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'Shroom Throwdown @ Vic & Anthony's

Houston Chowhounds

Monday, February 1, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)

'Shroom Throwdown @ Vic & Anthony's

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Foodie Ticket Ended $30.00 $1.74
Industry Ticket Ended $30.00 $1.74
Comped ticket   more info Ended $30.00 $1.74

Event Details

Be a part of the another exciting Houston Chowhound Chef Throwdown! 

Local star chefs will be competing against each other to win the title of 'Shroom Throwdown (STD) Champion.  Whose 'Shroom dish will reign supreme?  Houston Chowhounds will competing in an amateur chef Battle Rice Casserole Potluck Throwdown.   This competition will be judged by competing chefs in the STD.

Event Schedule

4:30 PM  Chefs arrive

 5:00 PM  Doors open

 6:00 PM  Battle Rice Casserole Potluck Judging by 'Shroom TD chefs

 6:00 PM  'Shroom TD Judging by Panel of Judges

 9:15 PM  Winners announced   


‘Shroom Throwdown Competing Chefs:

  1. Mark Cox - Executive chef of Mark’s
  2. Robert Del Grande – Executive chef/owner of RDG
  3. David Grossman - Executive chef/partner of Branch Water Tavern
  4. Grant Hunter - Executive chef of Brenner’s on the Bayou
  5. Michael Kramer - Executive chef of Voice  *Previous TD champion*
  6. Rebecca Masson - Pastry chef
  7. Carlos Rodriguez - Concept chef of Vic & Anthony’s
  8. Chris Shepherd – Executive chef/partner of Catalan
  9. Cunninghame West - Executive chef of Valentino Vinbar
  10. LJ Wiley - Executive chef/partner of Yelapa Mexicana


Eat.  Food for the patron buffet will provided by competing chefs and our host, Vic & Anthony's.  Competing chefs will be bringing buffet-friendly versions of their mushroom dishes for the audience.


Drink. Enjoy sponsored cocktails by Hudson Ferus Vodka and Bacardi Rum. Cash bars will be available for beer, wine, and other cocktails. The main bar will be equipped to take credit cards and a mobile wine bar will except cash only, however we recommend bringing cash. 


A limited number of souvenir 'Shroom Throwdown t-shirts will be sold at the event for $12 ($15 for XXL). Cash only.  Guarantee your shirt by pre-purchasing it here.

Cookbooks containing all 'Shroom and Rice Casserole recipes will be sold at the event with 100% of proceeds benefitting Recipe for Success.  Pre-purchase your cookbook at a discount here. Or bring cash to purchase it at the event. 



Many thanks to our sponsors:

South Mill, Hudson Ferus Vodka, & Bacardi Rum


For official event details and guidelines, visit the Houston Chowhounds website.

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Have questions about 'Shroom Throwdown @ Vic & Anthony's? Contact Houston Chowhounds

When & Where

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
1510 Texas St.
Houston, TX 77002

Monday, February 1, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)

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