Citywide 86’d Competitors Announced

Citywide 86’d is upon us again, and the competing restaurants have been selected.

Uchiko Austin hosted an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres prior to a discussion panel featuring Philip Speer and Tyson Cole of Uchi and St. Philip, David Bull of Congress and Second Bar and Kitchen, Diane Dixon of Keeper Collection LLC, Cathleen Berdan of The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas, Carla Williams of The Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, and 2013’s Citywide 86’d champion, John Hajash.

Selected competitors will be competing for a chance to stage at a restaurant that will be determined in the coming months – giving them the opportunity to learn from some of the most esteemed members of the culinary world.

More than anything else, the panel stressed the importance of the competition was the camaraderie that it promotes amongst those competing. Citywide 86’d “builds morale – it builds creativity,” as stated by Congress’ own, David Bull.


Citywide 86’d “builds morale – it builds creativity,”

From the prize pot of John Hajash, 2013’s champion, this year’s competing restaurants were selected. The competition will play out in a series of preliminary rounds, each featuring four different restaurants. From these preliminary rounds, one winner and one runner-up will then compete in the final Citywide 86’d competition.

The preliminary competitors and their respective rounds are as follows

Round One
Foreign & Domestic

Round two
Barley Swine
Odd Duck
Olive and June

Round Three
La condesa

Round Four
Swift’s Attic
Cafe Josie

With all of the culinary genius that will be contributing, you certainly will not want to miss out on Citywide 86’d 2014.

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