Elijah Wood Gets In on the 'Knife Fight' Action


Elijah Wood guest judges on tonight's brand-new episode of Knife Fight, a new show on the Esquire Network which focuses on the intense, secret underground battles by talented chefs after the restaurant doors are closed to the public that have been going on for years. Hosted by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall, whose restaurant The Gorbals in downtown Los Angeles serves as the site of the not made-for-TV competition, talented cooks go head-to-head and are cheered and heckled by a crowd made up of celebrities, restaurant critics and sometimes each other to prove who's the best.

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Tuesday's new episode pits James Beard Award nominee Chris Kobayashi against Top Chef alumni Nyesha Arrington, using kampachi and braised lamb neck as the surprise secret ingredients that the chefs must create dishes with in a tight time limit. And as you can see in this exclusive clip, things get pretty intense in the kitchen.

Check out the video to see Wood's reaction to Chris' impressive "Chicken Fried Lamb Neck with Sweet Potatoes" dish.

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Executive produced by Drew Barrymore, Knife Fight airs Tuesdays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on the Esquire Network.