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Maybe you've noticed the suggestive ads we've been running in the paper that feature a lady fondling a fork with her lips, but we figured it was time to remind you once again about our upcoming Iron Fork competition, happening on Wednesday, April 27 at Fashion Industry Gallery (1807 Ross Ave.). John Tesar of The Commissary (opening any day now) and Scott Romano of Charlie Palmer will prepare multiple dishes using a secret ingredient, and DailyCandy.com editor Brittany Edwards Cobb, radio host Gene Gates and food blogger Steven Doyle will judge the chefs' culinary creations. You might get hungry watching the chefs face off, so 31 restaurants and food purveyors including First Chinese BBQ, Lockhart Smokehouse and Mozzarella Company will provide bites for the crowd. And since it's not a real party without alcohol, we'll have Harp, Smithwick's and Guinness Foreign Extra on tap; in case you need something stronger, we've also got Avion Tequila, Vincent Chase's drink of choice on Entourage.

General admission tickets are $25, but today you can score a ticket for $12 through our Voice Deal of the Day website. You'd probably spend more on a dinner at Applebee's, where your kid will get as drunk as Snooki at spring break, so get a babysitter to watch the little ones and come party with us. We can't promise that you'll do tequila shots with Schutze, but you'll have a damn good time. To see the complete list of participating restaurants and find more information about Iron Fork, visit our event website.

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