Menu of Menus

Introducing the Dueling Chefs for the 2017 Menu of Menus Iron Fork Competition

Photo by Chuck Cook Photography

On Tuesday, April 4, Houston food fanatics will come together for one of the tastiest nights of the year, the 15th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza. Guests will enjoy tastings from more than 40 local restaurants, alongside wine, beer and cocktail samplings from 7 to 10 p.m. at Silver Street Station. 

The event also features the 6th Annual Iron Fork Chef Competition, presented by Whole Foods Market and moderated by none other than retired Iron Fork champ and Roost restaurateur Kevin Naderi.  So who will be taking on defending Iron Fork champ and Southern Goods chef Lyle Bento in a head-to-head cooking competition in front of some 2,000 guests, you ask? That will be Gary Ly of Underbelly. It's sure to be quite the match, as Lyle Bento is himself an Underbelly alum. The winning chef will receive the "Iron Fork" award and bragging rights for next year.

As for tickets, you'll want to go ahead and get those now — $45 for general admission or $85 for VIP with early entry, available via — because the price increases on Friday, March 3. These are the latest restaurants you can look forward to:

  • Alma Latina
  • Boheme
  • Doc's Bar & Grill
  • Fadi's Mediterranean Grill
  • Fung's Kitchen
  • Garson Restaurant
  • Harold's
  • Hotel Icon
  • Italiano's Restaurant
  • Juice Girl
  • La Grange
  • Luv Me Tenders
  • My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe
  • Peli Peli
  • Pepperoni's
  • Pollo Tropical
  • Prestige Oysters
  • Radio Milano
  • Ragin Cajun
  • Simply Baked Sweets
  • SweetRide! Houston
  • Texas de Brazil
  • The Hidden Gem Diner
  • Tradição Steakhouse

Restaurants interested in participating can apply online.