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Chef Edward Lee Signs Cookbooks at East Side King Tonight

Former Top Chef competitors reunite at Hole in the Wall

By Virginia B. Wood, 12:50PM, Tue. Jun. 11, 2013

Chef Edward Lee's Asian-influenced Southern cooking was one of the most intriguing aspects of his Top Chef season. Lee's appearance on the show garnered him a cookbook deal. His promotional tour brings him to Austin tonight, where Lee will be hosted by his fellow competitor and season nine winner, Austin's own Top Chef, Paul Qui.


by Artisan Books
An enthusiastic recommendation for Edward Lee's Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen (Artisan, $29.95) was part of our recent Summer Reading package, so the timing of Lee's appearance at Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe) this week couldn't be better.

Folks from BookPeople will be on hand to sell books and the kitchen will be serving two seasonal specials inspired by recipes from the book: Fried Calamari Rice Bowls ($9) and Crispy Spaghetti Squash Dumplings ($3).


Fried Calamari Rice Bowl
courtesy East Side King

Crispy Spaghetti Sauce Dumpling
courtesy East Side King

Not only will there be food specials, but Bourbon sweet tea made with Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon will be served with every book sold and there will be giveaways from both East Side King and Red Boat Fish Sauce. Sounds like an Asian/Southern fusion party if ever there was one. Don't miss it.


East Side King at Hole in the Wall

2538 Guadalupe

Tuesday, June 11 8:00-10:00pm

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