How to score a night of fried chicken, bottomless mac and cheese and Chucks

Fried chicken and bottomless mac and cheese? Yes, please. It's happening at Komodo in Venice

If an evening full of fried chicken, cocktails and bottomless macaroni and cheese sounds like your idea of a good time, pay attention.

Samuel Monsour, the former Boston chef (Curley Barroom and Bogie's Place Steakhouse) who now lives in Los Angeles, is hosting a Chuck Taylor's Fried Chicken All Stars pop-up at Komodo in Venice on April 17. 

Yes, in addition to the fried chicken, there will be Chuck Taylor sneakers. Because why not? 

"Everyone loves fried chicken," writes Monsour on his website. "Whether clean-and-simple or [elaborately] styled..., it's the perfect accessory to a night on the town. Just like a fly pair of Chucks."

Attendees will have their choice of Komodo executive chef Erwin Tjahyadi's Nashville-inspired fried chicken with a housemade chile oil, or Monsour's fried chicken (soaked in a buttermilk brine) with a Carolina gold sauce and Bojangles' fry seasoning. 

Tickets are $20 and include half of a fried chicken of your choice, miso-bacon corn, cookout slaw, bottomless macaroni and cheese and an ice cream sandwich. A mint lemonade and mint sweet iced tea will be available for $5. For an additional $2.50, you can have your drink spiked with soju. 

Sneaker artist Brian Staton will also be selling his hand-painted Chuck Taylor's Fried Chicken All Stars shoes, all priced at $200. Guests can also bring their own Chuck Taylor canvas sneakers and have Staton paint a custom design for $100 to $200. 

The pop-up will have four seatings, including one at 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance online

235 Main St., Venice, (310) 255-6742, www.komodofood.com.

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