“Knife Fight” chef battle returns for second season at Charro Steak

Round two. Fight! Knife Fight sharpens its blades for another season of competition in downtown Tucson.

Last modified on August 3rd, 2018 at 9:13 am

Executive Chef Gary Hickey at Charro Steak (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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Imagine the 90s video game Mortal Kombat, but minus the gore and an Iron Chef-style battle instead.

Tucson’s underground culinary competition, Knife Fight, slices back on the scene for a second season at Charro Steak from 9 – 11 p.m. on Monday, August 6.

This year’s fight will be the same — each participating chef and the Knife Fight Venue brings a secret ingredient. Each chef has 45 minutes to prepare three different dishes with one secret ingredient on each plate. Three judges will then determine a winner.

Last year’s reigning champion, Charro Steak’s Gary Hickey took home the crown after taking on other chefs in the 16-person bracket elimination.

The event is free to attend. Gift cards to local restaurants are being auctioned off throughout the night, and all proceeds will help support a local family in need.

First rounds are always fun, too, because everyone is still somewhat of a winner. Round one consists of CJ Hamm settling the score with Dominique Stoller at 9 p.m, and Izaak Morhaim taking on Eston Stogner at 10 p.m.

The rest of Tucson’s Knife Fight culinary roster will be announced soon.

Charro Steak is located at 188 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, visit Knife Fight’s Facebook Event Page

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's not eating awesome food, he likes to talk and write about it.
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