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This Year's Iron Fork Lineup Might Be the Best One Yet

Iron Fork is the perfect opportunity to watch a cooking challenge while stuffing yourself stupid with food and drink.
Iron Fork is the perfect opportunity to watch a cooking challenge while stuffing yourself stupid with food and drink.
Alison McLean

On April 25, more than two dozen Dallas restaurants will converge on Centennial Hall at Fair Park for Iron Fork, a foodie extravaganza with seemingly endless food samples, beer/wine/cocktail tastings and a live chef competition that will pit two Dallasites against one another in real time. We just got a peek at this year's lineup (with more to come), and it may be one of the best Iron Fork rosters yet:

Arepa TX
Asian Mint
Avoca Coffee
Cuban Dulceria International Bakery
Dot's Hop House
El Come Taco
Empire Baking Company
Gather Kitchen
Hash House a Go Go
Hutchins BBQ
Luck
Meso Maya
Mozzarella Co.
Norma's Cafe
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Pollo Campero
Pudding on Smiles
Sandwich Hag
Snappy Salads
Sundown at Granada
Terra Mediterranean
Tortaco
Unrefined Bakery
XO Coffee


Fusion arepas from Royal Lane's fun new Arepa TX; tasty Cuban pastries from Cuban Dulceria; tacos from El Come, one of the city's best taquerias; meaty Hutchins BBQ; bites from Cedars banh mi hot spot Sandwich Hag — that's a lot of goodness in one night.

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If you have yet to snag tickets to this year's event, you'd better do it soon. Right now, tickets for general admission are $35 and VIP are $65. On Friday, March 16, those prices increase to $45 and $75. If you're on the fence about which to buy, keep in mind that VIP tickets get you into the event an hour early (gotta beat those lines, baby) and include complimentary valet before 6:30 p.m.

Get on it, Dallas. Find more information on Iron Fork's website.

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