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HaborWalk Village Hosts 4th Annual Tequila and Taco Festival

4th Annual Tequila and Taco Festival at Harborwalk Village

You had us at tacos, but then you threw in tequila, and now we know this is a can’t-miss event! On Saturday, March 11, HarborWalk Village hosts the 4th Annual Tequila and Taco Festival, where you can “fiesta like there is no manana.”

You don’t have to wait until St. Patty’s day to party on the harbor. Spice up your weekend with pairings of tequila and authentic fish, shrimp and beef tacos. Spiced habanero and smokey agave are just two of the major players in this weekend’s tequila sampling.

Most tequila comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco, where there is in fact a town called Tequila. The liquor is distilled from the blue agave plant, which is not a cactus (a common misconception) but is a desert succulent. Now for the tricky part: all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti, just like all tequilas are mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila.  Mezcal is any type of liquor produced from an agave plant—but wait, you’re just interested in drinking it? Right, back to the festival details.

Drink your tequila history lesson this Saturday, when Camarena Tequila and Crab Island Cantina provide tastings of more than 30 different kinds of tequila, including barrel aged and herb finished. Dash of salt, wedge of lime? Maybe; then again maybe not. The salt-and-lime tradition is not part of authentic tequila production, nor is the worm, but instead is an association that took root in other countries. In Mexico, tequila is served neat, period.

Tickets for the 4th Annual Tequila and Taco Festival range from $20-$60, with under 21 admission bands starting at $20, general admission, $35, and VIP access, $60,  which includes a special tequila tasting, limited bar and exclusive offering of tacos catered by Crab Island Cantina.

Get your tickets here http://bit.ly/2mwntMF.

 

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