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Who Won $10,000 at Macy’s Sizzle Showdown? #AmericanIcons

It’s one thing to think you are a grill master, but another to compete for $10,000 in front of hundreds while doing it. That is exactly what six finalist did this past Saturday at Macy’s Culinary Council “Sizzle Showdown” at Lenox Mall . The event was hosted by Tracye Hutchins, co-anchor of CBS’s Better Mornings Atlanta and judged by 3 top chefs, Marc Forgione, Stephanie Izard and Cat Cora.

Macy’s made a portion of their parking lot ‘grilling central’. They set up a big tent and we were able to sit and watch while the Grill Masters went to work. It was very nice. Everyone was cheering the cooks on as well as tasting food while the cooks were …. well cooking! We had drinks, sweet treats and even plated samples of some of the dishes the Chefs were preparing. I left full. The event started out with 6 grill masters and then went down to 3.

Leah Lyon was crowned the Great American Grilling Guru and won $10,000 with her Sizzled Stars and Striped Surf-in-Turf Grill! Leah also wins a trip to Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in New York City. Lucky her! I will be celebrating my son’s birthday on the 4th of July. He always thinks the fireworks are just for him!
If you want to see pictures of the event and all the tweets, check out #AmericanIcons on twitter! It will make you hungry for sure!
Also, for recipes visit Macys.com/CulinaryCouncil
I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for attending the Macy’s Sizzle Showdown. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own



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  • kita
    June 10, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Looked like fun I saw the pictures and tweets from everyone I should have came but this was my first Saturday free since April and I need to just rest lol. Congrats to the winner.

  • Katherine Phillips
    June 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Looks and sounds like you had tons of fun. Great pictures.