Celebrate Melted Cheese!

Quesoff benefits Central Texas Food Bank, today at The Mohawk, 1-4pm

Almost as hotly contested as its life partner, salsa, there’s no one way to make delicious queso. It’s many things to many people, but pretty much everyone can agree that melted cheese is a beautiful thing.

2016 Quesoff at The Mohawk (Courtesy of Quesoff)

And Saturday is a perfect day for stuffing yourself full of the most wonderful dip in the world, especially when there are more than 35 versions in one location. The 2018 edition of Quesoff, a celebration of all things melted cheese, will take place at The Mohawk today, Saturday, August 25th.

Restaurants, top chefs, home cooks, neighbors, brothers, and sisters will go head to head to determine the best queso in four categories: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card. A Best in Show will also be awarded to the overall top queso dish. (Bonus: The big winner will be invited to participate in San Antonio's premiere queso competition this year – Queso Meltdown on November 10.)

Poster by Kayla Dockery

This year's teams include past winners Frank, Cheesus and the Austin Facial Hair Club; plus many other local eateries and businesses: Dai Due, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Central Standard, Il Brutto, Fresa's, Better Half, Scholz Garten, Trudy's, Pelóns, Mama Fu's, Austin Daily Press, Jo's Downtown, Posse East, Kesos Taco House, Counterfeit Queso, Asador Mexican BBQ, Austin's Pizza, and more.

Competition judges this year are Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Loro, Hot Luck Fest), LeighAnn Bakunas (YETI), Kristen Kish (Arlo Grey at The LINE Austin), Mariam Parker (Austin Food & Wine Alliance), and Matthew Odam (Austin-American Statesman).

Once again, Quesoff benefits the Central Texas Food Bank, and entry will be free with a donation of two canned goods or a $2 donation per person. DJ Johnny Hottub is playing the tunes and bags of chips will be available for $5. For more info see the Quesoff Facebook page here.

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