Tonight, Friday, May 5, Chef Annie Pettry will host some of her fellow competitors from last season’s Top Chef: Charleston TV show for a special Beats & Eats event in the Cellar Lounge at Decca.  On hand will be  Katsuji Tanabe, Gerald Sombright, season winner Brooke Williamson and others guests and DJ Ryan Rugger will spin old-school hip-hop music. There will be drink specials and a late-night menu of the chefs’ favorite snacks, all under $10. Admission is free. The fun starts at 11 p.m.

After Pettry competed (briefly, alas!) on the most recent season of Top Chef filmed in Charleston, S.C. in the summer of 2016, he invited her friends and fellow contestants to attend the Kentucky Derby and celebrate at her restaurant.  Each visiting chef will design an item on the menu of bar foods, drinks and late snacks.

The Cellar Lounge is the basement bar and party space at Decca, 812 E. Market St.