V Marks the Shop will host Philly MAC-Down 2: Vegan Boogaloo, its second annual vegan mac & cheese contest. There will be food, music & more in a celebration of Philly’s vegan community. It’s all happening at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2pm.
14 competitors are in the running to be named GRAND CHAMPION.
Judging this year’s contest will be: Terry Hope Romero, Vegan Cookbookista, author of VIVA VEGAN, SALAD SAMURAI, PROTEIN NINJA and more; Paul Carmine, Co-Owner of Batter & Crumbs & VP of Operations at Frankie’s on Fairview; Leinana Two Moons, author of BACON-ISH and blogger at VeganGoodThings.com. Actor/Musician Joe Pudetti, South Philly resident, will be the event’s emcee. DJ Adam Link will be getting the crowd moving with music, inspired by the 1980s!
To add to the festivities, there will be a competitive eating contest called the MAC-Down CHOW-Down! 3 attendees will be selected to test their iron stomachs to see how much mac & cheese can be eaten in 3 minutes! Paid attendees had the opportunity to sign up to compete via V Marks the Shop’s website, and will be chosen during the first hour of the event.
Carlo Giardina, co-owner of V Marks the Shop, shares “Philly MAC-Down 2 is going to be bigger and better than Year 1. It’s going to be a party to celebrate veganism in Philly, while supporting a great organization like Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. We look forward to eating mac & cheese with everyone on Sunday!”
Attendees will get to sample & shop at our mini marketplace with vendors/sponsors: Batter & Crumbs, Eat Nice, Essentia Water, Inspired Brews and This Is Vegan Foods.
In addition, there will be goodies & raffle prizes from sponsors including: Dottie’s Donuts, The Tasty, Fante’s Kitchen Shop & more!
Philly MAC-Down 2 is open to all ages. Tickets are available online for $15.00 at http://phillymacdown.eventbrite.com. $20.00 tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Free admission for kids, aged 5 and younger. $5.00 of every ticket will benefit Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York; an organization that rescues, shelters and advocates for farm animals.