This year the event has added another battle to its lineup: The first Iron Fork Competition will pit two up-and-coming local chefs, Amanda McGraw, chef de cuisine of Brasserie 19, and Kevin Naderi, chef and owner of Roost, in an Iron Chef-style cookoff. Celebrity Chef Monica Pope will moderate alongside other celebrity judges, including Special K of 104.1 KRBE.
Eating and drinking go hand in hand with merrymaking, and musical entertainers Faye Robinson & The Mid City Players will keep the party rocking all night long. Menu of Menus always donates a portion of the proceeds to a deserving charity, and this year’s beneficiary is Kids’ Meals, Inc., which delivers nutritious meals to the doors of children in need. Eating and drinking for a good cause — what better reason do you need? If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, hop to it. This has become one of the most coveted tickets in town and will certainly sell out by the night of the event. 7 to 10 p.m. Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver Street. For information, visit www.houstonpress.com. $50.
Tue., April 17, 2012