First-ever Mac and Cheese Fest coming to Dayton this weekend

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If you love mac and cheese, get ready! A new food festival dedicated to all things mac and cheese is coming to The Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Having hosted food truck rallies for the past nine years, a local food focused event is nothing new to us at The Yellow Cab,” said Brian Johnson, Yellow Cab Tavern marketing and development director, in a release. “But we’re having a lot of fun creating different specialty food fests this year. I am very excited to see all of the amazing Mac and Cheese dishes our vendors bring to the event this year!”

Organizers say there will be more than 15 local food trucks and restaurant vendors serving various versions and styles of Mac and Cheese and Mac and Cheese-inspired dishes. Some vendors will also have gluten free and vegan options.

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Confirmed vendors as of Thursday, Sept. 1 include:

- Kungfu BBQ

- Stoney’s Munchie Bar

- The Pizza Bandit


- Home Cooked Vibez

- Chef Dane

- The Drunken Waffle

- Sprouting Dreams LLC

- The Forking Pierogi

- Chicken Head’s

- More Than A Apron LLC

- Slide Thru

- Crusin’ Cuisine Food Truck & Creative Delight’s Catering

- Hot Dish: Midwestern Comfort Food

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“These specialty food festivals provide a great opportunity for our small business, food vendor partners to get creative and try out new items.” Johnson said. “Of course, I am excited to try out all of the classic Mac n’ Cheese dishes but I am also very interested in some of the more fringe offerings our vendors are talking about like Mac n’ Cheese Pierogies, Mac n’ Cheese Calzones, and more.”

The beer garden patio at The Yellow Cab Tavern will be open during the event. DJ Ike B will also be in attendance spinning his eclectic mix of party music from the 80s and 90s.

The Yellow Cab tavern recently hosted Dayton Birria Fest featuring all things Birria tacos and Birria-inspired dishes.

For more information about Dayton Mac and Cheese Fest, visit or the festival’s Facebook page.

The Yellow Cab Tavern is located at 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton.

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