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Sausage Showdown set to return to Beethoven Maennerchor

February 21, 2019

Get ready, San Antonio for some cold German beer, polka music and cured meats with a gamey twist. That’s the winning formula for the return of the second-annual Wild Game Sausage Showdown from 2 to 6 p.m. March 3 at Beethoven Maennerchor (422 Pereida St.) in Southtown.

The event, which will feature meats made with whitetail deer from more than a dozen different local meat and game producers, is being put on by the San Antonio chapter of the Stewards of the Wild. Competitors will battle it out in four categories: dry sausage, link sausage (served hot), summer sausage and jerky.

A ticket gets you samples of the offerings and the chance to cast a ballot ts for “People’s Choice” winners. A judges panel also will name winners in each of the four categories, and the overall champion will earn the “Grand Master of Sausage” title.

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Proceeds will benefit City Kids Adventures, an organization that aims to provide outdoor activities for urban youth. For more information and to purchase tickets ($25 each, free for kids 13 and under) go to eventbrite.com.

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver