Kiss My Grits mixes comfort foods & fighting cancer with celebrity chefs & MattSchaub thrown in
Whether you like them cheesy, buttery, served with shrimp or catfish, grits are the comfort food of the moment, gaining momentum so that it's only a matter of time until they wage an epic war with macaroni and cheese for supremacy.
So with this in mind, Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) is organizing a new event as part of its 10th anniversary. Kiss My Grits: A Gulf Coast throwdown is a new culinary competition that will pit Houston's best chefs against one another to create the best version of the Southern classic while raising money for The Methodist Hospital Foundation and MD Anderson Cancer Center - Esophageal Cancer Research.
An all-star lineup of Houston chefs are participating, including Randy Evans of Haven, Beaver's Jonathan Jones, Jamie Zelko of Zelko Bistro, Elouise Adams of Ouisie's Table, Cinq's Jeramie Robison, Randy Rucker of Bootsie’s, Cyclone Anaya's Jason Gould, Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi and Seth Siegel-Gardner of Kata Robata and Pesce's Mark Holley.
A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges to include Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, Houston Chronicle food writer Greg Morago and this writer.
Kiss My Grits will take place April 21 at Winter Street Studios. Tickets are $65 and include food and drinks from Saint Arnold Brewery, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Savvy Vodka, and Pura Vida Tequila.