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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Iron Fork 2014: The Menu

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Gogi bowl spicy pork from Seoul Taco at Iron Fork 2013. | Jon Gitchoff

Iron Fork is tomorrow night(!), and we can barely contain ourselves. We hand-picked 39 of the best restaurants in St. Louis, and they'll all be in one place for one night only. Iron Fork will have everything from chicken liver pâté to khao soi noodle soup. Check out the full menu after the jump.

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The Chefs of Iron Fork 2014: Brian Coltrain, Element

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Brian Coltrain at Table. | Jennifer Silverberg

Iron Fork 2014 is only days away, and one of the best parts (besides all that food) is the chef competition. Four local chefs at the top of their game will cook their hearts out live, onstage, with a mystery ingredient. Only one will be declared the winner.

Last year, Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath took top honors, and he'll be returning to defend his title. But he'll be meeting three young challengers in the ballroom at the Union Station Hotel on March 20.

The youngest challenger this year is Brian Coltrain of Element (1419 Carroll Street; 314-241-1674).

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The Full List of Iron Fork 2014 Participants Plus $5 Off Your Ticket

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Iron Fork 2013. | Jon Gitchoff

Iron Fork is just over a week away, and we are looking out for you, loyal Gut Check readers. Not only have we finalized the list of participating restaurants and competing chefs, but we have a special deal for you.

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The Chefs of Iron Fork 2014: John Perkins, Juniper

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       Chef John Perkins at Juniper. | Jennifer Silverberg

Iron Fork 2014 is only a few weeks away, and one of the best parts (besides all that food) is the chef competition. Four local chefs at the top of their game will cook their hearts out live, onstage, with a mystery ingredient. Only one will be declared the winner.

Last year, Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath took top honors, and he'll be returning to defend his title. But he'll be meeting three young challengers in the ballroom at the Union Station Hotel on March 20.

Second in our series is pop-up wunderkind John Perkins of Juniper (360 North Boyle Avenue; 314-329-7696).

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The Chefs of Iron Fork 2014: Colleen Clawson, Standard Fare

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       Colleen Clawson, of Standard Fare. | Colleen Clawson

Iron Fork 2014 is only a few weeks away, and one of the best parts (besides all that food) is the chef competition. Four local chefs at the top of their game will cook their hearts out live, onstage, with a mystery ingredient. Only one will be declared the winner.

Last year, Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath took top honors, and he'll be returning to defend his title. But he'll be meeting three young challengers in the ballroom at the Union Station Hotel on March 20.

Let's get to know our worthy contenders, shall we? First up, Colleen Clawson of the forthcoming restaurant Standard Fare on Cherokee Street.

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The Restaurants and Competitors of Iron Fork 2014 -- So Far

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       Can Juniper's John Perkins best all others at Iron Fork? | Jennifer Silverberg

Iron Fork, our annual celebration of St. Louis food, is only weeks away. We're lining up some of the best restaurants and chefs in town for your eating pleasure. The Gut Check editorial staff has personally picked the participants and competitors, and we wanted to give y'all the first look at who's already coming.

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