Battledish: Memphis

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Memphis has been entered in an international Battledish: a competition between chefs around the world.

Six chefs have been chosen to compete in Battledish: Memphis this October in conjunction with the 60 other chefs competing in North America for King of Battledish.

Saturday, October 5th, from 2pm-6pm, the competition grounds of Downtown Memphis are open to the public. Foodies are invited to vote with their tastebuds and try all six chef creations.

Chefs will be creating smaller versions of their dishes priced at $5 each. Drink pairings are also available at $5. Can you dish and drink with all six chefs in four hours?

Check-in at Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk, get your tickets and map, then sample your first entries!

Culinary titles: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail, Most Authentic.

Competitors and their dishes will be revealed to the public every week here in preparation for battle day.

Chefs and Menus

Chef Daniel Cathren of Automatic Slim's, Behind the scenes

Dish: 4-Sauce Pan Seared Sesame Encrusted Tuna with Spiced Rice and Wakame

Drink 1: Muddled Mango Mojito

Drink 2: Cranberry Lemongrass Martini

Categories: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail

Chef Sam Miller of Tamp & Tap, Behind the scenes

Dish: Autumn Napoleon of Horseradish Brioche French Toast, Roasted Butternut Squash Puree, Quinoa, Heirloom Tomato Relish, Fried Shiitake and Prosciutto with Lime Chimichurri

Categories: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern

Chef Michael Patrick (Rizzo) of Rizzo's Diner Behind the scenes

Dish: Grit & Grind of Duck Confit and Goat Cheese wrapped in Grits, rolled in Panko, served over Sauteed Spinach

Drink: South Mango Mimosa

Categories: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail

Chef David Johnson of Belle Diner Behind the scenes

Dish: Braised Short Rib with Grit Cake and Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Drink: Bloody Belle

Categories: Most Delicious, Most Authentic, Best Cocktail

Chef Andrew Armstrong of Twelve Bar Behind the scenes and Mixologists Trish Luanne Sewell and Keith Evans of Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk Behind the scenes

Dish: Flammkuchen - a thin pizza dough fried in butter and topped with Gruyere, Bacon, Creme Fraiche and Sage

Drink 1: Trishalicious

Drink 2: Million Dollar Margarita

Categories: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern, Most Authentic, Best Cocktail

Chef Kaia Brewer of Lunchbox Eats Behind the scenes

Dish: Short Rib Chili - Nestled in a Buttery Cornbread Cup, this robust chili has spice from Chilies, sweetness from Cinnamon, depth of flavor from Chocolate, and body from Short Ribs

Categories: Most Delicious, Best Modern, Most Authentic

Check out the Battledish Blog for more info.

Guest judges include Thomas Robinson of Eat Local Memphis, Stacey Greenberg of the Commercial Appeal, Sophorn Kuoy of No Rococo, and more.

Check out the Judges Blog here for more info:

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Roots Memphis Farm Academy, a farmer incubator program that will create new farmers by combining sustainable agricultural education and business plan development with an incubation process that connects graduates to land, financing, and markets.

What is Battledish? Battledish is the world's biggest chef competition taking place in cities around the world. Local chefs compete by presenting their creations and having the public cast their vote on who will be crowned King. Check out the latest battlegrounds and competitions at

What is the Battledish event like? Think of it as a walking adventure through downtown restaurants where chefs are waiting with their creations. At check-in, you will receive a map and a menu of the Battledish. It is then up to you to decide who to vote for. Battlegrounds are open for four hours. Everything is within walking distance.

Ticket Packages

Teaser Package: 6 Chef Dishes: $40 Try six dishes (or drinks) with this package! (6 tickets valued at $5 each for food and/or drink). Includes Admission.

Gourmand: Chef Dishes and Drinks at all 6 Restaurants: $65 Get your belly full by trying the full collection of dishes and drinks from all six chefs with this package! (12 tickets valued at $5 each for food and/or drink) Includes Admission.

VIP: Dishes and Drinks at all 6 Venues + Early Admission: $125 The VIP package includes six food and drink pairings, early admission (1pm), and swag bags.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact: My name is Kim, your Dishcrawl Ambassador for Memphis! You can e-mail me at

Are the dishes vegetarian friendly? Check menu for details.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. All Dishcrawl events are rain or shine.

Are tickets available day of?: Yes, but they will be $20 at check in, and $15 online. Food & Drink tickets will be available the day of for $5.

Are kids welcome?: Yes, we love kids! Although, participating locations have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Do kids need a general admission ticket? Yes, every child above the age of 10 needs a general admission ticket and we recommend, depending on the age of your child 2 to 4 dishes per child.

Ethan , Darlene, Jennifer, Peggy, Julie and 180 others are attending Battledish: Memphis

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