by Steven Doyle
You know it is time to celebrate Mardi Gras when the Kings of Gumbo show up with their finest as they did last Sunday at Poor David’s Pub for the 13th Annual KNON Gumbo Competition. Sunday was the beginning of the cold snap, but a celebrated crowd of folks showed up, spoon in hand, for a taste of New Orleans.
The event was coordinated by David Pippin who has a pulse on the chefs in Dallas. You might recognize him as the chief behind the State Fair’s chef demonstrations.
There can only be one winner, but in this case there was a judged bowl and a people’ choice category, so there were actually two winners. First place went to the newbies in Trinity Groves, Amberjax, who are now known for incredible bayou dishes. People’s choice went to Chad Bowden and his krew at Culpepper’s in Rockwall.
The real winner? The crowd that enjoyed all that great gumbo!
Music was provided by the Zydeco Stingrays.