MIAbites and The Liquid Projects Present: Taco & Tequila Showdown (#TNTShowdown)

Advance sale tickets for #TNTShowdown on November 8th 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, and top Miami mixologist, Gabe Orta, 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!

Eventbrite link  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taco-tequila-showdown-tntshowdown-tickets-18300424061