Battledish: St. Louis

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Advance/online sales will end at 9pm CST. Don't worry - we will be selling tickets the day of the event! Just stop by our Check In Booth at the Wild Flower Restaurant. CREDIT CARD ONLY

St. Louis has been entered in an international Battledish: a competition between chefs around the world.

Local chefs have been chosen (truly, the first challenge for this event!) to compete in Battledish: St. Louis, taking place in the Central West End this October

Read more about our chefs and their dishes on our blog!

Cafe Osage - David Kirkland, Chef

Goat Cheese Polenta Cake A rich polenta cake is topped with goat cheese and a brown butter, mushroom-sage sauce

Missing Manhattan Knob Creek Bourbon, The Big O Ginger Liquor, rosemary simple syrup, and orange bitters

Herbies - Chris Ladley, Executive Chef

Pig Head Crepinette Pig head crepinette with stone fruit, Missouri corn grits, and pork jus

The Godfather II Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Dumante pistachio liquor muddled with raw sugar, cherry and orange

Scape - Eric Kelly, Chef

Korean Pork Slider with Cucumber Kimchee Marinated brisket with spicy mayo, green onions and cucumber kimchee

Country Cider Sangria Pinot Grigio, house apple cider, club soda, ginger brandy, honey crisp apples, and D’Anjou pears

The Drunken Fish - Jason Redman, District Manager

Big-Eyed Tuna Poke Taco Big eye tuna sashimi cubes, mango slices, onion, scallions, sesame seed in house-made wonton taco, japanese napa cabbage slaw, sweet and spicy soy garlic marinade

Mango & Strawberry Swirl Freshly pureed mangoes paired with Stoli Strawberry Vodka, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water

Wild Flower - Andre Grosz, Chef de Cuisine

Wild Flower Ribeye Grilled, organic and grass-fed ribeye is topped with Madeira-soaked golden raisins and a local wild mushroom demi-glace and served with Russian fingerling potatoes and broccolini

Wild Orchid Milagro reposado, Chambord liqueur, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, egg whites, combined with a secret ingredient - a splash of a local brew

View photos of our chefs, their dishes and drinks here.

Saturday, October 5th, from 2pm-6pm, the competition grounds of the Central West End are open to the public! Vote for Most Delicious (King of Battledish), Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail, and Most Authentic. Check out all the battlegrounds and competitions at

Let the games begin! Saturday, October 5th, from 2pm-6pm, the competition grounds of the Central West End are open to the public. Foodies are invited to vote with their taste buds and try all six chef creations.

Guest media judges will also be on hand to cast their vote! Read about our judges

Culinary titles: Most Delicious (King of Battledish), Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail, Most Authentic.

What is Battledish? Battledish is the world's biggest chef competition taking place in cities around the world. Local chefs compete by presenting their creations and having the public cast their vote on who will be crowned King. Check out the latest battlegrounds and competitions at

What is the Battledish event like? Think of it as a walking adventure through CWE restaurants where chefs are waiting with their creations. At check-in, you will receive a map and a menu of the Battledish. It is then up to you to decide who to vote for. Battlegrounds are open for four hours. Everything is within walking distance.

Ticket Packages

Teaser Package: Mix and Match: $40 Try 5 chef dishes (or drinks) with this package! (each dish and drink is valued at $5 each). Includes Admission. ($45 the day of the event)

Gourmand: Chef Dishes and Drinks at all 5 Restaurants: $60 Get your belly full by trying the complete collection of 5 chef dishes and 5 drinks from all 5 chefs with this package! (each dish and drink is valued at $5 each). Includes Admission. ($70 the day of the event)

General Admission: $15 Admission only. This grants you admission to Battledish! Eat as you please with each chef dish and drink priced at only $5 the day of the event. ($20 the day of the event)

Extra Food/Drink Tickets 1 Ticket - $5, 5 Tickets - $24, 10 Tickets - $45, $20 Tickets - $85. Available the day of the event only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact: My name is Sara, your Dishcrawl Ambassador for St. Louis! You can e-mail me at

Are the dishes vegetarian friendly? Check menu for details.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. All Dishcrawl events are rain or shine.

Are tickets available day of?: Yes, see pricing above.

Are kids welcome?: Yes, we love kids! Although, participating locations have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Do kids need a general admission ticket? Yes, every child above the age of 10 needs a general admission ticket and we recommend, depending on the age of your child 2 to 4 dishes per child.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Naked Bacon - stop by their table outside The Drunken Fish for samples and enter to win 1 lb. of bacon! Take a photo of you enjoying Naked Bacon at Battledish and hashtag it on Instagram (#nakedbacon) - most awesome pic wins!

Philip Johnson Salon

Renewal by Andersen - register to win a $50 gift certificate to the Wild Flower at the Battledish Check In Booth, courtesy of Renewal by Andersen!

St. Louis Public Radio

The Big O Ginger Liquor - stop by Cafe Osage to try The Big O in their Missing Manhattan cocktail and purchase some to take home!

Haley, Valencia James, Jolijt, Collier, Delores and 110 others are attending Battledish: St. Louis

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