Battle of the Chefs

ANNOUNCING:  Drew Weis of Flatted Fifth Blues and BBQ was the winner with his creation of spice rubbed pork rib-eye topped with horse-radish jelly in a bed of buttermilk mashed potatoes with homemade bacon crunch and smoked parmesan crisps!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The party begins at at 5:30 p.m. 

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Some of Eastern Iowa's best chefs will compete for your vote in IPR's Battle of the Chefs. Sample their creations, sip some craft beer and wine, Meet Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe, and enjoy music  -- the perfect happy hour (in our humble opinion)!

Participating chefs:

Drew Weis of Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ
Andy Schumacher of Cobble Hill
Monkut Sayasit of Bata's
Daniel Dennis of Lion Bridge Brewing
Markis Hobson of Zin's
Matt Georges and Pete Hartley of Greyhound Deli & Cafe
Jim Vido of Ladora Bank Bistro

Beer and Wine Vendors:

First Avenue Wine House & WineWorks
The Winery at Kirkwood
Lion Bridge Brewing Company
Backpocket Brewing
Wake Up Iowa 


Squiers Manor
Wake Up Iowa

Each ticket includes a signature taster item from each chef, a drink ticket for wine or Iowa craft beer, and access to samples from local breweries. Guests will vote to determine the evening's "favorite taste" and the winner of the 2016 Battle of the Chefs! We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets may be purchased HERE.