Locavores Gone Loco: Chef Arrested After Brawl Over Pig Sourcing

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The Daily News thinks the New York City food scene is heated? In Portland, Oyster House chef Eric Bechard got into a fistfight with Cochon 555 founder Brady Lowe apparently because he was unhappy that a pig from outside of Oregon (from Iowa, to be exact) won the Cochon 555 competition there. Willamette Weeklys blog reports that the brawl happened outside of a strip club (this being Portland), and ended in the tasering (!) and arrest of both parties. Lowe ended up in the hospital with a leg fracture, and its said that earlier in the evening Bechard head-butted another chef. You do not mess with locavores.

Food Fight: Chef and Foodie Come to Blows Over Pig Breeds After Cochon 555 [Willamette Weekly via Food Section]