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April 15, 2019

Iowa Restaurant Association Will Name State’s Top Mixologist April 25th

April 15, 2019

Des Moines, IA – Tuesday, April 16, 2019 –The Iowa Restaurant Association will be hosting their annual State Mixology Championships at Smash Park in West Des Moines on April 25th. Competitors will create three cocktails for a panel of judges during the day and will be judged on taste, appearance, overall creativity and personality. The winner will be crowned Iowa’s Top Mixologist. A public tasting event will follow from 6-8pm. Attendees can sample the competition drinks and vote for the People’s Choice winner. Food samples will also be available and live music from Brian Congdon. Spirits will be sponsored by Sazerac Spirits and Diageo. Tickets are available at

Competing Restaurants/Bars:

Whiskey House, Ankeny
7 Hills Brewing Company, Dubuque
London Underground, Ames
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Des Moines
Jethro’s Bacon Bacon, West Des Moines
Fong’s Pizza, Cedar Rapids
Splash Seafood Bar & Grill, Des Moines
Arcadia Café, Ames
Uptown Food & Beverage Co., Ankeny



Iowa Restaurant Association
The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa’s industry with educational and promotional programs across the state.


Media Contact:
Josephine Jensen
Public Relations Specialist
Iowa Restaurant Association

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