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Bud Light, The Taste

Date: September 8, 2015 6:00PM - September 10, 2015 9:00PM

Bud Light, The Taste brings the local San Antonio crowd to Houston Street and The River Walk to sample culinary offerings from over 30 participating establishments over a three-day period.

Each day restaurants showcase their culinary genius through appetizer-size portions of a signature dish from their menu. Tuesday features only restaurants located on Houston Street Downtown. The second and third days are River Walk restaurants. Live music is performed each day at check-in.

Bud Light,The Taste is an affordable way to sample delicious food and be introduced to new restaurants. Over 1,400 food-lovers attend annually.  Tickets are $60 for all 3-days or $25 for any one-day ticket. Goup rate of $20 per tickets available for 20 or more tickets purchased for the same night. Thanks to Bud LIght, Pepsi and FOX29/CW35/NEWS4.

Due to Labor Day weekend, advance ticket sales closed September 3 at 3pm.  At the door prices $30 for one-day and $75 for 3-day. Please note restaurants and menu items subject to change.

This is a ticket-less event-You will NOT receive anything in the mail.  You receive a wristband, pocket guide to all the restaurants with a map along with a voting ballot at your check-in location each day.

Tuesday, September 8th, Houston Street Restaurants, Check-in at Majestic Theatre between 5-6PM
Acenar  (Hotel Valencia): Beef Short Rib Tacos- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD , 1ST PLACE
Bohanan’s Restaurant & Bar: Sashimi Tuna Taco- JUDGE'S AWARD, 1ST PLACE
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum:  Mini Chorizo Burger- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, TIE FOR 3RD PLACE
Houston St. Bistro:  Chicken Marsala-Sauteed Chicken Breast Topped w/ Mushroom Marsala Wine Sauce- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, TIE FOR 3RD PLACE
Luke:   Gulf Oyster Bar
Market on Houston (Sheraton Gunter):  Ropa Vieja Street Taco  (pulled chicken and beef in a small corn tortilla w/ salsa, sliced radish, charred corn pico, w/avocado crema)- JUDGE'S AWARD, 3RD PLACE

Nothing Bundt Cakes: Bundtinis
Texas de Brazil:  Flank Steak, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri Sauce
The Palm:  Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Mushroom Polenta- JUDGE'S AWARD, 2ND PLACE
Moses Roses Hideout: House-Made Smoked Brisket Taco Topped w/ Cheddar, Pico de Gallo and BBQ Sauce;  Smoked Meatloaf Topped w/ BBQ Sauce and Bacon Chutney- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 2ND PLACE

Wednesday, September 9th, River Walk Restaurants, Check in at Rivercenter Mall Lagoon between 5-6PM
Barriba Cantina:  Chipotle Pork Tacos
Chili’s (in Rivercenter Mall):  Boneless Buffalo Wings OR Chips & Queso
County Line:   Baby Back Pork Ribs
Dick’s Last Resort:  Pulled Pork Sliders
Hard Rock Café:  NY-style Cheescake made with Oreo Cookie Pieces and a Spinach Artichoke Dip served on Parmesan Flatbread- JUDGE'S AWARD, TIE FOR 3RD PLACE
Iron Cactus:  Quail Sliders & Pork Tamale Pops- JUDGE'S AWARD, 1ST PLACE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 1ST PLACE
Las Ramblas  (Hotel Contessa):  Smoked Ham Hock Arancini, Braised Greens, Tabasco Syrup
Rivers Edge (Hilton Palacio del Rio):  Mac ‘N Cheese with Jalapeno Bacon- JUDGE'S AWARD, TIE FOR 3RD PLACE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD TIE FOR 3RD PLACE
Ruth’s Chris:   Chicken Gumbo, Bread Pudding
Tony Roma’s  (inside Rivercenter Mall):  Baby Back Ribs, Jalapeno Poppers, Shrimp Taco- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 2ND PLACE
Zoccas Cuisine de Italia  (Westin Riverwalk ): 3-Cheese Italian Macaroni & Cheese with Lobster & Prosciutto- JUDGE'S AWARD, 2ND PLACE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD TIE FOR 3RD PLACE

Thursday, September 10th, River Walk Restaurants, Check-in at Pat O'Brien's between 5-6PM
Bier Garten: Sausage and Kraut Balls
Boudro's:  Devil's River Lamb Slider with Brie, Arugula and Carmelized Onions served with a Spicy Chai & Ginger Shake- JUDGE'S AWARD, 2ND PLACE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 1ST PLACE
Café Ole:  Mini Chicken Faluta, Poblano Cream, Cotija Cheese & Cheese Quesadillas
Casa Rio:  Beef and Pork Street Tacos w/ Poblano Sauce- JUDGE'S AWARD, 1ST PLACE  
Charlie Wants A Burger:   Coca-Cola Carnitas with Fresh Pineapple Salsa on Steamed Rolls
La Paloma Riverwalk:  Ceviche de Camaron
Michelino's:  Meatballs & Artichoke Dip on Crostini
Landry's:  Lobster Bisque and Crawfish Bread- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 2ND PLACE
Lone Star Café:   Hand-battered & Fried Loaded Potato Balls, served w/Housemade Ranch Dressing- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 3RD PLACE
Mad Dogs:   Fish & Chips
Pat O'Brien's:  Sliced Cucumber Rounds Topped w/ Dill Cream Cheese, Sliced Roast Beef served w/ Creamy Horseradish Sauce on French Bread, Mini BLT-Cherry Tomato w/ Lettuce,   Bacon and Mayo- JUDGE'S AWARD, 3RD PLACE
Rio Rio Cantina:   Mini Taco Assortment with Salsas and Tortilla Chips
The Republic of Texas:  Pork Slider with Honey Jack Bourbon BBQ Sauce, 40th Anniversary Birthday Cake
The Original Mexican Restaurant:  Beef Gorditas


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