Aspen chows down on mac and cheese
A report from the Aspen Mac & Cheese Festival by Janet Urquhart for The Aspen Times
Aspen celebrated macaroni and cheese in all its gooey goodness Saturday, consuming thousands of pounds of the ultimate comfort food before crowning local restaurant Rustique the competition winner.
The inaugural Aspen Mac & Cheese Festival drew hundreds of eager mac and cheese fans to a block of Hopkins Avenue on a perfect fall afternoon. Organizer Keith Bulicz, city of Aspen recreation supervisor, vowed the event would return next year after Saturday's crowd wildly exceeded his expectations.
He ordered 10,000 small biodegradable cups in which to serve up samples, and 3,000 tiny “sporks” (diners were each handed one of the biodegradable utensils and expected to use it repeatedly). An hour into the two-hour serving frenzy, the event had run out of both.
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