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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good Cause, Bad Puns: Mac 'n' Cheese Battle Sparks Big Interest

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM

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It's too late to enter a recipe for SF Food Wars' August 23rd Mac Battle Royale w/ Cheese at the Stable Café (2128 Folsom at 17th St.), which was announced only yesterday. Before Food Wars closed the list, some 60 competitors -- three times as many as the Stable will hold -- had signed up. The 170 tickets ($10 each -- profits go to the San Francisco Food Bank) sold out instantly, too.

So why are we telling you about the event? Three reasons. First, SFoodie's own Tamara Palmer is one of the esteemed judges (hint: we hear she likes bacon). Second, we admire Food Wars' puns: The event starts, in wording on its Web site, "at 1 p.m. sharp (cheddar) and runs till (amook) 4 p.m."

And third, there's always next time -- follow SF Food Wars on Twitter and Facebook to learn about future wars. Jeannie Choe, who self-describes as SF Food Wars' gatekeeper, told us they're definitely planning more Battle Royales, and said she was delighted and overwhelmed by the instantaneous response. "I was afraid nobody would sign up," she said.

The next war will be announced at the mac 'n' cheese event. But we hear it'll be suh-weet!

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