August 24 - 27, 2017

EDSF’s Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila

EDSF’s Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila

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Thursday, August 25, 2016


GA: 6:30PM $85

1425 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, United States (View Map)

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER. Everything is included in the price of your ticket.

The taco submissions are in! We’re kicking off Eat Drink SF this year with the return of Taco Knockdown. A dozen chefs will compete in a creative battle for the “taco” title. (Yes, “taco”. Think foldable food inspired by the legacy of the taco.) The competition will be fierce and the tacos inspired. Guests will try and judge all competing tacos and all competing margaritas in this year’s brand new Milagro Margarita Mix Off. A panel of expert judges will vote for the Best Overall winner (last year it was Trick Dog’s birria de achivo taco) and guests will cast their vote for the People’s Choice winner (DOSA’s spicy duck vindaloo taco took home the prize in 2015).

This year’s competition will be hot as Dosa and Trick Dog look to defend their titles. Here’s the lineup of restaurants and their unique tacos that will be bringing the flavor to Eat Drink SF’s Taco Knockdown 2016:

AQ – Pork Rib Taco
Bar San Pancho – Dorados al Charro Taco
Delfina – Pork Belly Taco
Dosa – Grilled Prawn Uttapam Taco
La Urbana – Tri-tip Steak Tatemado Taco
Matador – Duck Confit Mole Taco
Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio – Not so Chocotaco (Dessert)
Myriad Gastropub – Oxtail Taco
Palm House – Hawaiian Smoked Brisket in Wonton Taco
Picco – Achoyte Verdi Braised Pork Cheek Taco
Souvla – Double-Stuff Taco with Lamb Mole
Trick Dog – Agua Chile Shrimp Taco

There will be a new panel of expert judges and you’ll be there to weigh in on some serious taco action. Brand new for this year is the Milagro Margarita Mix Off, with local bartenders competing with their creative takes on the margarita.

Competing in this year’s Milagro Margarita Mix Off:
Brandon Bigalke (Wingtip)
Brian Nelson (WhiteChapel)
Ted Ronnie (Mosto)
Oz Serafin

Guests can try (and vote for!) all competing tacos and margaritas, enjoy the chip and guacamole bar, drink wine beer and cocktails featuring Leyenda del Milagro Tequila, Menjurje de Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur, Montelobos Mezcal, and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur. Wineries include 1,000 Stories, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Chateau D’Esclans, Meiomi, and Prisoner Wine Company!

Everything is included in the price of your ticket!

Emcee Joel Riddell (Dining Around) and DJ Magic Matt (iHeartMedia) will keep the party vibes going all night long! Taco Knockdown judges include Ellen Fort of Eater, Diane Andrews of Fine Cooking, Luis Flores of Uno Dos Tacos, Margo True of Sunset Magazine, and Daniel Schneeweiss of Milagro

We guarantee great tunes and a great party. The perfect warm-up to a weekend of Grand Tastings. Check out the gallery from last year’s event to get a taste of what you have to look forward to at Taco Knockdown.

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Folsom St. Foundry