Downtown Henderson’s Last Friday chef battle is all in good fun

Freedom Beat executive chef Scott Commings, battling during a previous edition of Last Friday.

Friday night’s alright for (food) fighting at the Last Friday Just Add Water Street Cooking Competition, where VegeNation chef Donald Lemperle will go head to head with Fiesta Henderson executive chef Chris Clark. The monthly event at the historic Water District (Las Vegas Weekly is a community partner), features street-side entertainment, food vendors, retail pop-ups, live music and more.

Lemperle is best known for VegeNation in Downtown Las Vegas, with a Henderson outpost opening a year and a half ago. “We tried to change the paradigm and people’s expectations of vegan cuisine,” he says. “It’s good for the environment, and it’s compassion for the animals.”

At the competition, he plans to make a curry with different vegetables. For those worried about their macronutrients, Lemperle is quick to note that vegetables are actually chock-full of protein, so you won’t be missing the meat at this meet.

Last Friday April 26, 6-10 p.m., free. Henderson Events Plaza, justaddwaterstreet.com.

Tags: Dining, Food
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