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.