Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Socca Chef's Dish a Favorite of Food Network

Socca Chef/Owner Roger Herring with Art Smith. (Photo: Socca)

Lakeview's cozy French-Italian bistro Socca is off to a great start in 2010.

Look for it to celebrate its fifth anniversary next month with an all-star lineup of local chefs (Rick Gresh of Primehouse, Stephanie Izard of Girl & The Goat, Bristol's Chris Pandel, to name a few). Plus, one of its dishes was anointed "one of the best things" celeb chef Art Smith (Table Fifty-Two) ever ate on the popular Food Network series, The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

Socca's signature Shrimp Pizzette. (Photo: Socca)

He gushes over the signature Shrimp Pizzette, which comes topped with heirloom tomato sauce, fontina, basil and chili pepper. The Food Network show airs at 9pm CST Feb. 5.

Get it now because once the show airs, it's gonna be crazy over there . . .

Chef Radhika Desai is a Cheeky Chick of the Year

(Photo: Radhika Desai)

Sarah Levy (Sarah's Pastries & Candies) and Top Chef alum Radhika Desai (formerly of Between Boutique Cafe and Lounge) are two of 10 fab women honored during Cheeky's annual party for the Cheeky Chicks of the Year.

The party goes down at Sunda at 8pm Friday, with passed apps, cocktails and a deejay spinning.

Single guys may want to take note: It'll be a room full of eligible and gorgeous women, so you might want to make this your first stop of the night!

$25 a person; space is limited. RSVP required at