Before you start eating your way through the city during Houston Restaurant Weeks, come help kick off the month-long fundraiser at the Houston Texans Grille. That's where the second annual Tailgate Throwdown will take place on Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 5 p.m., pitting a dozen of Houston's best chefs against one another in a battle to determine who makes the best gridiron grub.
2nd Annual Tailgate Throwdown
Saturday, July 27
2 to 5 p.m.
$25 per person
Houston Texans Grille
The $25 ticket price goes straight to the Houston Food Bank—the recipient of all the funds raised during Houston Restuarant Weeks—and gets you samples from all of the participating restaurants/chefs, as well as unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. There will even be some Houston Texans cheerleaders on hand to cheer the chefs along.
A panel of esteemed judges will be awarding prizes in three categories: Most Original, Tailgate Classic, and Top Dish with a Kick. But it's you, the guests, who'll be in charge of determining the most important prize of all: Fan Favorite.
Participating restaurants at this year's Tailgate Throwdown run the gamut from Houston's best restaurants to its beloved classics: Underbelly, Churrascos, The Tasting Room, Cinq at L'Colombe d'Or, Fusion Taco, Luby's, Eleven XI, Soma Sushi, Liberty Kitchen, Hollister Grill, and the Houston Texans Grille.
Tickets are on sale online and will be available at the door, with one lucky guest winning their own pair of tickets—to a Houston Texans pre-season game.