Restaurant Wars is back and bigger than before, happening this Saturday on the outfield of Avista Stadium. After the event’s inaugural run last fall significantly surpassed expectations, organizer Kris Kilduff knew he’d need to find a bigger location, offer more tickets, and add more local restaurants to the lineup. A total of 18 restaurants (compared with eight the first year) and 10 breweries are featured at the second annual tasting-style event, which offers separate tickets for three food categories: meat, veggie or gastropub rations. Individual tickets for each category allow guests sample a total of six 3- to 4-ounce small plates. Entry to the all-ages event is free; it includes a farmers market, beer garden, live music and local food trucks on site. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to pre-buy your tasting tickets (a cap of 1,000 per category are available this year) visit the Restaurant Wars website.
Sat, Sept. 30 from 2-10 pm • Free to attend; $17/tasting category • All-ages • Avista Stadium • 602 N. Havana • restaurant-wars.com
— Chey Scott