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Tickets remain for final shows of Nickel City Chef, Buffalo's 'Iron Chef'

Tickets remain for remaining dates in the 10th and last season of the Nickel City Chef live cooking competition.

After nine sold-out seasons, the series is concluding with three shows, pitting Nickel City "home team" chefs against up-and-coming challengers.

Since 2008, Buffalo-area chefs have faced off in a 60-minute contest to best exploit produce of the area's farms, and other local producers.

The Feb. 18 bout saw Nickel City Chef Edward Forster of Dapper Goose and assistant Scott Crombie knot a first-ever tie against Toutant chef de cuisine Joseph Fenush and assistant Russ Whitfield.

"Battle Mead" featured a selection of honey-based brews from 810 Meadworks in Medina.

Nickel City Chef, Buffalo's answer to Iron Chef, sets final season

As usual, viewers can follow along on a recap video posted to on YouTube.


Coming shows include a March 11 bout of James Beard-nominated Nickel City Chef Victor Parra Gonzalez against Manuel Ocasio and David Roque of The Crucible, a popular pop-up.

On March 25, Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz of Craving takes on Satomi Smith of Sato, Sato Ramen, and Sato Brewpub.

On April 8, Nickel City Chef Jennifer Boye, formerly of Elm Street Bakery, battles Sam Geyer and Matt Pauszek of Buffalo's "most exciting food truck," Lomo Lomo.

The shows are held in the Artisan Culinary Loft, 200 Amherst St., hosted by Bert Gambini and Chef Mike Andrzejewski of SeaBar and Cantina Loco.

Tickets, $45, are available through

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