The Rusty’s Mac N’ Cheese Smackdown brings together the Tri-State’s top local chefs showcasing their signature Mac & Cheese Recipes, along with samplings of special spirits. The event will attract FOODIES from the local community.
NATIONAL MAC N CHEESE DAY
5:30pm to 8:30pm
This year’s location is Sponsored by the Newport Syndicate.
“Mac” your calendars! Mac n’ Cheese lovers rejoice! Your dreams have come true! Can you think of any better way to spend the day than trying different variations of mac n cheese?
Experience gourmet, chef-inspired twists on your childhood favorite.
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE, MAC & CHEESE SMACKDOWN!
Northern Kentucky, the gloves are off as the Tri-State’s most talented chefs go head-to-head in a CHEESY-SMACKDOWN! You decide who will be named the MAC & CHEESE CHAMPION by People’s Choice Voting live at the event.
Join us on Thursday, July 14, 2022, for the Rusty’s Mac n’ Cheese Annual Smackdown and get your taste on! This event has limited tickets so don’t wait to get your tickets. All ages are invited.
Rusty’s Mac n Cheese Smackdown PROUDLY SUPPORTS SAAP BY DONATING A PORTION OF TICKET SALES FROM Rusty’s Smackdown LLC.
SAAP’s purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes.
Virtually all the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They’ve been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. We’ve even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away.
Rescued animals often make the best pets. Pets from Stray Rescue seem to understand that they have a second lease on life. In return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.
18 East 5th Street Newport, Kentucky 41071
Meet Rusty, a brother to 7 siblings and a friend to many more. Rusty had a love for animals and mischief! Rusty was born on July 14, 1966 on National Macaroni and Cheese Day! Although he left us at a young age, we still cherish many fun stories from his time here on earth.
This event was created in his honor by his little sister, Mary. We hope that you create some cherished stories and memories with your family and friends at the Rusty’s Mac n Cheese Smackdown!!
In honor of America’s Cheesiest holiday, facts about the Mac!
The true origins of the dish are somewhat of a mystery, but it’s believed to have been introduced to northern Europe in the late 1700s. The first documented recipe for mac n cheese was written down in 1769.
Thomas Jefferson was thought to be the first to introduce macaroni to America after falling in love with the dish on a trip to Paris, but he reportedly used the word “macaroni” as a general term for pasta.
In the depths of the great depression, classic Kraft boxed mac n cheese was introduced to the public. The main sales pitch was that you could feed a family of four for 19 cents.
Over the years, the dish has been reinvented with healthy substitutes and additions such as cauliflower, butternut squash and bolder flavors.