Thursday, February 2, 2012

Weekend Events February 4

Chef Brian Poe of Poe's Kitchen at The Rattlesnake.

We know ... you probably have plans for Sunday, even if they include just the halftime show. If, however, you are still looking for things to do on Saturday (in between cooking impressive game snacks or buying beer) we've got a few.

Executive Chef Brian Poe of Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will kick off “Burrito Bowl II” on Saturday afternoon from 1:00-4:00PM. This culinary competition brings together some of Boston’s best chefs to determine whose burrito creation reigns supreme. In honor of the following day’s Super Bowl XLVI, each chef will create a signature burrito reflecting the city of their favorite NFL team. Each burrito creation will be served up “bowl-style” and rated by attendees as well as special guest “referees” including: NECN’s “TV Diner” Executive Producer and Co-Host, Jenny Johnson; STUFF Magazine’s Editorial Director, Scott Kearnan; and, UrbanDaddy Boston Editor, Dan McCarthy.

Chefs in the running for ultimate burrito brilliance include: Tremont 647’s Andy Husbands (Seattle); Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake’s Brian Poe (Atlanta); Lolita’s Brian Roche (San Francisco); Olé Restaurant Group’s Erwin Ramos (Green Bay); Boloco’s Jason Hutchinson (Washington); Church’s Jon Gilman (Houston); Pigalle’s Marc Orfaly (New England); Sweet Cheeks’ Tiffani Faison (Dallas); and, “Burrito Bowl I” reigning champ José Duarte of Taranta (Pittsburgh).

We'll be there for this one, just like we were last year. Drop by and we'll take your pic with a celebrity chef!

For tickets: Burrito Bowl II

Meanwhile, across the river, Harvard Square will host its 4th Annual “Some Like it Hot Chili Cook-Off” from 1:00 – 3:00PM in front of Bob Slate’s (SO happy to have Bob Slate's still with us) at 30 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Chow down on hot, spicy, vegan and traditional chili, and more exotic samplings, including Venezuelan chili from Harvard Square’s newly-opened Orinoco and Indian chili from the Maharaja! Vote for your favorite while enjoying the infectious beats of Afro Brazil. The restaurant with the most votes will be presented with coveted Chili Pot. This free, fun pre-Super Bowl kickoff celebration is open to the public and participants include:
Crema Cafe
Fire + ice
Grafton Street
Grendel’s Den
Russell House Tavern
Uno Chicago Grill

Bertucci’s will be on hand serving their fresh, hot rolls which are always a perfect accompaniment to chili, and JP Licks and Lizzy’s Ice Cream will be dishing out chili-inspired ice cream!


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