Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fighting Words: Home Cooks vs. Chefs, Who Makes The Best Gumbo In Chicago?!

Photo via Oprah.com.

Uh oh. Look what Frontier's Brian Jupiter has started.

The chef, who happens to be a Bayou native, has thrown down the gauntlet to see who brings the fire when it comes to the best gumbo in the Windy City. His first-ever Gumbo Cook-Off occurs Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2pm (during the Saints vs. 49ers game) at the restaurant.

And while the likes of Hugo's Frog Bar, SmallBar and Tavern on Rush will be competing, there will be some amateur cooks in the mix as well.

To get in on the action—if you think you've got what it takes—send an email right here with your name, recipe and photo of the dish by Nov. 1. Those invited to compete will go up against some of the best chefs in the city.

The gumbo will be judged by a public vote at the event, and three winners will receive cash prizes of $500, $200 and $100 for first, second and third places. Judging will occur at halftime of the game, and winners will be announced at the end of the game (around 6pm).

In addition to tasting up to 12 varieties of gumbo that day, guests will also get to indulge in a number of food and drink specials, including $13 shrimp Po'Boys, $10 red beans and rice with grilled Andouille sausage, $9 Gumbo Ya Ya and $10 roast beef Po'Boys.

Admission is free.

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