SEASIDE — The eighth annual Iron Chef Goes Coastal is slated for Nov. 3 at the Seaside Convention Center.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at a US Bank branch, at the United Way of Clatsop County office at 10th and Marine, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2267388. General admission is $35 ($40 at the door) and reserved seating is $65.

Ten or 12 restaurants provide appetizers and desserts to attendees. As part of the evening’s entertainment, there is a visible kitchen set-up where four chefs who perform as two teams have an hour to prepare a meal and are judged by a panel of five judges. The winning team returns to compete next year. Attendees vote on the restaurants’ appetizers and desserts and select a winner in each category, titling it “The People’s Choice.” These also participate in next year’s event.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event usually wraps up around 8:30 p.m.

“This is a very nice event, which provides guests an opportunity to taste a wide variety of gourmet food and watch professional chefs at work,” according to United Way of Clatsop County, for which the event is a fundraiser. “This event is a fun party where people eat, drink and are entertained! They also have an opportunity to take advantage of receiving a basket during our auction, by being the highest bidder, where they will win great prizes; all while knowing they are also supporting such a wonderful cause.”

For more information, contact Stacey Brown, executive director at 503-325-1961 or uwccdirector@pacifier.com, or visit www.clatsopunitedway.org.

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