The Big Cheesy Competition – January 24- 25th, 2015

Big Cheesy

No Football? No Problem: The Big Cheesy is Back!

Besides Thanksgiving turkey, there’s no more loved food event than the Big Cheesy. Six New York chefs remix the grilled cheese with embellishments like pulled pork, candied bacon, and smoked mushrooms. All the while, Goose Island pours lagers and you decide who’s best like Ramsey Michel and Anton Ego. Since 2011, NYC’s most promising foodie startups sharpen their knives here – including Melt Shop, Little Muenster, Milk Shop and Lucy’s Whey. Last year, upstart 5 Oz. Factory beat out the competition with a grilled mushroom, asparagus, provolone, brie, horseradish number. Alex Mitow’s All-American Diner took second with garlic-buttered challah, pastrami and chipotle apple aioli.

This Saturday and Sunday, from 12-7pm, the Big Cheesy descends on Openhouse 201 Mulberry St. Contenders include FAME by Alex Mitow, Sons of Essex, Hudson Common, Park Ave’s Eggs Travaganza, Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen from Prospect Heights and Queen’s Twist and Smash’d empire. Tickets are $30, time slots are one hour and the ping pong balls are the same color as cheddar, baby. GET TICKETS

Saturday and Sunday

Jan 24 and 25


$30 per ticket includes six grilled cheese tastings and two Goose Island beers. Guests vote for their favorite and crown the winner of the People’s Choice Awards. A portion of proceeds go to Food Bank for NYC.

Openhouse 201 Mulberry


Happiness, $25 and under.



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A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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