GrillsGiving - A Celebration of Meat & Music


BBQ cook-off, live music at Mission County Park


Thank you for joining us this year at GrillsGiving! It was a sunny, crisp day filled with tons of lip-smacking BBQ and sides (including a prize-winning banana pudding chosen by you!), live music, and family fun. Net proceeds benefit the REAP (Residential Energy Assistance Partnership) fund.



REAP was established in 2002 through a partnership between CPS Energy, Bexar County and the City of San Antonio. The program provides financial assistance to help the elderly, medically dependent and low-income families with young children with their utility bill. CPS Energy commits up to $1 million annually toward REAP, which provides direct customer assistance.  REAP is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.

Congrats to the Winners!


Juried Competition Results



1st Place: Zero Burn (CPS Energy team)

2nd Place: Gajeske (Gajeske, Inc.)

3rd Place: Blowin’ Smoke (CPS Energy team)


1st Place: Up In Smoke (CPS Energy team)

2nd Place: Solid Fuelers (CPS Energy team)

3rd Place: Lone Star Cookers (CPS Energy team)


1st Place: Serial Grillers (CLEAResult)

2nd Place: RAMQUE (CPS Energy team)

3rd Place: Big Dog BBQ (CPS Energy team)


Guest Voting Results


People’s Choice Best Side: Come & Taste It 

People’s Choice Best BBQ Team: Blowin’ Smoke 


CPS Energy-Only Team Results


CPS Energy Best All-Around Team: Blowin’ Smoke