Rise News partner MIAbites and The Liquid Projects present: Taco & Tequila Showdown #TNTShowdown on November 8th and tickets are ON SALE for $65 pp thru Eventbrite link here
There’s no hotter duo in food and beverage right now than tacos and tequila. So now…imagine 12 of Miami’s hottest chefs and taquerias making their interpretation of the best taco, each aside a bartender making a bespoke tequila cocktail to pair with each taco and then judged to crown the winners. The Liquid Projects and MIAbites present the hottest event of the year:
The Taco & Tequila Showdown (#TNTShowdown)
at Vagabond Restaurant and Bar -Sunday November 8, 2015 6-9 pm
Each of the participating chefs, led by Vagabond Restaurant & Bar host chef, Alex Chang, will create their signature taco using either soft or hard, corn or flour tortillas and be as creative as they want with the ingredients. Attendees will have chance to vote for the Peoples Choice for favorite taco and favorite tequila drink, while an esteemed panel of judges led by The Miami Herald Food Editor, Evan Benn, Broken Shaker alum, Gabe Orta, Adri Garcia, of Verde Kitchen Cafe, and food blogger, Nidal Barake @YoCulinario will select their Best in Show winners.
It is our belief that no food and beverage event would be complete without including and supporting a local industry non-profit. Therefore, we are delighted to partner with the Urban Oasis Project, (think Upper East Side Farmers Market – close to Vagabond) and founder of Verde Community Gardens Market and Cafe who has joined us to work with our chefs and bartenders with 20% of ticket sales donated to UOP to support their program of doubling the value of food stamps at local Farmer’s Markets.
EVENT DATE: Sunday November 8, 2015 6 -9 pm
PLACE: Vagabond Restaurant and Bar – 7301 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL (Valet parking available)
TICKETS: $65 advance sale / $70 at door- Available thru Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taco-tequila-showdown-tntshowdown-tickets-18300424061
PARTICIPATING CHEFS ( in alphabetical order ):
Chef Bee– Oishi Thai
Aaron Brooks– EDGE Steak and Bar
Jeremiah Bullfrog– GastroPod
Alex Chang– Vagabond Restaurant & Bar
Todd Erickson– HuaHuas
Richard Hales – Centro Taco
Bradley Kilgore– Alter
Niven Patel– Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Romero Ramirez– Taqueria Morelia/Homestead
Giorgio Rapacavoli– Eating House
Steve Santana– Taquiza
And FOOD TRUCK: BC Taco Truck
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample creative tacos and tequila from Miami’s top chefs and mixologists while hanging out at the very hip Mid-Century Modern Vagabond Restaurant and Bar. Limited availability so get your tickets now!
Let the Countdown to the Showdown begin!!