FRIDAY 9/14  

Cook's Illustrated 25th Birthday Bash

The year was 1993 ...
Meat Loaf (that’s fitting!) was atop the Billboard singles chart, The X-Files had everyone talking, Jurassic Park roared into movie theaters, and a very different cooking magazine hit newsstands. It featured an oil painting of spring produce on its cover, tips on how to zest citrus and shop for the best eggplant, a guide to breaking down poultry, and recipes for, among other things, flaky biscuits, roast chicken, and grilled pizza peppered throughout its 32 pages. It cost 4 dollars and contained no advertising.

Let’s party like it’s 1993, see how Cook’s Illustrated changed home cooking since, and what’s ahead for the next 25 years.

  • Enjoy unlimited food from Boston’s premiere chefs and mingle with them in this intimate setting
  • Sample unlimited beer, wine, and spirits
  • Birthday cake and specialty birthday cocktails
  • Meet our TV cast and test cooks and get your cookbooks and favorite Cook’s Illustrated issues signed
  • 90’s music curated by TJ the DJ
  • Hands-on brand experiences (check back for more details)
  • This event is 21+. Everyone else, join us Sunday for our Kids Fest!
     

VIP access includes one hour early entry, a VIP lounge with exclusive wine and food pairings, plus a gift bag which includes the latest ATK book!

WHEN & WHERE
FRIDAY 9/14/2018
7:30PM - 9:30PM

21 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA
 

Save more when you buy a weekend pass!

We have 3-day weekend passes, so you can make sure to go to any and
all the events you want during the Festival weekend!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Just a few of our favorite moments from last year's kick off event!

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Chefs were all very engaging and excited to talk about their creations.
— Event Attendee
 
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Taste of Innovation felt very exclusive and special—it was great being able to closely interact with ATK chefs and Boston-area chefs.
— Event Attendee

THANKS TO OUR BIRTHDAY BASH SPONSORS


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CHARITY PARTNERS


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I wear? What should I bring with me?
Friday night’s Cook’s Illustrated 25th Birthday Bash is indoors, wear whatever you like (bonus points for 90’s inspired style such as mom jeans, Doc Martens, plaid everything, fanny packs, and scrunchies). Saturday and Sunday’s events have outdoor components, so please dress according to the weather in comfortable attire.

All food and beverages are free with admission. Books and other merchandise will be available to purchase, and all major credit cards will be accepted.

There will be a coat check at Friday night’s event but not on Saturday and Sunday. We do not have storage for any large bags or luggage.

Will there be swag?
Yes! You can buy ATK cookbooks (get them signed by our cast and test cooks!), festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. There will also be be limited-edition collectables available at Friday evening’s Cook’s Illustrated Birthday Bash.

Can I buy tickets to a single event? To the whole weekend?
You can purchase single event General Admission tickets, single event VIP Admission tickets, and Weekend Passes (for extra savings). Learn more about the options here.

 

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