Tom Colicchio Is A Hero

The Internet Food Association has the scoop on "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio's heroic act last night during a celeb-studded shindig at James Beard award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan's house. In short, he saved Nathan from a rogue piece of chicken. But Ezra Klein's account is a great read, so I won't attempt to rehash it.

Colicchio is just one of the many talented chefs participating in the 12 Art.Food.Hope dinners, taking place across town tonight to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen, Martha's Table and FreshFarm Markets. I'll be volunteering as a server for Chicago chef Rick Bayless. (Hey Obama, you should really stop by to say hello.)