News and events in dining

Mar 9, 2011 at 6:00 am

Chefs rumble in chowder throwdown for charity

More than a dozen of the area’s top chefs will compete for “Best Seafood Chowder” in Rumble on the River, a fundraiser for The Hope Center for Growth. The battle begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captains Quarters Road.

Participating chefs will represent Theatre Square Marketplace, Equus & Jack’s Lounge, NA Exchange, Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern, Captain’s Quarters, Shady Lane Cafe, Browning’s Brewery, Lilly’s, BBC Fourth Street, Zanzabar, Julep’s Catering, ACF/KY Chapter, Majid’s St. Matthews, ChickiePoo’s and Village Anchor. The event is sponsored by, Republic National Distributing Company and Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille.

Admission is $15 a person, and all proceeds from tickets, along with a portion of liquor sales, will go to Hope Center for Growth, a Louisville-based nonprofit whose mission is to maximize the complete personal potential for teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to ensure a productive, self-sufficient and fulfilling role in our community and a healthy and happy life. For tickets, go to


Author Chang-Rae and Chef Lee cook it up

Chang-Rae Lee, whose first novel, “Native Speaker,” won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in 1996, will be in Louisville this weekend to sign and talk about his latest novel, “The Surrendered.”

Perhaps of even more immediate interest to foodies, he and his friend, Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia, will highlight the presentation at Carmichael’s on Frankfort Avenue at 6 p.m. Monday with a talk about writing and cooking, with Korean-inspired nibbles provided by Lee. Preceding that event, Chang-Rae will join Chef Lee at 7 p.m. Sunday at 610 Magnolia to pursue his other passion: cooking. The two men will host a collaborative dinner with wines. The Carmichael’s event is open to the public. The Sunday dinner, with communal seating, has limited availability. Call 610 Magnolia at 636-0783 for details.