Casseroles, turkey sandwiches and gravy pasta are all fine dishes for the post-Thanksgiving creations that we might have on Friday night, but when Houston's top chefs are involved, the holiday's leftovers are bound to be more creative. The Falliday Leftover Throwdown, to be held at Winter Street Studios, will be a pre-Thanksgiving feast involving post-Thanksgiving fare. It will be hosted by Immersioncy PR's Dutch Small plus an assemblage of local chefs coming together to compete for a worthy cause. The event will feature top talent from Uchi, Underbelly, Boheme, Triniti, Goro & Gun, Beaver's, Cove, Prego, Roost, Lowbrow, Brooklyn Athletic Club, Phoenicia, Latin Bites, Roost, Eatsie Boys, L'Olivier and other restaurants that are still signing up to participate. Small's last major event, the Ramen Challenge at IKEA, included rules saying that the dish had to be cheap and easy to prepare; this event's main rule is that at least eighty percent of the dish must be comprised of Thanksgiving leftovers. The idea? To honor the recipient of this event's proceeds: The Orange Show, a local art organization that challenges Houstonians to be creative. Which likely means that this art-meets-food event will be even more exciting and visually impacting than other recent food competitions.
The chefs will compete for the Golden Gobbler Turkey Trophy, plus, bragging rights for beating out that impressive list of Houston chefs. Guests will benefit from creative and delicious bites, and will likely be inspired to make good use of this year's Thanksgiving leftovers. Since this event is ticketed and the cost is $65 to attend, it should mean a better experience for guests. The price of admission will grant you access to enjoy 18 courses, drinks, a vote for the guest-elected winner and chatting with the creative forces behind the event. Tickets can be purchased here. If you can't join the official November 27 event that begins at 2 p.m., hit up the pre-party and the after-party celebrations.
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