The Ypsi Food Fight is a fun, vibrant evening full of delicious local food, drink, and friendly competition between your favorite Ypsi restaurants. Each restaurant has chosen their best dish and challenged another to a food fight. Joins us to sample and vote for your favorite while supporting Growing Hope - your ticket contributes to our work to address food insecurity in your community.
Join us for a fun, tasty night and help us shine a light on Growing Hope's fight for a more equitable local food system. Here's the line up:
5:00-6:00p - Tasting/Cocktail Hour - Guests sample the food and vote for their favorite.
6:00-7:00p - The Food Fight! - Competing restaurants enter the ring two by two to have their dishes judged by our prestigious panel of local movers and shakers.
Taqueria La Marqueza v. Maiz
Corner Brewery v. Ollie Food and Spirits
The Wurst Bar v. Red Rock
Chef Darrell "DAS" Smith - celebrity chef, author, and teacher, born and raised in Ypsilanti
Melvin Parson - Founder and Executive Director of We the People Opportunity Center
Bridget Healy - Director of Community Impact for United Way
Alena Zachery-Ross - Superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools
Tahjaneé Robertson - talented culinary student at Ypsi High
7:00-8:00p - Mingle with the judges, competitors, and Growing Hope's local food entrepreneurs.