After hosting a potluck chili contest and a chocolate-chip cookie bakeoff, Mr. Beery’s (2645 Mall Dr., Sarasota, 343-2854, mrbeeryssrq.com) keeps the comfort food coming with this weekend’s “Not Yo Mama’s Mac n’ Cheese.”
Make your best version of this comfort food classic, pack it in a slow-cooker and head to the Gulf Gate craft beer bar on Saturday to see how it stands up. Registration is between 3 and 4 p.m., tasting begins at 4 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 5:30 p.m. Local celebrities will judge the main competition, but there will also be a “Mac n’ Cheese For The People Award” for the most popular dish.
Registration costs $5 and you’ll need enough mac to be sampled by approximately 50 people. It should be ready to serve when you arrive. If you just want to taste, that’s $5 as well. And, despite the beer bar locale, this is a family-friendly event.