For the 3rd year, join festival favorite the final heat after a grueling late-night preliminary round (Friday at 10:30pm) where three chefs battled it out for a coveted chance to compete against the reigning champion in this event. On Saturday morning, Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly defends his 2014 title in front of a panel of judges including first ever Waffle House Smackdown Winner and Master Blaster, Chef Mike Lata, on Saturday morning!

Enjoy a Bloody Mary bar and Waffle House menu favorites while Bon Appétit Restaurant Editor and Waffle House devotee Andrew Knowlton serves as host and referee. Guest judges from Charleston City Paper and Charleston’s local Waffle House will help determine who is worthy of this year’s Master Blaster Award. Don’t miss out on the final excitement!