Twelve Iowans will compete in the Iowa Restaurant Association's 2014 Mixology Championship for the title of Iowa's top mixologist on Aug. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Americana Restaurant & Lounge. Representing Greater Des Moines are Chris Steele, of Johnny's Italian Steakhouse; Amanda Schreiber, of Creme Cupcake; and Rex Schulze, of Splash Seafood Bar & Grill. The public can attend the championship, sample all 24 competition cocktails and vote for the people's choice award winner. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets cost $30 and are available online.