The oncoming of fall means many things: back to school, cooler weather, and best of all football! Many businesses in Gruene have fall traditions of their own, too. Mozie's has their Weekly Stu, and Cantina del Rio has the Chow Down Showdown!
What is the Chow Down Showdown, you may ask - is it an eating contest? Well, you could look at it that way. But we like to describe it as our ultimate school spirit event - a battle of the local high schools that allows us to support school spirit and football, and here's how it works.
In New Braunfels, there are two high schools that have been rivals as long as we can remember - New Braunfels High School and Canyon High School. To add to the rivalry (and do our part to give back to local schools), we created the Chow Down Showdown. During the weeks prior to the game between the two schools, we invite their fans to come chow down at Cantina del Rio.
When placing an order, customers have the choice to place their receipt in either the Canyon Cougars helmet or the New Braunfels Unicorns helmet. 10% of each receipt is donated to the designated team, and in the end, the team who raises the most gets an additional $500 and the prized Cantina Cup.
So grab your friends and come show your school spirit! The Chow Down Showdown starts this Friday, September 20 at 4pm and goes through Friday, October 11. May the best team win!!