Tampa Bay couple will compete on Food Network's 'Beat Bobby Flay'

A watch party is happening at Xilo in Tampa Heights.

click to enlarge Tampa Bay couple will compete on Food Network's 'Beat Bobby Flay'
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Tampa Bay can tune in to Food Network on Thursday, October 24 at 10 p.m. and cheer on a local chef couple — Chef Rosana Rivera and Chef Ricardo Castro (former owners of Piquant, and co-founders of Xilo and Kofe at Hall on Franklin) — during a special "It Must've Been Love" episode of "Beat Bobby Flay."

The 'sode is supposed to prove that couples can be competitive against each other and ends with either Rosana or Ricardo facing Flay himself. 

If you are too cool for TV, know that 'Beat Bobby Flay' pits two competitors against each other to create a dish highlighting an ingredient of the celebrity "Iron Chef"'s choosing. A guest panel then decides which dish and chef is best suited to battle Flay in a head-to-head cooking competition with a dish of the competitor's choosing. 

Chefs Akhtar Nawab and Ivy Stark will be judging alongside television personality host Matt FX, with a mission to select the best of the two chefs to take Flay down. 

Don't have cable but want in to cheer on your city? A watch party will be held at Xilo, kicking off at 8:30 p.m. so you can grab a seat and a bite before the action begins. 

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