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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.

Competing Restaurants:

Taqueria La Marqueza v. Maiz

Corner Brewery v. Ollie Food and Spirits

The Wurst Bar v. Red Rock

Judging Panel:

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.

Venue Information

Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
16 South Washington St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Organizer Information

Growing Hope


922 West Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 786-8401

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