The Scene's annual spectacle of culinary combat, Iron Fork, has a pugnacious passel of five chefs this year, including Jeremy Barlow, last year's winner.
The other fearsome contenders are (in alphabetical order): Chris Cunningham (Sunset Grill), Hal M. Holden-Bache (Eastland Cafe), Andy Hunter (Acorn) and Jason McConnell (Red Pony, Sol, 55 South).
Don't miss this terrifically fun event, which is 6-10 p.m. April 21 at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 on the day of the event and at the door.
The nonprofit beneficiaries this year are Second Harvest Food Bank and Manna-Food Security Partners.
Tickets can be purchased at www.southcomm.com/ironchef or at both Whole Foods locations and at Le Creuset in Green Hills.