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July 31st is just a few days away, and Rochester, Minnesota's Chopped Local is the talk of the town. Doors at 4, event starts at 5, ends at 8, raising money for a good cause. it's awesome. Period.

Can you get tickets? Yes. Are there many left? No. Will I kick myself if I miss it? Yes and yes!

I could tell you all about every little detail, but you want to know the basics and then I hope you'll grab a ticket.

a) Master chef's are paired with local leaders.

ii) They cook a bunch of food.

3) We eat a bunch of food.

4) We raise money to throw love in the form of actual cash help to our Rochester restaurant community that's had a hard time of it thanks to Covid-19.

"Food will be provided, exclusive local merch pack, cash bar, as well as a few surprises. This event is limited to only 100 tickets. Tickets are purchased on a first come first serve basis. This event will be one you won’t want to miss, raising funds for a good cause."

Ryan Froh and Megan Kennedy stopped by the studio to talk about it. You want all the details and a LOT of silliness? Click play.

James Rabe, Megan E. Kennedy, Ryan Froh - Photo by Rabe

If you don't know about Wear Local, it's been around, but just became an official brick and mortar place earlier this month!

July is going to start off with some good news for Rochester, Minnesota! Wear Local, an apparel brand dedicated to supporting local small businesses is opening up its new location at 415 South Broadway STE 101 in downtown Rochester. Read More: Fabulous, Local Clothing Company Opening on Thursday in Rochester

PS - I get to the chatty-talking-into-a-microphone guy at Chopped Local! Very excited!

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

Listen to James Rabe Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-Noon on KROC AM 1340 and 96.9 FM and Weekdays with Jessica Williams Weekday from 6 - 10 AM on Y-105 FM

It's a whole different show than Chopped, but it's cooking, and there are people from Minnesota that've been on it, so scroll slowly and enjoy!

9 Times People from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin Were Featured on MasterChef

How many MasterChef contestants are from our neck of the woods: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa? There are actually 9 former contestants from one of those three states! Below you'll find those contestants, where they're from, and what season they were on.