Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Capital Center to host latest mac-and-cheese event

Map shows location of the new Capital Center facility.

If last Saturday's Mac & Cheese Bowl that drew about 2,000 people to Siena College wasn't enough, the "Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest" might fill that craving.

The 2nd annual event that celebrates the return of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) men's and women's college basketball championship tournament to the Times Union Center, will be held nearby from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the new Capital Center in downtown Albany on Friday, March 3.

Tickets, priced from $8 to $10 and covering 10 tastings of any combination of mac-'n'-cheese or craft beer, may be purchased online.

Among food purveyors supplying the samples:
  • Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen
  • Ama Cocina
  • Angelo’s 677 Prime
  • Capitol Melts Grilled Cheese CafĂ©
  • Cider Belly Doughnuts
  • The City Beer Hall
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Druthers Brewing Company
  • The Hollow Bar & Kitchen
  • Parish Public House
  • Public House 42
  • Wellington’s
And, among the craft beer suppliers:
  • Brewery Ommegang
  • Brown’s Brewing Company
  • Ithaca Beer Company
  • Saranac Brewery
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Times Union Hope Fund which serves children in need throughout the Capital Region.

The Albany Capital Center is located at 55 Eagle Street, Parking options include 67 Howard Street, the Renaissance parking garage, or on-street parking.

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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