WestSide Throwdown Draws Big Names, Small Crowd

Host Beau MacMillan was in fine spirits -- or shall we say, in the fine spirits -- last night at the inaugural WestSide Throwdown culinary challenge at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria. The event was bizarre. Attendance was spotty, and everyone (even the host) seemed to have tapped into the free margaritas and tequila a little too much.

"If you have a party and there's Harleys, there's margaritas, there's chicken wings... you know good things are going to happen. Or illegal things," quipped host Beau MacMillan, Iron Chef winner and co-star of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America. MacMillan even made several references to hot girls and breasts during the show ("If you don't like Double D's, I don't know what's wrong with you," he joked after spotting the D'Licious Dishes "I heart DD's" t-shirts). 

Not that we here at New Times have anything against a good T&A reference, but it's unusual to hear one at a cooking competition. Then again, this was no ordinary culinary event...

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Wynter Holden
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