New year, new food event foodies will want to pencil in their calendars if they're into a) tailgating b) Jason Dady or c) chill vibez.
The Iron Chef-testant and owner of Range, The Bin, Shuck Shack, Tre Trettoria, Tre Enoteca and Two Bros. BBQ Market (which is bottling its sauces by the way), shared the news of the first-ever Titans of Tailgate Throwdown and Food Festival event slated for February 3 at the Sunken Garden Theater.
Tickets, $75 general and $125 for VIP admission, are live now for the throwdown the Dadys have been planning for the past six months.
"I wanted to do an event my way," Dady said.
"It's still a food festival with chefs, wine, food, beer, but we wanted to knock it down a notch and make it more casual, chill and fun. We want to focus on the chefs having a great time."
The set-up is reminiscent of late food writer Josh Ozersky's brainchild known as Meatopia with chefs from across San Antonio and the nation bringing their talents to the Alamo City. Dady's inviting chef friends he's made at various food events around the globe including fellow Iron Cheftestant Shota Nakajima of Seattle. The complete list of chefs includes Dean Fearing (Fearing’s, Dallas), RJ Cooper (Henley, Nashville), Tim Hollinsworth (Otium, Los Angeles), Matt McCallister (FT33, Dallas), Rebecca Masson (Fluff Bake Bar, Houston), Robbie Nowlin (B&N Kitchen, Dallas), Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie, Austin), Phillip Speer (Bonhomie, Austin). Hometown tailgaters include Johnny Hernandez (La Gloria, Burgerteca, Fruteria), Steve McHugh (Cured), Jeff Balfour (Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery), Chad Carey (Hot Joy), Diego Galicia and Rico Torres (Mixtli), Peter Sypesteyn (Bud's Rotisserie, The Cookhouse, NOLA Brunch & Beignets) and Mark Weaver (Periphery).
The chef shared the tailgate theme will echo throughout the Theatre with cornhole, lawn chairs, Giant Jenga and perhaps a flag football area. Though the event is less than a month away, Dady and co. are also looking to add live fire demos for home cooks and barbecue nerds to enjoy.
"We just want it to be fun. One of my favorite events is Culinaria's Burgers, BBQ & Beer where you enjoy beer, you don't have to get dressed up," Dady said. "We want to add one more notch to San Antonio's belt as a food destination.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite.com.
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