Iron Fork

Behold: the Final Restaurant Line-Up for Iron Fork 2018

This guy at Iron Fork 2017 knows what we're talking about.
This guy at Iron Fork 2017 knows what we're talking about. Alison McLean
We're less than two weeks away from one of the biggest Dallas food events of the year: Iron Fork, which pairs unlimited food samples from dozens of Dallas' best restaurants with ample booze and a live cooking challenge that pits two Dallas chefs against one another in front of a live audience. This year's Iron Fork takes over Centennial Hall at Fair Park from 7-10 p.m. April 25.

VIP tickets (which get you into the event an hour early to beat the crowds) are selling out quickly, but whether you're going full VIP or just eating your heart out with general admission tickets, snag yours soon — ticket prices increase the day of the event.

Tickets to the event include unlimited food samples, wine/cocktail/beer sampling and plenty more goodies to keep you knee-deep in Dallas food and drink.

The final list of participating restaurants is out, and it's a good one:

Arepa, TX
Asian Mint
Avoca Coffee
Chennai Cafe
Cuban Dulceria International Bakery
Dallas Caramel Company
Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard
El Come Taco
Empire Baking Company
Fresh Art Foodie
Frost Gelato
Gather Kitchen
Go Loco Street Tacos & Burritos
Hash House a Go Go
Hutchins BBQ
Isabelly's Chocolates & Sweet Treats
Luck
Meso Maya
Mozzarella Co.
Norma's Cafe
One90 Smoked Meats
Paul Martin's American Grill
Pollo Campero
Pudding on Smiles
Sandwich Hag
Scardello Artisan Cheese
Snappy Salads
Sundown at Granada
Terra Mediterranean
Tortaco
Unrefined Bakery
XO Coffee

Check out Iron Fork's website for more details.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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