Editors' pick

Brainfood Grill-Off

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Editorial Review

This "Iron Chef"-style event gets nine teams -- made up of five average-joe grillers, a local chef and a graduate of one of Brainfood's cooking programs for high school students -- to square off over open flames. Chefs like Daniel Giusti from 1789, Shannon Overmiller from The Majestic and Jonathan Krinn and Jon Mathieson from Inox will be participating, but this year's star may very well be Granville Moore's Teddy Folkman, who graces the small screen in this season of "The Next Food Network Star." Folkman will also be donating his services to the event's live auction; win this prize and he'll cook at your house. Guests to the event drink from an open bar and nibble on catered food and dishes from the grills. Tickets are $75, and all of the proceeds from ticket sales go to Brainfood's programs, which teach area high school students life skills like time management, leadership and responsibility by teaching them how to cook.

-- Julia Beizer (GOG Blog, May 28, 2009)