It is time for the 11th annual World Cheese Dip Championship this Sunday from 12-4pm at the River Market Pavilions.
This year there are a number of restaurants competing for the best dip including returning champion Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro. Trying to unseat them are 14 others including Mockingbird Bar and Taco, The Grind Bistro, Lili’s Mexican Street Food, Big Whiskey, The Grind Bistro, Stoby’s, Vito & Vera, Lela’s Soulful Cuisine, Twisted Fries, Blue Coast Burrito, Purple Cow, El Terrifico, Utopia Deli, Acxiom, and Standard Computer Co. In addition to the dip, Loblolly will have their truck out sampling their cheese dip ice cream as well as their normal flavors for sell.
While the dip is always important, the most important part of Cheese Dip Championship is the benefit the event gives to Harmony Health Clinic. Harmony Health focuses on bring quality health and dental services to low income and homeless residents of the city. Through events like Cheese Dip Championship they are able to provide no cost health care to medically underserved and uninsured individuals.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids and can be purchased in advance here, or at the door. Your ticket gets you all the dip you can want, plus a drink ticket good for water, soft drink, or beer. Additional drinks are available for purchase along with various cheese dip swag.
Voting will start from a panel of judges including Chris Kennedy and Steve Shuler from here at Rock City Eats, Daron Hall from K Hall, State Representatives Denise Ennett and Ashley Hudson, food competition judging expert Dr. James Myshka, and world travel foodie Denver McCay. The event will also feature a people’s choice where all attendees can vote on the best dip.