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October 14,
6:00 PM

Homegrown Chef
Burger Showdown 3.0

Homegrown Chef is back with up our 3rd annual burger competition, Burger Showdown 3.0, featuring top San Antonio chefs (see list below) and incredible meat provided by local ranchers, including Pure Pastures, Behind the Oak Farm and Peaceful Pork. The event will take place on October 14, 2022, from 6 to 9 pm (5:30 pm for VIPs) at the popular Eastside brewery, Alamo Beer


This year, 10 AWESOME San Antonio chefs compete and YOU eat! This event is always a community fundraiser focused on food, and this year funds raised will go towards the San Antonio Food Bank


Besides 10 one-of-a-kind, ONE NIGHT ONLY gourmet sliders, Homegrown Chef will be making fresh-fried French Fries and scrumptious scratch-made cookies from Texas Cookie Shop


This is an outdoor event. Chefs will be set up under the beautiful Hays Street Bridge, so join us for an EPIC BURGER BATTLE - cheer on the chefs and see how many burgers you can actually eat - all for a great cause!


This is an audience-voted ONLY competition. Guests get to vote for their favorite burger and the 1st Place Winning Chef will be awarded a cash prize, along with a trophy. Second and Third Place Winners will also receive a trophy.

Competing Chefs & Their Burgers (in alpha order):

- Chef Diana Anderson of JD's Chili Parlor

The Hostage Burger

Yes, we let the dogs out, and now we are taking you hostage with our Chili Cheese Dog Burger!  This chilified burger patty, made with our signature five-pepper chili paste, is topped with aged Wisconsin "jeddah," grilled all natural, all beef dog, topped with our grass-fed Pecan Smoked Whiskey Chili, a blend of 5 Mexican cheeses, red onions and fried jalapeños with chilified aioli and romaine lettuce on a homemade chili seed bun. 

- Chef Angello Gordon of Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine (Restaurant)

Reggae Burger

Locally-sourced beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, and bacon on a slider bun, topped with pear (avocado).

- Chef Louis Halaszyn of CREAM Kitchen and Bar

The Westslider

Chef Louis is bringing a Westside vibe with this beef and chorizo marinated patty, smoked cheddar cheese sauce, sour pickle relish, shredded red and green leaf lettuce and toasted hot Cheetos aioli on a Kaiser bun.

- Chef Geronimo Lopez of Botika 

BBC (Botika Burger Cartelua)

Made with a housemade patty, Spanish chorizo, Chihuahua cheese, crispy onions, shoestring potatoes and chimichurri on a sourdough bun. 

- Chef Joseph Thadeus Martinez of Tributary - Modern Texas Cuisine

Elote Burger 

A Dean and Peeler smash patty, Oaxaca cheese whiz, street corn relish, chicharrón corn nut crunch and cilantro lime aioli on a potato bun. 

- Chef Paul Morales of Tacos Cucuy

Cucuy Black Bean Torta (Vegan)

Soyrizo, black bean, pickled cabbage on an heirloom blue cornmeal mini torta.

- Chef John Munoz of Chef John's Catering

The Smoked Out Burger


Behind the Oak Farm's grass-fed ground beef, smoked gouda and chili peppers, layered with their in-house smoked brisket and sausage, topped with onion strings and finished with a house-made BBQ sauce. 

- Chef John O'Larnic of Chef's Backyard 

Chef's Backyard Flavor Formula Popper Burger

A poppin' cheeseburger made with bacon, American cheese, cream cheese, fresh jalapeños and Chef's Backyard Flavor Formula Rub. 

- Chef James Richard Smith of toohotfortabc

The Marfa Lights Burger

A green chile flat iron cheeseburger. 

- Chef Kristina Zhao of DASHI Sichuan Kitchen + Bar

East "Meats" West Burger

Pure Pastures' grass-fed beef and Peaceful Pork's pork belly patty packed with bold Sichuanese flavors topped with a spicy pickled slaw served on a homemade toasted Man Tou bun (Papa Zhao's secret recipe). Your tastebuds will go on a journey down memory lane for a delightful glimpse into Chef Kristina's childhood. 





VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE upon request. For $85, guests get in 30 minutes early, and receive one drink ticket. Email or text/call 210-725-2339 to order. Only 26 VIP Tickets available.


SPECIAL THANKS to our sponsors, including Olympia Trophy CenterAlamo Beer, Pure Pastures (beef), Behind the Oak Farm (beef), Peaceful Pork, Ben E. Keith, Food Related Texas Cookie Shop and Mission Restaurant Supply.

PLEASE NOTE: Drinks not included (except for VIP ticket holders), but can be purchased at Alamo Beer on the day of event.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We reserve the right to postpone the event due COVID Restrictions or "acts of God." In such case, you will be refunded (minus Eventbrite's nonrefundable processing fee). However, we do not offer refunds based on personal reasons. Thank you.

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