Chris Wheeler

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    John Perkins Takes the Title at Iron Fork 2014

    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 compet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014 Cocktail Competition: Bartenders Battle for Supremacy

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

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Salute American Vodka "Battle of the Bartenders" Finals Tonight at Three Sixty

    In April Gut Check talked to Emily Gifford, representative for Salute American Vodka's parent company, Better Brands BevCo., about the company's first big contest in St. Louis. Dubbed "Battle of the Bartenders," the competition kicked off its first round on Monday, April 22. Tonight the competition ... More >>