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Oliver Sitrin Wins HopChef; Driftwood's Clam Linguine Special

Blind Butcher chef's victory; Driftwood's new weekly prix fixe special; oyster-eating contest.

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TRINITY GROVES—Blind Butcher chef Oliver Sitrin crushed his competitors last night at Brewery Ommegang's HopChef competition at 3015 at Trinity Groves. The winning dish involved a beer-poached jalapeño cheddar bacon brat, maple mustard, sauerkraut, butternut squash and cucumber, with Ommegang's Hop House beer used throughout. (Sitrin even vaped some hops for dramatic effect.) He won a pretty impressive prize package that includes a trip to the brewery and an upcoming editorial feature in Saveur. [EaterWire]

OAK CLIFF—Driftwood has a new Wednesday night special: Chef Kyle McClelland will serve a three-course meal featuring house salad and house bread, linguine and clams, and tiramisu for $24 per person ($18 for kids). To accompany, a select bottle of white wine will be available for $20. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. [EaterWire]

LAS COLINAS#8212;Fish City Grill will host an oyster-eating contest this Saturday, November 8 to kick off the 2014 oyster season. The event will pit teams of four against one another for two minutes of oyster slurping, with proceeds going to nonprofit group Irving Cares. More details here. [EaterWire]


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