Tastiest-Looking Food Porn From Iron Fork 2015

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Three Flags Tavern chef Scott Davis won the chef's competition at Iron Fork 2015. | Micah Usher

We may be a little biased, but Iron Fork 2015 was a smashing success. Dozens of our favorite restaurants brought their A-game to feed the masses. Layla's Tony Saputo got creative and beat out six other bartenders in the mixology competition, while Three Flags Tavern's Scott Davis had the winning plate in the chef's competition. Check out our complete slideshow from the night, and let us know what your favorite dish was in the comments.

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See You Tonight at Iron Fork 2015

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Chefs Brian Coltrain and John Perkins toast with the secret ingredient, Stella Artois, at Iron Fork 2014. | Micah Usher

Our night is finally here! The event has once again sold out, but we hope we'll see you tonight at the ninth annual Iron Fork. Gut Check hand-selected dozens of restaurants to join us for your culinary pleasure. There will also be a chef competition judged by RFT restaurant critic Cheryl Baehr and a mixology competition.

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Pappy's, Mission Taco, Pastaria and More in Final Iron Fork Lineup

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Ribs and a slider from the Shaved Duck at Iron Fork 2013. | Jon Gitchoff

Iron Fork 2015 is so close we can (almost) taste it. We've got the final lineup of the most delicious restaurants in St. Louis, plus a chef competition of epic proportions. It's going to be a great time full of food, drink and live music. Continue on for all the details and to get your tickets.

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Cassy Vires, Rick Lewis and More to Face Off at Iron Fork 2015

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Chef Cassy Vires, left, will defend Juniper's title against Rick Lewis, right, plus Heather Stone and Justin McMillen. | Jennifer Silverberg/Cheryl Baehr

Iron Fork 2015 is less than one month away -- needless to say, we're getting pretty excited. Besides the endless food tastings, one of our favorite parts of the event is the chefs' competition. Last year, John Perkins of Juniper came out victorious. This year, he's sending his new executive chef Cassy Vires to defend the title.

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Iron Fork 2015 Tickets On Sale Now

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Chef Ed Heath, with RFT editor-in-chief Chad Garrison, presents his dish to the judges at Iron Fork 2014. | Micah Usher

Iron Fork 2015 is coming up soon, and tickets are officially on sale. This year's event is April 2 at the Union Station Hotel (1 St. Louis Union Station; 314-621-5262), with dozens of local restaurants and a chef competition sponsored by Whole Foods. The past two years have sold out, so you should hop to it.

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Three Flags, Pappy's, Quincy Street Bistro and More Join Iron Fork 2015

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Seared sea scallops with minted pea pesto, applewood smoked bacon and micro red amranth from Central Table Food Hall at last year's event. | Micah Usher

It's almost that time of year again, when the best restaurants in St. Louis can be found in one place for your culinary pleasure. Iron Fork 2015, our ninth annual event, will be April 2 at the Union Station Hotel (1 St. Louis Union Station; 314-621-5262). More good news: we've got a pre-sale for our loyal readers.

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Harvest Wins People's Choice Vote at Iron Fork 2014

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Satisfied diners at Iron Fork 2014. | Micah Usher

There were 39 topnotch restaurants at Iron Fork last week, armed with samples of everything from spicy savory doughnuts to lobster risotto. There were nearly 2,000 people at the sold-out event. Guests texted their votes to pick the Bite of the Night. And the winner is...

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John Perkins Takes the Title at Iron Fork 2014

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Chefs Brian Coltrain and John Perkins cheers with the secret ingredient, Stella Artois. | Micah Usher

One of the best parts of Iron Fork is the competition. Chefs and bartenders from some of our favorite restaurants battled for supremacy. Returning champ Ed Heath of Cleveland Heath took on challengers John Perkins of Juniper, Colleen Clawson of Standard Fare and Brian Coltrain of Element. The competitors had to create a dish featuring beef liver and were given the secret ingredient, Stella Artois, right before the competition began.

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The Food of Iron Fork 2014

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Cake pops from Nadoz Bakery. | Micah Usher

Last night's sold-out Iron Fork event was, of course, filled with tons of yummy treats. 39 of the best restaurants in St. Louis brought their A-game. We ate (almost) everything, so we'll be doing double-duty at the gym this afternoon. In case you missed it, we rounded up some drool-worthy photos of the delicious offerings. You can check out the full Iron Fork slideshow here.

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Iron Fork 2014 Cocktail Competition: Bartenders Battle for Supremacy

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Taste's Kyle Mathis at Iron Fork 2013. | Jon Gitchoff

The central event at Iron Fork is the chef competition, but there's a cocktail competition, too. And the best part is, you get to try all the cocktails! Six bartenders will battle two at a time and make their cocktails in front of the judges, but there are also premade batches for guests.

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