Spicing things up
Let's face it, San Antonio's been plagued with a lot of cold weather lately, so what better way to warm up than with a gumbo festival? Enter The Good Kind, which recently announced its first annual gumbo cook-off taking place on Fat Tuesday (that's February 21).
The star-studded evening will invite 18 of San Antonio's hottest chefs to compete for the best gumbo of them all, allowing San Antonians to sample each participant's take on the classic Louisiana cuisine.
Tickets for the event are $50 per person, entitling each guest to 18 servings of gumbo from the city's brightest stars — plus the chance vote on their favorite one. Guests won't be the evening's only judges, though: Several local celebrity judges will also be on hand to select their favorite gumbo, including David Elder, former poet laureate Jenny Browne, KENS 5 Great Day SA Host Roma Villavicencio, and more
Participating chefs include our Tastemaker 2022 Chef of the Year Jason Dady (Jardin, Tre Trattoria); James Beard nominee Nicola Blaque (The Jerk Shack; Mi Roti); Berty Richter (Ladino, TLV); Paul Petersen (Bar Loretta); Javier Ruiz (The Good Kind); and many more — well, 13 more, to be exact.
The event will run from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, February 21, and free parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The Good Kind will also have a cash bar available for cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Find the full chef lineup and purchase tickets for the Good Kind's first ever gumbo cook-off here.