As the big battle was about to get underway, we came to you live from the scene in the countdown to the biggest culinary competition in town…Iron Chef Tucson!

Zach Clark, of ESPN’s Zach Clark Show, joined us as celebrity co-host with his perspectives on Iron Chef as a legitimate athletic event. We also checked in with Matt Montgomery of Three Wells Distilling Company who spent the day treating Iron Chef guests to his line-up of libation-worthy spirits. Beer maven Ben Schwirk sat down with us as well to talk about Stella Artois, the sponsor of Iron Chef Tucson, and why it’s a natural for food pairings. We then caught up with Chef Gary Hickey of Charro Steak for some news about his cool summer burger menu, and closed out the show with Chef Jonathan Landeen of Jonathan’s Cork about his upcoming series of Patio Pig dinners!