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Fat Tuesday at OKRA; K&Z Gets National Love; More

Ace Gonzalez accepts her award
Ace Gonzalez accepts her award
Photo courtesy of San Pellegrino

BURGERTOWN, U.S.A.— Local deli Kenny & Ziggy's made Eater National's 25 Hottest Hamburgers in America map today. The new menu items all start with 8oz of Pat Lafrieda beef and are topped with deli staples such as corned beef and sauerkraut. [-EN-]

COMPETITIONWIRE— Congratulations to Ace Gonzalez for winning the local edition of the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chefs compeition last night at the Culinary Institute LeNotre. The student at the Culinary Institute of America's San Antonio campus impressed a panel of judges that included Uchi culinary director Philip Speer, San Antonio chef Jason Dady, Haven's Randy Evans and Jamie Zelko from Zelko Bistro with her mole pipan with pork belly. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNThe Original OKRA Charity Saloon will celebrate Fat Tuesday with the Hustlers Brass Band. A tweet promises "floats, beads and booze" starting at 8:00 p.m. The band starts around 11:00. [Twitter]

LISTICLES?— Behold! It's a list of restaurants owned or operated by alumni of St. Thomas High School. Perhaps spending four years in an all-male environment makes students ponder the ways in which life in the service industry would help them meet girls. [Houston Examiner]