• Did Someone Say Mac 'N Cheese?

    Time to warm up and as Cleveland's top thirty restaurants throw down for the ultimate title in comfort food. Three local celebrity judges and YOU will decide who ultimately gets the title of Cleveland’s “Best Mac 'n' Cheese” at The SMART Local 33 Mac 'n' Cheese Throwdown going down on Saturday, February 29 at Cleveland Public Auditorium, the ultimate comfort food festival, presented by Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4 Kids) .

     

    The Mac 'n' Cheese Throwdown celebrates the rise of the Cleveland food scene, highlighting numerous Cleveland restaurants. The Mac 'n' Cheese Throwdown also is a fundraiser for W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.

  • Judges

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    Judge #1

    Andrew Zelman

    Cleveland Scene Magazine

     

    Andrew Zelman is the Publisher of Cleveland Scene Magazine, now in it's 49th year covering arts, dining, music, culture and news in the Cleveland area. Zelman and his wife Shannon have a three-year-old son and an one-year-old son, both of whom love Mac and Cheese.

    Judge #2

    Monica Robins
    WKYC-TV Sr. Health Correspondent

    Monica Robins is an Emmy award winning reporter well known as one of Northeast Ohio’s most reliable sources for health news. As Senior Health Correspondent, Monica has the ability to take even the most complicated medical procedure and make it understandable and relatable to viewers. Her stories are often broadcast nationally at other NBC and Tegna/Gannett stations.
     
    Whenever she can find spare time, Monica and her Great Pyrenees, Fergus, are certified by Therapy Dogs International and volunteer bringing emotional support to patients in local nursing homes.

    Judge #3

    Anthony Scolaro

    Executive Chef,

    Trio/111 Bistro

    For the past four years, Scolaro has been working to elevate the culinary scene in Medina, where he and his partners run the popular One Eleven Bistro (2736 Medina Rd., 330-952-1122). His goal when opening the business, he told me, was to bring a little taste of Cleveland to his hometown city. With Trio (2661 W. 14th St., 216-952-7035), a modern American bistro, the chef hopes to push his culinary game a little farther.

    People's Choice Judge

    YOU!

     
     
    Text to Vote! It's as easy as 1-2-3!
     
    1. Text MAC to a five digit number to be provided closer to the event.
    2. Click the survey link to vote for your choice for Best Mac!       
    3.  Click Submit!
    Voting opens when doors open and closes promptly at 3:00pm
  • Vote for People's Choice!

    Text to Vote! It's as easy as 1-2-3!

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    Text

    Text MAC to a five digit number to be provided closer to the event.

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    Click the survey link to vote for your choice for Best Mac!

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    Choose your favorite and click "Submit"!

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