The central event at Iron Fork is the chef competition, but there's a cocktail competition, too. And the best part is, you get to try all the cocktails! Six bartenders will battle two at a time and make their cocktails in front of the judges, but there are also premade batches for guests.
See also: Iron Fork 2014: The Menu
Competitors will be judged on presentation, originality, taste and product knowledge. If there's a tie, the remaining bartenders will create a second drink to be judged. The winner gets a stay at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel and four Cardinals tickets. You can catch the bartenders at 8 p.m. in the middle of the Regency ballroom.
The participating bartenders are Chris Wheeler of Prasino; Keyan Still of Sanctuaria; Dustin Parres of Gamlin Whiskey House; Keeley McGrew and Miles Ray of HandleBar; and Brittany Van Hook of Table Three.
Get your tickets for Iron Fork here until 3 p.m. -- there won't be any tickets at the door, so get 'em while you can.
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