Culinary throwdown

Star chefs throw down at mega San Antonio tailgate party

Star chefs throw down at mega San Antonio tailgate party

Chef Jason Dady
Chef Jason Dady hosts culinary competition Titans of Tailgate. Photo courtesy of Jason Dady

As Super Bowl LII on February 4 nears, get into the spirit of the game with a killer tailgate party. Housed at an iconic San Antonio venue, this blowout culinary throw down features fare from the country's top chefs.

At Titans of Tailgate, scheduled for February 3 at Sunken Garden Theater, attendees will score stellar bites by more than 30 local and national chefs including San Antonio's Diego Galicia and Rico Torres (Mixtli), Mark Weaver (Periphery), Peter Sypstein (Cookhouse), Jeff Balfour (Southerleigh), Chad Carey (Hot Joy), and Stefan Bowers (Battalion).

Other Texas chefs on the bill are Austin’s Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie) and Phillip Speer (Bonhomie); Dallas’ Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), Matt McCallister (FT33), and Robbie Nowlin (B&N Kitchen); and Houston’s Rebecca Masson (Fluff Bake Bar).

Other participating chefs competing in the live cooking battle include Tim Hollingsworth (Otium in Los Angeles), Shota Nakajima (Adana in Seattle), and RJ Cooper (Henley in Nashville).

But that's not all. Hosted by James Beard semi-finalist Jason Dady (San Antonio’s Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Two Bros. BBQ Market, B&D Ice House) who appeared on the inaugural season of the Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet, the outdoor event also boasts premium sips, from craft beer to spirits and wine, and classic tailgating games like cornhole, washers, and football tosses, so you can also go head-to-head for bragging rights. 

Get your tickets now ($75 per person for general admission; $150 per person for VIP). A portion of sales benefits the Chef Jason Dady Scholarship Fund at the Culinary Institute of America to help continue culinary education.