City House chef/owner and perennial James Beard Award nominee Tandy Wilson is set to battle on the upcoming second season of Esquire TV's Knife Fight, the network's cooking competition show hosted by LA chef Ilan Hall. And who might Wilson be pitted against in this epic face-off? None other than Memphis-based chef Kelly English, who runs Restaurant Iris and recently opened The Second Line.
The show, which "pits two chefs in a head-to-head cooking battle at host Ilan Hall's Los Angeles restaurant The Gorbals," has gotten a major upgrade for the new season, with other familiar names such as Chris Shepherd, Kevin Gillespie, Tim Love and Charles Phan competing. And in an interview with Eater National, Hall makes it clear that the competition is all for fun, saying that "[they] have a combination of Michelin star [owners], James Beard Award-winners, Food & Wine Best New Chefs, and still the only prize is a shitty knife." The new season premieres on Tuesday, April 15, so be sure to check local listings for this Tennessee showdown.
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