Caramelpalooza Winners to be Announced Monday

Big, chewy thanks to the chefs who came out last night to make our first Chow Bella event -- Caramelpalooza,co-sponsored by Smeeks -- a sweet success. (And showers of caramels on the fine folks from Smeeks, who worked so hard to help us make it all happen.)

We'll announce the winners Monday here on Chow Bella. Meantime, we'd love to hear what you thought. Did you have a favorite caramel last night? Do tell. 

Stay tuned for a slideshow, and, later in the week, more detailed coverage from one of our judges, "Battle of the Dishes'" own Wynter Holden. 

Now go brush your teeth. 

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