Yelp Eats Iron Chef Challenge

Yelp Eats! photoI’m super excited to be a judge in the Yelp Eats Iron Chef Challenge, which is tomorrow at 7 PM at Eat Well Events and Catering in Newport. The folks at Yelp have a pretty stellar lineup, and it’s going to be fun! Here’s the list:

– Chef Matt Buschle from Virgil’s

– Chef Josh Campbell from Mayberry / The Skinny Pig

– Chef Steven Shockley, formerly of Maribelle’s Tavern
– Chef Mark Bodenstein of Parkers Blue Ash Tavern
and
– Drag Chef Extraordinaire Bella Dolce from Roxy’s

If you’re interested in attending, there is a waiting list. Check Yelp for more information on how to sign up.   This is all a kickoff to Yelp Eats Restaurant week, which offers some great deals on food.  Here is THAT list:

Yelp Eats Restaurants! (half off each item listed below)

Andy’s Mediterranean
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Hummus, Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant dip), Labneh (Greek yogurt)
Entrees: Shish Tawook, Falafel Platter, Shish Kafta
Desserts: Creampuff, Strawberry Cheesecake, Baklava

Bar 506
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Crispy Fries, Onion Rings, Lol-li-pop Wings
Entrees: Pulled Pork Nachos, BBQ Pork Sliders, Mini – Mo Sliders
After Dinner Drinks: Rosey Red Tini, Blackmaker Root Beer Float. Dragonberry Lemonade

Bella Luna Restaurant
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Mozzarella, Italian Wedding Soup, Stuffed Mushrooms
Entrees: Eggplant Pie, Lasagna, Pork Shank Osso Buco
Desserts: Tiramisu, Bread Pudding, Bellatini

Blinkers Tavern
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Crab Cake, Provolone Cheese Sticks, Calamari
Entrees: Mussels Linguini, Chicken Marsala, Salmon with Lobster Cream Sauce
Desserts: White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding, Strawberry Tiramisu, White Chocolate Mousse

Champions Grille
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Buffalo Chicken Dip, Stuffed Mushrooms, Mini Bo Burgers
Entrees: Build Your Own Burger, Champion Chicken Sandwich, Veggie Burger
Desserts: Build Your own S’mores, Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake

FB’s
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Salsa 126, Steamed Edamame, Avacado Goat Cheese Mousse
Entrees: Moracoon Bus Stop Chicken, Jumbo Lump Crab Banhmi, Smoked Salmon Flat Bread
Desserts: Strawberry Short Stack, Long Tall Blonde, Chocolate Chipotle Mousse

Great Scott Restaurant
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Pretzels and Beer Cheese, Char Grilled wings, Thai Combo Platter
Entrees: Pan Seared Walleye Almondine, Smothered Silrloin, Fresh Chicken Salad Platter
Desserts: Big Fat Chocolate Cake, Coconut Rum Runner, Rouge Dead Guy Ale

Hugo Restaurant
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Sweet Corn Fritters, Fried Green Tomatoes, Frisee Salad
Entrees: Amish Chicken Breast, Grilled Pork Loin, Roasted Salmon
Desserts: Hugo Torte, Lemon Bread, Seasonal Dessert

The Iron Horse
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Arancini, Caponata, Peruvian Ceviche
Entrees: Porkopolis, Coq Au Vin, Shrimp & Grits
Desserts: White Chocolate Creme Brulee, Cosmopolitan Martini, Madison’s Gelato Sampler

Izzy’s
– Florence (After 4pm only) (http://www.yelp.com/bi…)
– Red Bank (After 4pm only) (http://www.yelp.com/bi…)
– West Chester (After 4pm only) (http://www.yelp.com/bi…)
– Forrest Park (After 4pm only) (http://www.yelp.com/bi…)
– Anderson (After 4pm only) (http://www.yelp.com/bi…)
– Elm (After 4pm only) (http://www.yelp.com/bi…)
(Same deals for all Izzy’s)
Salads: Turkey Reuben Salad, Reuben Salad, Trio Salad
Sandwiches: Reuben, Joe Walter, Turkey Reuben
Desserts: Carrot Cake, Cheese Cake, Rice Pudding

Keystone Bar & Grill
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Chips w/ Homemade BBQ Sauce, Homemade Chili, Loaded Keystone Chips
Entrees: BB King Mac & Cheese, BBQ Quesadilla, BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger
After Dinner Drinks: Easy Living, Skinny Colada, Arnold Palmer

Lavomatic Cafe
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Goat Cheese Dumplings, Pesto Mac & Cheese, Bourbon Seared Scallops
Entrees: Jerk Chicken Breast, Cherry Smoked Pork Loin, Red Grouper
Desserts: Brownie Torte, Panna Cotta, House Martinis

Mac’s Pizza Pub
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Soft Pretzel with Beer Cheese, Nachos
Entrees: Ruben Macover, Steak Hoagie, Any Medium Specialty Pizza
After Dinner Drinks: Long Island Ice Tea, Siberian Husky, Black Widow

Maribelle’s Tavern
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps:
– 4 cheese flatbread
– Duck confit risotto
– Peach, beet and arugula salad
Entrees:
– Carolina style pork bar be que, smoked potatoes, sauteed greens
– Fresh fish feature (changes daily)
– Brie polenta with seasonal vegetables (tomatoes, asparagus, pea shoots-all climate permitting)
Desserts:
– Godiva chocolate brownie,
– Bleu cheese, cherry vanilla bread pudding
– Georgia peach cobbler

Mount Adams Pavilion
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Chips & Salsa, Hummus & Pita, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Salads: Fried Chicken Salad, House Salad
Entrees: All American Burger (with choice of beef, chicken, turkey, or black bean patty),
The Philly Steak,
Char Dog,
Pulled pork BBQ

Relish Modern Tapas
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Nine Tapas Items:
– Trio of soups
– Relish Signature Salad (for sharing),
– Trio of Empanadas
– IItalian Flatbread
– Chicken and Chorizo Paella
– Fish Tacos
– Pork Tenderloin and Chicken Pintxos
– Tres Leches
– Churros

Roxy’s Restaurant & Lounge
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Phyillis Cheese Fries, Fiesta Nachos, Hell Fire Fries
Entrees: Simple Pasta, Hell Fire Burger, Foxy Roxy Salad
Desserts: Chocolate Raspberry Martini, Root Beer Float Martini, Espresso Martini

Siam Orchid
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Spring Rolls. Chicken Satay, Steamed Dumplings
Entrees: Siam Chicken, Chicken Pad Thai, Siam Orchid Sushi Roll
Desserts: Banana Roll, Mango or Strawberry Sticky Rice, House Wine

Stone Creek Dining Company – Montgomery
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Ponzu Glazed Pork Spare Ribs, Crispy Calamari, Fresh Mozzarella
Entrees: Fish Tacos, Braised Pork Bell, Campfire Fettuccini
Desserts: Bread Pudding, Carrot Cake, Brownie Sundae

Stone Creek Dining Company – West Chester
http://www.yelp.com/bi…
Apps: Ponzu Glazed Pork Spare Ribs, Crispy Calamari, Fresh Mozzarella
Entrees: Chili Glazed Shrimp, Braised Pork Bell, Campfire Fettuccini
Desserts: Bread Pudding, Carrot Cake, Brownie Sundae



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