Taste of the Republic Crowns its King and Queen + Fundraising Event on 3/26
It’s Food, Fiesta and Royalty as Taste of the Republic crowns a King and Queen on March 26th. This first-ever crowning of a king and queen is ahead of the VIP culinary kickoff event for Fiesta® San Antonio on April 20. To celebrate his reign as King, Doc Watkins will host a special performance at Jazz, TX on Sunday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. to raise funds for Fiesta® San Antonio and the Remember the Alamo Foundation.
For years, San Antonio’s been entertained by the jazz piano virtuosity of Doc Watkins and the captivating charm of actress and TV personality Ara Celi. This year, for the first time ever, the two will reign as King and Queen of the Republic at Taste of the Republic at The Alamo, the VIP culinary kickoff event for Fiesta® San Antonio on April 20.
The newly crowned king and queen bring a legacy of San Antonio credentials. Watkins is the owner and marquee headliner of the stylish Jazz, TX nightclub, restaurant and cocktail bar at the renowned Pearl complex. San Antonians know Ara Celi for her signature “just inside Loop 1604” flourish on local TV ads, along with film roles in “American Beauty,” “Machete” and “Bruce Almighty.” She also owns the local chain of high-end barbershops called Matador Men’s Grooming.
The debut coronation of a king and queen comes just days after Taste of the Republic announced its all-star lineup of 12 local celebrity chefs, who along with founding chef Brian West will serve food from the six culinary regions of Texas paired with wine, spirits and beer. In another first, Taste of the Republic moves to The Alamo this year, just in time for the opening of the new Ralston Family Collections Center of historical artifacts including the Alamo collection of musician Phil Collins.
To celebrate his reign and to raise funds for Fiesta® San Antonio and the Remember the Alamo Foundation, Watkins will host a special performance at Jazz, TX on Sunday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. Only 100 seats are available, with premium seating packages that include a meet-and-greet with Doc before the show, as well as bottle service with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a signed copy of Doc’s latest album. Come show your support for this San Antonio legend and his mission to give back to the community.
Get your tickets for Doc’s performance now at DocWatkinsShow.eventbrite.com
Taste of the Republic is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Patron Tequila, Bacardi Rum, High West Bourbon, Casa Lumbre Spirits, Branca USA, Ritual Zero Proof, Dos Equis Beer, Republic National Distributing Company, Sysco, HeartBrand Beef, Twang Beer Salt, Perry Homes and the Texas Culinary Alliance.