Burger Showdown 2.0 – SA Chefs Compete for Best Burger

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Burger Showdown 2.0 –  SA Chefs Compete for Best Burger

Burger Showdown 2.0 on Oct. 9th has San Antonio Chefs Compete for Best Burger Bragging Rights

Burger Showdown – Homegrown Chef presents this year’s most epic Burger Competition featuring top San Antonio Chefs, a community fundraiser, on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, from 5 to 8 pm (4:30 pm for VIPs) at Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse

Homegrown Chef is proud to host their 2nd BURGER COMPETITION, BURGER SHOWDOWN 2.0, as an industry and community fundraiser. Eight top San Antonio chefs compete and you eat! 

Besides eight gourmet sliders, our very own Homegrown Chef, Edward Villarreal, will be making fresh-fried French Fries and special fresh-baked cookies will be provided by Cereal Killer Sweets. This is an outdoor event, so come out and enjoy a one-night-only burger feast with us!

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.

Burger Showdown

Competing Chefs & Their Burgers:

– Diana Anderson of JD’s Chili Parlor

JD’s Whiskey BBQ Bonfire Burger

Mesquite-Smoked BBQ Bourbon Cheeseburger with Candied Bacon, Aged Sharp Cheddar, Chilified Smoked Garlic Paste, Whiskey-Soaked Caramelized Onions and Bibb lettuce on a JD’s Chilified Jalapeño & Cheddar Brioche Bun.

– Robert Cantu of the Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk

Bacon Marrow Cheeseburger

Featuring Dry Aged Marrow, Aged Cheddar, Candied Bacon, Tomato Jam and Koji Mustard.

Burger Showdown

– Adrian Cruz of Ghost Kitchens SA and Gunslingers

Concha Burger

Beef Patty, Chorizo, Strawberry Chipotle Mayo, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon and Bacon Jam on a Sweet Concha Bun.

– Joseph Thadeus Martinez of Tributary – Modern Texas Cuisine

Tribute To Texas Burger

A Seared Slider with Whiskey Bacon Jam, Goat Cheese Crema and Chicken Fried Jalapeños.

– Joseph Perez of The Esquire Tavern

El Catrin

Beef Wagyu Brisket Blend Burger, Manchego Cheese, Smoked Chipotle Mezcal Seasoning, Tomatillo Salsa, Guajillo Aioli, Pickled Red Onion, Lettuce and Tomato.

Burger Showdown

– James Richard Smith of toohotfortabc

Big Bend Smash Burger

Far West Texas Beef Burger with Sweet Heat, Bacon Jam, Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Spring Mix and Wisconsin Cheddar on a Homemade Bun.

– Toby Soto of Humo of San Antonio

Naca Vaca

Charred Hatch Crema Huitlacoche Burger with Nopal de Gallo and Smoked Queso Fresco on a Maize Bun.

– Ceasar Zepeda of Sangria on the Burg and Alamo Biscuit Company.

An Italian Gouda Thyme Burger

Ground Beef Patty, Bacon Grease Confit Garlic and Thyme Butter, Gouda Cheese, Dressed arugula and Candied Prosciutto on a Potato Bun.

Burger Showdown





Folks who buy 2 tickets at once (or more) you will receive one drink ticket per person (to be used on event drink specials only).


Upon request. For $75, guests get in 30 minutes early, receive one drink ticket (to be used on event drink specials only) and get a certificate for a LITTLE BIG FRESH MARKET BOX of fresh produce. Email homegrownchefsa@gmail.com or call 210-725-2339 to order. Only 25 VIP Tickets available.

Funds raised will go towards providing fresh fruit and vegetables to industry folks and San Antonio families in need of support through the BIG FRESH MARKET BOX Program by Big State Produce Co. Anyone interested in receiving a box can email homegrownchefsa@gmail.com.

Special THANKS

To our sponsors, including Brooster’s Backyard IcehouseBig State ProduceUnifresh, Cereal Killer Sweets and Live From the Southside.

Please note, drinks not included (except for VIP ticket holders), but can be purchased at Brooster’s on the day of event.

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