Tonight: Mac & Beer Fest In Collingswood

Follow the instructions for the lightened-up baked mac and cheese, and pair it with the prescribed spinach salad and—BOOM—a mac and cheese salad on your plate. Genius? We think so.

Sure, you’ve had lobster mac n’ cheese and mac n’ cheese with pancetta, but have you tried Mexican mac n’ cheese? Or Greek mac n’ cheese? Didn’t think so.

But you can change that tonight by going to the Mac & Beer fest at the Grand Ballroom in Collingswood. The fest, which runs 5-9 pm, benefits the Collingswood Foundation for the Arts, who manage the ballroom and the Scottish Rite Auditorium and Grand Ballroom, and the Crossroads Programs, which helps a abused, abandoned, homeless and at-risk young people. So yes, it’s for a good cause.

Around a dozen indie restaurants and breweries from South Jersey will be bringing their suds and their A-game macs and cheeses for an all-you-can eat sampling (tickets $35). Chefs from places like Blueplate, Pop Shop and The Tortilla Press will compete for prizes. “We have Italian mac and cheese, Mexican, Indian, Greek, Middle Eastern and traditional American,” Crossroads CEO Michael Snyder wrote in a press release.

To reserve tickets, call 856-858-1000, ext. 210. Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Mac & Beer Fest [Official]