Gallery: Snapshots from TastingTable's Food Fight

Oysters: West vs. East
Oysters: West vs. East

Representing the west: these Fanny Bays from Baynes Sound in British Columbia.

Tauton Bays
Tauton Bays

And from the east, these plump and juicy oysters from Maine.

The Lobster Place shucking station
The Lobster Place shucking station
Brisket: Lean vs. Fatty
Brisket: Lean vs. Fatty

Dan Delaney of the new BrisketTown in Williamsburg sliced up both cuts in the brisket category.

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chewy vs. Crispy
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chewy vs. Crispy

Jacques Torres was on Team Chewy and Tate's Bake Shop on Team Crispy.

So Chewy
So Chewy

Close-up of the chewiness that is the Jacques Torres cookie.

Brunch: Savory vs. Sweet
Brunch: Savory vs. Sweet

Sitting down to brunch, we divide ourselves into the savory and sweet camps. But Union Square Cafe executive chef Carmen Quagliata really couldn't decide on his favorite entry last night. Bacon, Egg, Cheese Gougeres on the left; Cinnamon French Toast with Roasted Apples and Huckleberry Compote on the right.

Brunch (Sweet)
Brunch (Sweet)

Union Square Cafe.

Brunch (Savory)
Brunch (Savory)

Union Square Cafe.

Gougeres Innards
Gougeres Innards
Cheese: Goat vs. Sheep
Cheese: Goat vs. Sheep

Battle of the animals' milk! Stinky Cheese brought a smattering of goat's and sheep's milk cheeses. On the goat side: Ibores, spoons of fresh chevre, and Midnight Moon. On the sheep side: Manchego, spoons of fresh ricotta, and Ossau Iraty.

Sandwich: Spicy Pork Meatball Slider
Sandwich: Spicy Pork Meatball Slider

In the sandwich category, this slider from The Meatball Shop, dripping in a parmesan sauce, went up against...

Sandwich: Pork Belly Banh Mi
Sandwich: Pork Belly Banh Mi

from Num Pang.

Doughnuts: Glazed vs. Filled
Doughnuts: Glazed vs. Filled

Platters of gorgeous doughnuts from Dough.

Doughnuts (Filled)
Doughnuts (Filled)
Doughnuts (Glazed)
Doughnuts (Glazed)
Tacos: Crispy vs. Soft
Tacos: Crispy vs. Soft

Beef-filled crispy taco and a chicken soft taco on a corn tortilla, both from El Toro Blanco.

Frozen Dessert: Gelato vs. Ice Cream
Frozen Dessert: Gelato vs. Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan and Mascarpone gelatos from Il Laboratorio del Gelato went up against some ice cream (including a festive seasonal flavor, Eggnog with Cranberry Swirl) from Van Leeuwen.

Salads: Wedge vs. Caesar
Salads: Wedge vs. Caesar

Both from the catering company Great Performances.