The 6th annual Flavor of the North event at RROCC in Eveleth, participating area restaurants will prepare their best menu item and demonstrate their finest food, atmosphere and customer service to event guests. Throughout the evening, attendees will vote for their favorite food in three categories: "Best Appetizer", "Best Entree" and "Best Dessert" - by secret ballot. The event will include with the announcement of the "Best of the Best" award, determined by the most ballots received by a participating restaurant.
In addition to savoring the finest cuisine across the Iron Range, those attending will enjoy a variety of wine and beer tastings along with a silent and live auction.
All event proceeds will support the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota's "Buddy Backpack Program" which provides supplemental backpacks full of nutritious, child-friendly food to at-risk youth each Friday or weekend break they head home from school. Currently, 638 children throughout Minnesota's Iron Range schools are benefiting from this program.