Will Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen make an appearance? Chicken Dance!
Fried chicken is one of the greatest dishes ever created; it's a challenge to both the home cook as well as the professional chef. Every culture more or less follows the basic recipe with some different spices and side dishes, but in the end we all have high expectations of golden, well-seasoned skin clinging to tender, juicy meat dripping dripping all over our fingers.
The Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival is one of the best food events in L.A., and the chefs will all be in Tony Robbins mode, because on one wants to make mediocre fried chicken. Take a look at who will be plating today.
A list of the esteemed fryers:
Susan Feniger, STREET – “Top Chef: Masters” Season 2, Champion’s Round
David LeFevre, Fishing With Dynamite + M.B. Post – 2012 James Beard Awards, Best New Restaurant Semifinalist
Daniel Mattern & Roxana Jullapat, Cooks County - #1 Best New Restaurant, Los Angeles Magazine’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2012
Jason Neroni, Superba Snack Bar – Los Angeles Magazine’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2012
Bryant Ng, The Spice Table – 2012 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef
Chris Oh, Seoul Sausage - Winner of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” Season 3
Matt Poley, Heirloom LA - Best of LA, Los Angeles Magazine 2011
Eduardo Ruiz, Corazon y Miel – Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants
Ernesto Uchimura, Plan Check Bar - “Chef of the Year” Los Angeles Magazine 2012
Ricardo Zarate, Mo-chica, Paiche + Picca - 2011 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams and Sugarbloom Bakery are providing dessert, and DJ Bryan Davidson is playing a set throughout the event.
Sponsors: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will be pouring three craft beers throughout the event: Union Jack, Pale 31, and Solace. Uber is offering festival guests a free ride valued at up to $20 for first time users.
Charity: A portion of proceeds from the Food GPS Fried Chicken Festival will directly benefit My Friend’s Place; a Hollywood-based charity dedicated to assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.