Great Decatur Grilled Cheese Off Sept. 10

Five restaurants will battle for grilled cheese supremacy and raise money for SkaterAid.

Chefs from five Atlanta restaurants -- , , H. Harper Station, Victory Sandwich, and Empire State South -- will go spatula to spatula Monday, Sept. 10, for the Great Decatur Grilled Cheese Off.

The event has already sold out, though organizers are taking names for a waiting list in case of any last-minute dropouts. Tickets are $55 each and the action begins at 6 p.m. in the Brick Store Pub in Decatur.

Proceeds , an organization that benefits the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.

Chefs will choose beers from local craft breweries and pair them with grilled cheese sandwiches.

Organizers say the winner of the judges' panel will "take home a grilled cheese totem made by local artist Tom Wrenn to display in their restaurant for the year. There's also a people's choice award, which all attendees get to vote on. We call it the People's Cheese, and that prize is a ridiculous wrestling belt made from stinky cheese cloth and bedazzles."

To get on the waiting list, email grilledcheeseoff@gmail.com.

The breweries are Heavy Seas, Bells, New Belgium, Terrapin and Sierra Nevada.

The judges are Tim Gaddis of Star Provisions, Andy Gonzales of , Bob Sandage of the Wrecking Bar and Tami Hardeman of Running With Tweezers.


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