Last night in Washington, DC, at an event called the "Great American Family Dinner Challenge," Tom Colicchio and Maria Hines (Tilth in Seattle, WA) were pitted against Ming Tsai and Holly Smith (Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, WA), and they had to prepare food for real-life families and real-life picky kids as judges. Eater DC has the full report, including the story of the poor child who "immediately spit out three of the four dishes" prepared by Colicchio and Hines. Into his scorecard. In front of a full ballroom. Magically, team Colicchio somehow won.
· Colicchio Burned By a Child at the Family Dinner Challenge [Eater DC]
· All Tom Colicchio Coverage on Eater [-E-]