Posts Tagged ‘Capital Food Fight’

Catch Anthony Bourdain and Carla Hall at Capital Food Fight

The annual fundraiser for D.C. Central Kitchen is Nov. 11.

Where Did That Iguana Come From?

One of the highlights from last night's Capital Food Fight was a cook-off between celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern using iguana as an ingredient. But where did the lizard come from? None other than Victor Albisu, the former BLT Steak chef opening Taco Bamba this fall. Albisu, who worked with the event's organizers to […]

Four Memorable Moments From Capital Food Fight

Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Jose Andrés, Padma Lakshmi, and Carla Hall came together last night to host and judge DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight. The event raised $600,000 for the meal distribution and job training nonprofit, while giving everyone the chance to see their favorite chefs uncensored. If you missed it, here are some […]

The Proof Is In The Curry: Haidar Karoum Wins Capital Food Fight

Proof chef Haidar Karoum's lamb with spinach and coconut curry bested Watershed toque Todd Gray's potato latke with diced apple and ... well, something involving lamb. Honestly, it was pretty darn loud at last night's Capital Food Fight. I couldn't hear what Gray did with the lamb—and I was standing at the foot of the […]

Haidar Karoum Expects an Intense Bout at Tonight’s Capital Food Fight

Attracting a huge lunch crowd is generally a good thing for a restaurant. On Thursday afternoon, however, Haidar Karoum and his crew of cooks at Proof (City Paper's pick for D.C.'s  Best Restaurant 2011) were probably wishing things were a bit slower. Karoum and company had been planning to do a practice run in preparation […]

Food Fight! 2011 Charity Cook-Off Contestants Include Jeff Black, Todd Gray, Haidar Karoum, Brian McBride

Organizers of the annual Capital Food Fight have announced the contestants in this year's charity cook-off competition. And the gustatory gladiators are:  Jeff Black of BlackSalt, Addie’s and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace; Todd Gray of Equinox, WaterShed, and Muse at the Corcoran; Haidar Karoum from Estadio and Proof and Brian McBride from Blue Duck Tavern. An impressive lineup […]

Scenes from the 2010 Capital Food Fight

And when I say "scenes," I mean it. My crappy little video camera didn't capture the sounds well, if at all, but the final in this year's Capital Food Fight came down to a cook-off between Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Scott Drewno of The Source. The judges gushed over both plates, which […]

Food News You Can Use: The Deep-Fry Your Halloween Candy Edition

Let's get right to the news: There's a bourbon dinner going down on Oct. 26 at Fourth Estate Restaurant at 529 14th St. NW, featuring five courses and, well, bourbon. (Girl Meets Food) The Red Derby opened a roof deck over the weekend, and it looks like it even has heaters! (Prince of Petworth) The […]

Sharpen Your Knives For The Great Capital Food Fight

Can Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver finally take the top spot? Find out Nov. 11. Tickets go on sale Friday for Capital Food Fight 2010, taking place this fall at the Ronald Reagan Building. (Read Y&H's coverage of last year's food fight, including Seaver's third-straight bid to win it, here.) Like always, organizers have lined up several culinary celebs, including Tom Colicchio, Anthony […]

Scenes from the 2009 Capital Food Fight

The scene inside the Reagan Building Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver was gunning for the title for the third straight year at the 2009 Capital Food Fight, held last night inside the Reagan Building. His competition included not only last year's finalist, Peter Smith from PS 7's, but also two Top Chef contestants (Mike Isabella from […]

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