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Food Fight: In this Corner, Top Fort Collins Chef…

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Six all star local chefs square up for Battle of the Burners

Two words every kid dreams about, but doesn’t dare shout or follow through on: FOOD FIGHT! I admit, I dreamed about yelling this in the lunch room of my elementary school. I also dreamed about starting the chaos and then stealing my classmate’s pudding pie. She knew we all coveted the desserts she got in her lunch and she’d eat them slow and deliberately to make us suffer. Really, I was a good kid, I just had a sweet tooth.

This weekend, a grown up version of the food fight pits six of the best local chefs against each other. Don’t expect to see flying banana peels. Instead of tossing food, these culinary warriors will whip up three courses of absolute yumminess.

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ll recognize this palate-pleasing event as the now annual Battle of the Burners. It’s all part of the Homegrown Fort Collins, a month-long celebration of locally-grown food. Each chef will create a course using locally sourced foods and attendees will sample and vote on all the cuisines. So come hungry! And thirsty – since CooperSmith’s, Equinox, New Belgium and Odell will be serving up local brews to complement the food.

Check out this fun video that previews the competition:

The Talent

Reasons to Attend Battle of the Burners on Saturday

Here are my unofficial reasons why you should come out see this epic battle and taste the fruits of these top chefs’ labors:

  1. It offers all of the adrenaline of a real live food fight, without the mess and you actually get to eat the food.
  2. For the same price of one night out, sample cuisine from five top restaurants and a celebrated personal chef, with a variety of local brews.
  3. Meet the Beet Street bloggers!
  4. You get to watch someone else do all the work: I love to cook, but let’s face it, it’s so much better when someone else does the work and you can just sit back and enjoy the food.
  5. Local food, local beer, local food, local beer… need I same more?

Hope to see our readers this weekend at Battle of the Burners. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The chefs face off at the Historic Fort Collins Masonic Temple at 5:30 on Saturday.

Written by TanyaFlynn

September 21st, 2010 at 8:52 am

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  1. […] To learn more and to find who is participating, read this Beet Street Blog Post written by Tanya Flynn. […]

  2. Can’t find a place to purchase a ticket. Why can’t there just be a simple phone number to call?

    Delia Story

    25 Sep 10 at 7:03 am

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