(Seguin) -- The celebrity chef that appears to be cooking inside of Adrian Davila is set to make yet another debut on national TV. Adrian Davila of Davila's BBQ will be putting his grilling skills to the test during Friday's episode of the Food Network's "BBQ Blitz."
Davila says he was excited to have been selected as a contestant for this new series and looks forward to sharing the episode with the community during a special watch party scheduled for Friday at the restaurant.
"The show is great. Eddie Jackson, the Food Network Star, is on his new breakout show called 'BBQ Blitz.' 'BBQ Blitz' (is themed after) Eddie who was a former NFL football player and so you have two halves of the show and it's a competition. A cooking show dedicated on barbecue and grilling. There's a first and a second half and you either get sacked and get knocked out or you proceed to the second half to continue to have a chance to win a $5,000 prize. There's three contestants. One is eliminated the first round and the second round is a surprise protein that you do on a grill and a smoker. Unlike most cooking shows, this show you have to implicate the grill or the smoker in your dish which is pretty unique and obviously, I'm no stranger to that. I was happy to participate in a show with that platform," said Davila.
"BBQ Blitz," however, is not Davila's first appearance on a nationally televised cooking show. Just over a year ago, Davila filled the role as a judge on "American Grilled."
"I was on the Travel Channel. It aired August of last year and on the opposite, the Austin episode which was Beef in the Heart of Texas -- I got to participate as a judge. Obviously on the other side of that table literally, we had to critique. It's definitely a less stressful situation when you go in to participate as a judge. This show-- I was called up to participate as one of the contestants cooking. I was pretty excited about them although there's going to be nerves, but getting to see both sides of that was pretty unique and gave me a different perspective of the whole system of operations on these shows," said Davila.
Davila says being featured on these type of shows no doubt helps the family business but it also helps put Seguin on the map. It's for that reason that he is inviting the community to the special watch party at the restaurant on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The show will be aired on the Food Network beginning at 9:30 p.m. He says free food and drink specials plus live music is his contribution to the community for its ongoing support of the family business located at 418 W. Kingsbury St.