Chicken Fried Steak Showdown at Black Jack

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Pearl Dive
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What are you doing Sunday? Watching a bunch of chefs in DC throw down and eating chicken fried steak, that’s what.

This coming Sunday, Barbara and Jeff Black, along with Nycci and David Nellis of Foodie & The Beast radio show, are hosting a chicken fried steak showdown at Black Jack. You’ll watch Jeff Black, Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, Scott Drewno of The Source, Adam Sobel of Bourbon Steak and Victor Albisu, formerly the executive chef of BLT Steak, all go head to head in the kitchen. Don’t arrive peckish–in addition to the chicken fried steak, you’ll also get a sampling of some of Pearl Dive’s brunch dishes, such as the eggs pontchartrain, po’ boys, pastries and cocktails from mixologist brothers, Ari and Micah Wilder. When all is said and done the judges panel of Tim Carman of The Washington Post, Jeff Dufour of Urban Daddy and David Hagedorn of The Washington Post/Washington Flyer, will declare a winner.

Tickets are $35 at the door, not including tax and gratuity. The chicken fried steak showdown goes from  from 10:30 AM til 1:30 PM.

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at)

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