Riverfront Times' Iron Fork 2013: The Slideshow (and the Hangover)

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The crowd at Iron Fork 2013 | Jon Gitchoff
  • The crowd at Iron Fork 2013 | Jon Gitchoff

















First, a heartfelt thank you to everyone -- restaurants, bars, sponsors, ticket-buyers -- who attended last night's Iron Fork event. It was the biggest Iron Fork yet: 2,000 people trying food from some 40 restaurants, plus cocktails from the mixology-competition entrants. The lines to enter and the lines for the food and drink were long, but I hope your patience was rewarded.

Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath (106 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-307-4830) won this year's chef competition, defeating Andrew Jennrich, the chef de cuisine of Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) by a mere one point in the judges' balloting.

Kyle Mathis of Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) won the mixology competition.

Now a gallery of some of the shots you can view in the Iron Fork 2013 slideshow.

Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath (left) and Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus | Jon Gitchoff
  • Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath (left) and Andrew Jennrich of Farmhaus | Jon Gitchoff
Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath receives the Iron Fork competition grand prize as RFT editor Tom Finkel looks on approvingly. | Jon Gitchoff
  • Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath receives the Iron Fork competition grand prize as RFT editor Tom Finkel looks on approvingly. | Jon Gitchoff


































View the Riverfront Times Iron Fork 2013 slideshow.

Oxtail ragu from the Tavern Kitchen & Bar | Jon Gitchoff
  • Oxtail ragu from the Tavern Kitchen & Bar | Jon Gitchoff
A sample from Salume Beddu | Jon Gitchoff
  • A sample from Salume Beddu | Jon Gitchoff

































View the Riverfront Times Iron Fork 2013 slideshow.

The mixology competition at Iron Fork | Jon Gitchoff
  • The mixology competition at Iron Fork | Jon Gitchoff
The mixology judges at Iron Fork | Jon Gitchoff
  • The mixology judges at Iron Fork | Jon Gitchoff

































View the Riverfront Times Iron Fork 2013 slideshow.

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