By Evan Dawson, Finger Lakes Editor
Hicks and McCarthy restaurant in Pittsford (outside Rochester) will host a public viewing party for Deb Whiting's appearance on the Food Network show "Chopped." The episode, taped months ago, will air Tuesday night at 10pm.
Deb Whiting died in a car accident in June. Her leadership in the culinary field has been celebrated at many events in the intervening weeks, and her appearance on "Chopped" is a reminder of just how highly she was regarded.
The public viewing party at Hicks and McCarthy begins at 8 p.m., leading up to the 10 p.m. show. The restaurant, which recently came under new ownership, has shown strong interest in local foods and wines. Those who attend are welcome to bring Red Newt wine for the party.