At what sounds like our dreams finally coming true, four Boston areas chefs will duke it out in a battle of the French fry — or as it is customarily known, a "Fry-off" -- at Somerville's The Kirkland Tap & Trotter on Jan. 31 from 2-4 p.m.. The spud showndown is part of Food Fights 3, a series of cook-offs hosted by childhood hunger-fighting non-profit, No Kid Hungry.
This year's participating chefs include and Kirkland's own Tony Maws from Craigie on Main, Sarma's Cassie Piuma, Scampo's Lydia Shire and Andy Husbands, of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel. Each chef will submit their best fry and accouterment — meaning a dipping sauce, or cheese, or braised meat, or what were we talking about? Who are you again? Right. But they're keeping pretty mum about what's in-store. According to Maws' PR team, "the sky's the limit," with the only requirement being that each chef must submit a potato-based fry. (Step off, avocado. I see you.)
The crowd and a panel of three judges will declare winners based on the best overall fry experience.
Tickets are $30, available through No Kid Hungry, include fry tastings, additional snacks and two drink tickets. The event is 21+.