Gumbo throwdown on Monday

The second annual Gumbo Throwdown takes place at 6 p.m. on June 10 at Cafe Amsterdam in the metro Mall, 530 E. Benson. Three local cooks will be stirring the roux in a benefit for Dare to Care, a charity that works to feed kids in need.

Admission is $40 and tickets can be obtained at or at the door.