Posted by: Dave DeWitt on Jul 21, 2009
Who makes the best Green Chile Cheeseburger, Bobby Flay or Bobby Olguin? Or, maybe, just maybe, Gwyneth Doland and myself! Tonight on the Food Network, on "Throwdown with Bobby Flay," Bobby Olguin of the Buckhorn Tavern in San Antonio, New Mexico, goes up against Bobby Flay in a Green Chile Cheeseburger grill-off. If you miss it, Food Network will repeat the show on August 2. That's Olguin on the left and Flay on the right.
In 2005, GQ Magazine rated the Buckhorn as having the seventh-best burger in America, so that gives some creds to Olguin, whose family has been doing this for many years. According to Olguin, his father, Mannie Olguin, built the Buckhorn in 1943. "Our liquor license dates back to 1918," he said. "It was transferred from my grandfather’s bar that used to be across the street."
While celebs like Flay get most of the attention, the Fiery Foods team just never gives up. Click here to watch Gwyneth and myself grill Green Chile Cheeseburgers. And click here for Gwyn's not-so-secret recipe.
Photo Credits: Top, J. Clarson; Right, Sergio Salvador