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Matt White, from left, Katherine Ross and Tina and Sam Governale at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Matt White, from left, Katherine Ross and Tina and Sam Governale. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Susie Jimenez at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Susie Jimenez. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Billy Gibbons at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Billy Gibbons. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Tom and Marta Mohan, from left, and Kathryn and Peter Moore at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Tom and Marta Mohan, from left, and Kathryn and Peter Moore. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
The crowd at the Curry Crawl May 2014
The crowd at Curry Crawl. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Simon Miller and Erika Fenton at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Simon Miller and Erika Fenton. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Seena Patel and Wayne Lilly at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Seena Patel and Wayne Lilly. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Sara Litton and John Almy at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Sara Litton and John Almy. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Matthew Pak with winning dish at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Matthew Pak with winning dish. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Randy and Marilyn Smith at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Randy and Marilyn Smith. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Lion Dancer performers with chef at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Lion dancer. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Raiya Young, left, and Jaime Ratliff at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Raiya Young, left, and Jaime Ratliff. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Mary and Chris Stockton at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Mary and Chris Stockton. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Camille Falisse and John LeDuff at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Camille Falisse and John LeDuff. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Gina Dube, left, and Natalie Dang at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Gina Dube, left, and Natalie Dang. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Chloe Montz, from left, with Anthony and Dominique Montz at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Chloe Montz, from left, with Anthony and Dominique Montz. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Anne Lee, left, and Sandy Tran at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Anne Lee, left, and Sandy Tran. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Alex and Katie Kakhnovets at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Alex and Katie Kakhnovets. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Adela Uchida, left, and Ruchee Mukerjee at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Adela Uchida, left, and Ruchee Mukherjee. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Anjali Khawaja at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Anjali Khawaja. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Jonathan Sugaui, left, and Robert Tierjina at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Jonathan Sugaui, left, and Robert Tijerina. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Matt White, from left, Katherine Ross and Tina and Sam Governale at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Susie Jimenez at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Billy Gibbons at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Tom and Marta Mohan, from left, and Kathryn and Peter Moore at the Curry Crawl May 2014
The crowd at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Simon Miller and Erika Fenton at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Seena Patel and Wayne Lilly at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Sara Litton and John Almy at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Matthew Pak with winning dish at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Randy and Marilyn Smith at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Lion Dancer performers with chef at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Raiya Young, left, and Jaime Ratliff at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Mary and Chris Stockton at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Camille Falisse and John LeDuff at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Gina Dube, left, and Natalie Dang at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Chloe Montz, from left, with Anthony and Dominique Montz at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Anne Lee, left, and Sandy Tran at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Alex and Katie Kakhnovets at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Adela Uchida, left, and Ruchee Mukerjee at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Anjali Khawaja at the Curry Crawl May 2014
Jonathan Sugaui, left, and Robert Tierjina at the Curry Crawl May 2014

What: The third annual Curry Crawl.

Where: Straits Restaurant in CityCentre.

The 411: Straits chef John Sikhattana hosted the benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that featured not only spicy fare from competing chefs but also a handful of hottie guests including ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, KHOU Channel 11 news anchor Lily Jang and LLS Man of the Year candidate Sam Governale, Fleming's operating partner.

Top tier food trucks and up-and-coming restaurants participated in the curry cook-off. Golden Grille food truck chef Matthew Pak took first place with his Curry Carnitas Grilled Cheese comprised of curry braised pork shoulder, smoked gouda, homemade pickles and apple jam. The people's choice award went to celebrity chef Susie Jimenez of Trenza with her Lamb Vindaloo Tostada with fennel cabbage slaw and chard tomatillo sauce.

Who: Risking their tastebuds were guests including Tina Governale, Matt White, Robert Tijerina, Kevin Bryant, Simon Miller, Erika Fenton, Marilyn and Randy Smith, Camille Falisse and John LeDuff and Katie and Alex Kakhnovets.

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