Menu of Menus® and Iron Fork 2015: A New Challenger!

See this smile? It's the same one chef Kevin Naderi will be wearing if he takes home the Iron Fork for the fourth year in a row. Who can stop him? One chef has taken on the challenge.
See this smile? It's the same one chef Kevin Naderi will be wearing if he takes home the Iron Fork for the fourth year in a row. Who can stop him? One chef has taken on the challenge.
Photo by Phaedra Cook

The chef-owner of Roost and Lillo & Ella has won every single Iron Fork competition at Menu of Menus since its inception in 2012. Is he unbeatable?

Well, one notable chef doesn't think so, as he has stepped up to take his turn at trying to remove Kevin Naderi from the Iron Fork throne. Who is this new contender?  

It is none other than Randy Rucker of forthcoming restaurant Bramble. That's right: the chef who received national food accolades for his work at Bootsie's has stepped up to the plate.

In addition to seeing how this competition goes, some great bites await Menu of Menus attendees this year. The lineup is already shaping up to be unique and exciting with several restaurants participating for the first time, including Pi Pizza Truck (a prior Best Of Houston winner), Songkran Thai (recently included on our Top 25 New Restaurants of 2014 list) and Urban Kitchen from the Memorial area. Eculent is coming all the way from Kemah and Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood is going to show us how they do it in Galveston.

There will be cool, creamy delights to savor too, as some of the city's best frozen dessert shops will be there. Participants include Fat Cat Creamery, Sweet Cup Gelato, Carey's Frozen Delights and Café Dolce Gelato.

Kevin Naderi of Roost, Randy Evans of Southern Son consulting and Kevin Bryant of Eleven: Eleven at Menu of Menus 2014.
Kevin Naderi of Roost, Randy Evans of Southern Son consulting and Kevin Bryant of Eleven: Eleven at Menu of Menus 2014.
Photo by Marco Torres

And those are just a few of the places who will be at Menu of Menus this year. Here's the lineup of restaurants confirmed so far in alphabetical order. If you received an invitation letter or would otherwise like to participate, email molly.dunn@houstonpress.com.

  • Pollo Tropical
  • Ragu & Pesto
  • Maine-ly Sandwiches
  • Latin Bites
  • Eculent
  • Garson
  • Pi Pizza Truck
  • Fat Cat Creamery
  • Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood
  • Urban Kitchen
  • Sweet Cup Gelato
  • Verts Kebap
  • Songkran Thai Kitchen
  • Carey's Frozen Delights
  • Mia Bella
  • Radical Eats
  • Cafe Dolce Gelato
  • Frenchy's Chicken

Menu of Menus will be at Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver, from 7-10 p.m. on March 31.Tickets are still on sale at Early Bird prices, but only until March 2 at 11:59 p.m. That's less than two weeks away, so for the best prices, don't dawdle! General admission is $40 until then; VIP is $80.

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