Last November, I was invited to be the opening act for Jamie Oliver in front of an audience of 3,000 people at the Toronto Convention Center. It was a truly rock ‘n’ roll experience—complete with security guards, a smoke machine, and the ubiquitous back stage deli tray (albeit one stocked with artisanal cheeses and crusty sourdough bread). The tossed panties may have been saved for Jamie, but I was still swept away by the palpable energy and love that I could feel from the room full of kindred culinary spirits.

So with Glutton for Punishment officially wrapped and my next Food Network series waiting for the light to turn green, I’ve decided to leave my safety net at home and take my show on the road. To round out the evening and up the ante, I’ve invited my buddy Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveler and floor reporter for Iron Chef America). Kevin and I have worked together at several fund-raisers. He’s larger than life on stage and is always up for an adventure (especially one that involves bOOOze).

You can expect an irreverent evening of behind-the-scene stories, culinary throw-downs, death-defying demos, and if I know Kevin, a little bad behavior. It’ll all be up close and personal (we couldn’t afford security guards even if we wanted them), and at the end we’ll open up the floor to answer all of your burning questions, sign a few books and perhaps even share a drink…or two.

Reasonably priced tickets are now on sale for the first three shows, and two additional shows will go on sale on Feb. 25 (see all dates below). For all those about to rock, I salute you.

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Mar. 24, Belleville ON, Empire Theatre
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Mar. 25, Hamilton ON, Studio Theatre
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Mar. 26, London ON, Centennial Hall – Lower Level
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Apr. 1, Kingston ON, Time To Laugh
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Apr. 2, Peterborough ON, Market Hall
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