Charlotte, NC

Tailgate Throwdown

Four famed chefs compete for best game-day recipe


Four of the South’s most seasoned chefs go head-to-head in a tailgate recipe throwdown ahead of the 2022 Duke’s Mayo Classic.

Passionate college football fans and foodies alike are invited to Merchant & Trade’s rooftop bar to cheer for their favorite game-day appetizer while enjoying skyline views, creative cocktails and good music.

The winning chef receives the ultimate prize: a golden jar of Duke’s Mayo.