comment

; Do you ever wish Alton Brown could tell you why your pinot noir tastes different than a Bordeaux? Do you sigh at your morning cornflakes, wondering what Iron Chef Morimoto would create with them? Would you rather watch The Naked Chef than see one? You, my friend, are a member of the Food Network Nation, and you need to get off your couch.

;; No better reason than this food fight for charity, in which three chefs (Kevin Fonzo of K, Brandon McGlamery of Luma on Park and Laird "Duffy" Boles of the Beacon) from three Orlando neighborhoods (College Park, Winter Park, Thornton Park) will wage a good-natured war for the title of … best Park? Whatever. Each chef will be given four California wines around which to plan a few appetizers (and organizers promise the nibbles will be forthcoming throughout the afternoon). At 3, sommeliers will contend in a blind tasting. And at 4, Iron Chef: Orlando Battle will commence; the chefs will cook competitively, using a mystery ingredient revealed just 20 minutes earlier — celebrity judges choose the winner at 4:40. Proceeds from a silent auction will go to local charities. Come hungry. (2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Beacon, 100 S. Eola Drive; $30; 407-841-5544)


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.