St. Mary’s Strip nightclub The Squeezebox will host its first Fajita Lounge Showdown on Sunday, September 4, a cooking contest with free tacos and live music.
The Showdown is a large-scale homage to Squeezebox owner Aaron Peña’s weekly donation-based concept, The Fajita Lounge. On Sunday nights, Peña and culinary cohorts Matt Garcia and Jake Gonzales whip up free chicken or beef fajita tacos for patrons at the bar, located at 2806 N. St. Mary’s St.
In the new event, five chefs will fight for the distinction of making the best Fajita tacos in San Antonio. The winner will also win a cash prize of $500.
Kenny Loo from Golden Kirin restaurant, Sergio Flores from La Tortuga Cocina Latina, Eddie Barrera from Sijang Korean Corn Dog pop-up, Rory Torres from Crispy Bao Gang and Steve Lopez will prepare traditional fajita tacos for the competition. They’ll also have to create tacos with a “generic protein delicacy” provided to test their creativity, according to the Squeezebox honchos.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. for the contest. The venue will charge a $10 cover, but tacos will be free and all-you-can-eat, while supplies last. Even after the tacos are over, local band The Texases will keep the party going topped off with tunes from DJ Plata.
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