The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is offering an exciting, free event coming your way this month in Downtown New Bedford. The 2018 Seafood Throwdown is happening Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 pm at Custom House Square. Heritage Center Director Laura Orleans has details on this week's Townsquare Sunday. The fun-filled event features two acclaimed chefs battling to create a tasty meal using underutilized species of seafood. Laura says it’s an opportunity to learn more about local seafood, and perhaps sample the finished product!

Watch an Iron Chef-style showdown between Chef Kevin Gibbons of UMass Dartmouth vs Chef Michael Comire of URI! 

Left: Chef Michael Comire / Right: Chef Kevin Gibbons

With a secret seafood ingredient revealed, contestants have $25 and 15 minutes to shop at the New Bedford Farmers' Market and an hour to create a dish for the judges. Limited sampling for the audience. 

Bring a chair to watch in comfort. Free admission.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

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