Several months ago, foodie-about-town and marketing/PR agency owner Ty Largo (shown at left) challenged his friend and fellow food geek/blogger Joel LaTondress (shown below, at right, he's also known as the Yelper who incited ABC Baking Co. owner Amy Bouzaglo's epic tangent, which got Chow Bella more than 40K hits) to a friendly tennis match that inspired a cheeky post on his blog, JuxtaPalate.
All of that sweating it out on the court wasn't enough to end the beef, though. Now the two home cooks have ditched the tennis racquets and are sharpening their knives for this Saturday's Foodie Fight 2, hosted by Foodies Like Us and Arcadia Fine Wine.
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Better yet, they're both bringing good ammo for this cook-off. As their "sous chefs," LaTondress has recruited chef Matt Carter from Zinc Bistro and The Mission, while Largo has snagged chef Eugenia Theodosopoulos from Essence Bakery.
Even more luminaries are in on the action, too.
Food Network star Robin Miller will act as emcee, while the judges roster features TV personality Andi Barness and Joe Johnston of Joe's Real BBQ, Joe's Farm Grill, and Liberty Market. A third judge will be selected by raffle, and proceeds will benefit the Careers Through Culinary Arts program.
Foodie Fight 2 runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Sub Zero and Wolf Showroom, 15579 N. 83rd Way in Scottsdale. Appetizers, desserts, and wine are included in the $40 ticket price. Visit foodieslikeus.com to make reservations.