The Trinity Groves Fork Fight Competition is Heating Up
If you haven’t ventured over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge yet, you now have a really good reason to do it! In September, about a dozen new shops and restaurants will begin opening as they make their debut in Phil Romano and company’s commercial real estate/restaurant incubator venture project.
Between now and then, to give the hungry public a taste of what’s to come, Trinity Groves has cooked up a bracket-style competition where eight new restaurants will compete against each other and the guests get to decide who wins by voting with their forks! The winning restaurant will face-off in Round 8 against culinary godmother, Chef Sharon Van Meter, owner of 3015 at Trinity Groves event space (where the events are being held) for the finale on August 29th.
This is your opportunity to be the first to see what each new restaurant will soon have to offer early this Fall. The first round was held on July 10th and ended with, Souk narrowly beating rival Casa Rubio.
On Thursday, July 18th, the 3015 at Trinity Groves event space will heat up again as Round 2 of Fork Fight kicks off. This time, Kitchen LTO’s first chef, Norman Grimm, will compete against Uno Immanivong of Chino Chinatown. You may recognize Uno from ABC’s chef/reality competition The Taste, where she was mentored by Anthony Bourdain. It should be an interesting battle, given Norman Grimm has worked under and was mentored by another famous chef, Traci Des Jardins of Jardinière, a French influenced California fine-dining restaurant and the highly regarded chef, Sharon Hage, formerly of York Street in Dallas, TX.
Casie Caldwell, Owner of Kitchen LTO, is so excited about the competition next week that she even wrote a song called “Goin’ Down to the Fork Fight” that is featured in this smack talk video:
In response to Kitchen LTO’s video, Uno Imannivong of Chino Chinatown released this video from her “publicist,” a.k.a. her adorable daughter, Emma:
Here’s how each Fork Fight will go down:
Each fight is $75 which includes cocktails, two appetizers, two salads, two entrees, and two desserts, one from each competitor. You will not leave hungry!
Each Fork Fight will be is a seated dinner with four courses from each chef (eight courses total), an open bar (cocktails and wine) and all service and gratuities are included for just $75/person or $500 for table that seats eight people!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., when cocktails are served. The seated dinner begins promptly at 7:45 p.m.
Each week, the restaurants compete, a winner is chosen by the public and that restaurant moves on to the next round to face-off a different restaurant each week.
The Fork Fight full line-up is scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, July 10: Round 1 with SOUK vs. Casa Rubia Winner SOUK!
Thursday, July 18: Round 2 with Kitchen LTO vs. Chino Chinatown
Thursday, July 25: Round 3 with Amber Jax vs. Saint Rocco
Thursday, August 1: Round 4 with LUCK vs. Resto Gastro Bistro
Thursday, August 8: Round 5 with winners of Round 1 – SOUK and Round 2
Thursday, August 15: Round 6 with winners of Round 3 and Round 4
Thursday, August 22: Round 7 with winners of Round 5 and Round 6
Thursday, August 29: Final round with Sharon Van Meter vs. winner of Round 7
You can purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com “Fork Fight” or just click the image above and it will take you to the ticket page.