Mohawk Austin hosts annual ‘Quesoff,’ melted cheese celebration and fundraiser

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(Mowhawk Austin)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Que-so what are you doing on Saturday?

The Quesoff trophy (KXAN Photo / Russell Falcon)

If you happen to be downtown and find yourself in the mood to try no fewer than 30 different quesos, stop by Mohawk Austin from 1 to 4 p.m. for the bar’s annual Quesoff, a celebration and contest for cheese dip that benefits Central Texas Food Bank.

This year’s contest features over 30 teams competing in several categories, including meaty, spicy and veggie.

Beef tendon chicarone and queso from Uchiko (KXAN photo)

The event will include music, free sparkling water for the first 100 guests, a possible appearance by Mayor Steve Adler and $5 bags of chips which allow you to try all the participating quesos.

Entry is $3 and 100% of proceeds benefit CTFB. Mohawk Austin is located at 912 Red River Street.

KXAN photo / Russell Falcon

Around 2 p.m., the panel of judges — consisting of several notable restaurateurs from Austin — Better Half Coffee & Cocktails was named winner in the ‘Meaty’ category.

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