Set amidst the Royal Oak Music Theatre at the stroke of six on Thursday, December 12th, a few of Detroit’s legendary chefs will demonstrate their culinary prowess with a soulful classic: MACARONI & CHEESE. We’re talking about the kings of mac, the cheese to our macaroni, the crème de la crème, the pioneers of comfort foods including macaroni mavens:
- Beans and Cornbread
- Forest Grill
- Rattlesnake Club
- Cliff Bells
- Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez!
- McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar
- Dino’s Lounge
- Cacao Tree
- Market Basket of Franklin
- Detroit Vegan Soul
Participating restaurants will compete in one or both mac and cheese categories— Traditional with a Twist and the Specialty category, including gluten-free, veggie or vegan mac and cheese, doubling the cheezy competition categories from last year. The People’s Choice Award will also be given to the mac and cheese crowd favorite.
Christy McDonald, Emmy award winning Detroit news anchor and reporter, will emcee the event featuring an all-star line-up of local celebrity judges and entertainment from Detroit R&B band The Infatuations.
This year, vendors including
- Ethel’s Edibles
- Slow Jams
- Just Baked
- Peteet’s Cheesecake
- Treat Dreams
- Sahara Restaurant
- Chazzano Coffee
- The Imperial
An exclusive VIP Party, catered by The Melting Pot and hosted by Gnyp from 93.9 The River, will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Royal Oak Music Theatre’s upper level. The Motown Macdown will also include a silent auction for guests including signed sports memorabilia, with all proceeds benefiting Justin’s Vision.
Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased here or calling the Royal Oak Music Theatre at 248-399-2980. Early bird tickets are available through November 15th for $25 each. VIP tickets can be purchased for $75 each. Additionally, guests can purchase tickets at the door for $40 each.
We look forward to seeing you on December 12th!
Wanna check out our first annual Motown Macdown video? Here tis: