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San Antonio chef rings up TV appearance on Guy Fieri's Guy's Grocery Games
It looks like Guy Fieri just can’t get enough of Alamo City. Fresh off his whirlwind trip through town to film episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the flame-shirted Food Network star is once again putting San Antonio in the spotlight.
James Canter, the owner of popular food truck Guerrilla Gourmet, confirms that he will be featured on the December 12 episode of Guy’s Grocery Games, airing at 8 pm. The reality cooking competition — part Supermarket Sweep, part Chopped — puts four chefs in the hot seat as they struggle to shop for ingredients in the Flavortown Market, cook, and plate a dish within 30 minutes.
As if that isn’t stressful enough, Fieri throws in challenges for each round. Although Canter is not allowed to dish the details prior to airtime, the episode description describes it as the “ultimate beef battle,” starting with a race to build the best burger.
In the next round, the competitors have to stick to a budget determined by a scratch-off card. Finally, the two remaining chefs will roll a dice to determine the details of their dinner before the panel of food experts determines who gets to go home with a $20,000 prize.
This isn't Canter's first time in the spotlight. The heroic chef received national attention during 2017’s devastating Hurricane Harvey. After braving the storm with his family, he opened Guerrilla (then located in Victoria, Texas) to survivors, offering hot meals for free to those who were hit the hardest.
Now that he has relocated to San Antonio, a windfall from the show will come in handy. Canter tells CultureMap that he has the keys to the former location of Alamo Ice House BBQ & Brew at 802 N. Alamo St. Although no date has been set for opening just yet, the chef shared that the restaurant will be a “burger/smoke shack concept with some hints of global inspiration.”
Maybe the burger from Guy’s Grocery Games will make it to the menu.