Bust out the sombreros (and whatever other ethnically irrelevant garb you might have), because the second-annual Margarita Meltdown is coming to the Bishop Arts District. Last year's event drew more than 2,500 people, and founders Nico Ponce of The Chesterfield and Tony Fernandez of OC's Espumoso Caffe hope to capitalize on their success again this year.
The event pits some of the city's best bartenders against one another to see who can concoct the best margarita, to be voted on by drinkers. This year's participating bars include El Ranchito, Hacienda on Henderson, Iron Cactus, Cyclone Anaya's, La Calle Doce, Mesa, Tillman's, Veracruz Café, Nova, The Standard Pour, and Sfuzzi, plus more to be announced.
In addition to free margarita tastings courtesy of sponsor Milagro, there will also be live music, cold beer and street food, since we all know tacos are the best way to soak up too much tequila. Mmm, drunk tacos.
Besides the charitable act of getting attendees tequila-wasted for just $25 a head, a portion of the proceeds will also go to La Voz del Anciano (The Voice of the Elderly), a local non-profit serving the needs of senior citizens.
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Details: Margarita Meltdown Sunday, May 27th 3pm-10pm 408 N. Bishop Ave between 7th and 8th Streets $25 per head