#TastyThursday – Fort Lauderdale Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest

Fort Lauderdale’s 2nd Annual Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest sponsored by Tabañero Hot Sauce, returns to Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. This year, foodies and craft beer aficionados from all around South Florida will be able to sample from a bounty of craft beverages and gourmet tacos from local restaurants and food trucks vying for the Best of the Best award! This free general admission family and pet friendly event, has something for everyone from live music to free kids activities, eclectic vendors and plenty of food.

Last year’s defending champions, Agave Taco Bar (Best of the Best), I Love Tacos (Fan Favorite) and The Whole Enchilada (Best Tabañero-Inspired Creation) will return to defend their titles with new and interesting creations surely to delight the tastebuds of event goers. Craft Brew competitions will center on 3 categories: Best of the Best Local Craft Beer; Most Interesting/Creative Craft Beer; and Fan Favorite. A panel of independent judges will judge the Best of the Best and Creative Categories in both elements, while event attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. This event will also feature two lively Taco-Eating Competitions, male and female, which are sure to amuse event goers of all ages.

Located at Esplanade Park in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the event will include, a Kids Zone, where children will be treated to balloons, piñatas and face painting. There will also be a Pets Zone where onsite pet adoptions will be taking place through Pets’ Broward. Paid admission venues will include a Craft Beer Garden where ticket holders will be treated to unlimited food, beer and drink tastings, special gifts, lawn games and adult piñatas featuring some great prizes. The live music headliner, Making Faces from West Palm Beach, will infuse flavors of rock, reggae, funk, surf, hip-hop and more rounding out the festive atmosphere attendees can expect to experience while attending this outdoor event.

Current Restaurant Lineup: Agave Taco Bar, BC Tacos, FFin Tacos, Hickory Sticks, I Love Tacos, La Lona Cocina & Tequileria, Las Mexicanas, Red Chair Catering, Tacos Veracruz, Tijuana Taxi Co., The Whole Enchilada, Viva Tokyo and a new restaurant concept by Tabañero.

Current Brewery Lineup: Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Bousa Brewring, Clown Shoes Brewing, Concrete Beach, Coppertail Brewing, Dangerous Minds Brewing, Descarga Brewing,Devour Brewing Co., Gulfstream Brewing, Honor Brewing, The Tank Brewing, Veza Sur and national samples by Crafty Connoisseurs, The Keg King and Stephens Distributing.

Proceeds from the event and activities will benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Pets’ Broward.

For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Slowey at [email protected] or (954) 279-3362.