This is the Southland's premier food and drink battle. The Chicago area's most cutting-edge craft breweries join forces with partnering restaurants and parent cooks to create the best pint and pork pairings.

Attendees act as judges as they enjoy sampling food and drink, which are included in the ticket price. At the end, attendees cast votes for best dish, best brew and best pairing.

Come southa' 80 to the charming country village of Manhattan, IL, Pass through amber fields, and quiet, open space.

Spend the evening listening to the acoustic talents of Casey Moss.

Meet interesting people. Sample innovative pork dishes from locally-raised hogs. Enjoy Chicagoland's best brews. 

See who takes home the trophies!

Take a look at our video from 2019 to see what people think!

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The Challenge...