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Absinthe Sous Chef Named 'Chopped' Champion as Another SF Chef Prepares to Compete

Plus, Shed’s lineup of grange events is kicking off and Millennium is hosting a mushroom dinner.

Eric Gibbs on Chopped
Eric Gibbs on Chopped

HAYES VALLEY — Absinthe Brasserie sous chef Eric Gibbs’ episode of "Chopped Champions" centered on brunch aired on the Food Network last night, and he took home the top prize. Gibbs worked his way up the cooking ranks from dishwasher, all the way to Chopped Champion. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — In other "Chopped" news, Fang’s chef/owner Kathy Fang will compete on the show airing January 26, themed for the Chinese New Year; one of the dishes she makes — lucky rice pudding — is available at the restaurant from Friday, January 22 through Monday, February 8. [EaterWire]

HEALDSBURGShed’s lineup of grange events is kicking off this Thursday, January 21 with a Ceritas Wines dinner. Head here to get tickets and see the full lineup of events, which includes a homemade tofu workshop, how to make spring shrubs and more. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDMillennium is pairing exotic mushrooms with Coturri wines for a $78 five-course meal (including wine pairings). Head here to reserve a spot at the Thursday, January 21 dinner. [EaterWire]

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