1999914033556289/1999914033556289/?type=1&theater)

Mac n’ cheese lovers, rejoice! Soon, you will be able to sample unlimited quantities of ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness right here in the Circle City.

For the second year in a row, Chef’s Night Off and MOKB Presents are bringing the popular Mac and Cheese Fest back to Indy on Sunday, Feb. 4th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Circle City Complex.

Last year the Mac and Cheese Fest the event sold out in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Noblesville.

ClusterTruck, Punchbowl Social, and Claddagh Irish Pub are just some of the 30 different restaurants and chefs participating in the festival, according to the Return of the Mac’s website.They will compete for votes from official judges for the grand prize from Central Restaurant Product, including a one night stay at Story Inn, and the “Golden Noodle” award.

At the end of the night attendees can vote for Yelp! Crowd Favorite through the Yelp! App.

The winning chef will receive an automatic bid to represent Indianapolis at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Ala. in November. According to the Return of the Mac’s website, 2017 Noblesville Mac Fest winner Craig Baker took home the grand prize in the “Best Chef” category.

Last year’s Golden Noodle award at Noblesville’s Mac and Cheese Fest. (Phiece Photo by Kevin G.) (https://www.facebook.com/ROTMFest/photos/a.1901778536703173.1073741832.1785166595031035/1901780340036326/?type=3&theater

Tickets for the festival are on sale now for two sessions: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to  6 p.m. General admission tickets cost $25, and $40 for VIP early entry, which gets you into the festival an hour earlier than general admission. Admission for children six and younger is free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

According to Return of the Mac’s website, VIP early entry tickets for the first session have sold out.

Each ticket includes unlimited sampling, access to beverages (with a full bar available for those 21 and older), and participation in the Yelp! Crowd vote.

Do317 is hosting the official after party for the Mac and Cheese Fest at HI-FI in Fountain Square, free with RSVP. You can find more information about the after party at Do317.com.

Whether you eat mac and cheese with a spoon or a fork, The Return of the Mac Fest will have something for everyone to enjoy.


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