If you like Top Chef, you should check out the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament, where you can be part of the competition.
I had meant to post weeks ago about this brilliant little competition where local chefs are competing over the summer at the Belvedere in Baltimore. It slipped my mind until I saw a post on Minx Eats. You can buy tickets -- including special judging tickets -- that get you dinner, a seat to watch the competition, and (for $20 extra) a taste of the competitors' food.
Howard County has joined the fray. On Tuesday, Michael Ledesma of Leelyns in Columbia is one of the competitors. There are dates all summer, including Marc Dixon of Bistro Blanc in Glenelg competing on August 3. Minx has the basics, and you can also check out the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament Web site.