The Paella Lovers United paella cook-off is the biggest paella cook-off around.
Itís at least the biggest in Texas, and you know how Texans like to do things big.
I went a few years ago and was amazed at the fervor of the contestants and the sheer scale of coordinating dozens of teams cooking huge pans of paella over live fire.
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This yearís event will take place Nov. 12 from noon until late at Camp Ben McCulloch†18301 FM 1826. (It didnít end until past dark the year I judged.) This is a new venue for the event, which is now in its 14th year and has transitioned into a BYOB and overnight event if you want to camp.
General admission tickets ($57, or $53 early bird tickets through Sept. 5) are now on sale, and you can also sign up as a team to compete on the website, paellaloversunited.com.
The last day to buy tickets is Oct. 31, but the event usually sells out early.]]