If you've been paying attention, you already know the time and date and place: Wed., April 27, 7 p.m., at the historic Paramount Theatre.
The wise among you have already cleared your calendars, bought your tickets, and started letting out your best party pants. But one thing that's been a complete mystery until now? Who will be the chefs battling to the death in this year's culinary Thunderdome (otherwise known as the Voracious Tasting Chef Showdown)?
Actually, I guess "newcomer" might not be the right word here. I mean, for starters, Yang and her husband/partner Seif Chirchi have been around the Seattle scene for quite some time. With two successful restaurants currently operating, they know which end of the knife is the pointy one.
Oh, and then there was that time that Yang competed on Iron Chef America . . .
Yeah, that's right. Yang has already been up on the big stage, throwing down against the likes of Jose Garces. And while she and Chirchi didn't win their battle, they came close, so I'm thinking that our somewhat smaller and more modest stage at the Paramount might be just the place for her to avenge herself on young Mr. Caswell--already a veteran in his own right, having handed chef Jason Stratton his ass during last year's competition.
So what I'm saying is that this year's contest (which, not for nothing, is going to be emceed by none other than Tom Douglas) is shaping up to be a good one. And if you want to see it live, you're going to have to score yourself some tickets.
Which can be done right here, for the low, low price of just $35 (which basically includes all the food you can stuff down your neck, and the booze to wash it down).
Do it now. You'll thank me later. After you sober up, of course.