S.A. Food Gobblin'

Find posts by keyword
Find posts by date

Print
Email
|

PHOTOS: 'Meltdown' determines best margaritas in San Antonio

<font color=990000>PHOTOS: </font>'Meltdown' determines best margaritas in San Antonio

Credit: Freddy Hunt / Kens5.com

SAN ANTONIO -- It's not hard to find a good margarita in San Antonio, but the best?

Thousands of margarita aficionados crowded La Villita on Sunday night to vote on -- and, of course, to drink -- the city's best margaritas. Twenty five bars and restaurant participated in the first ever Margarita Meltdown.

Anyone looking for a simple lime margarita would be hard pressed. Exotic margaritas ruled the evening, ranging from Veracruz Cafe's (Dallas) peanut butter margarita to Henry's popular pineapple-raspberry-habanero margarita.

Event coordinator Mike Sanchez said he saw a trend in San Antonio.

"A lot of spicy. Lovin' the spicy margarita for sure," he said. "They're coming up with some pretty cool ones. Everyone wants to add that spicy twist to it."

Tasters made their rounds to each booth, taking small sips while waiting in line for the next concoction. At the end the night, they voted for their favorite margs via text message.

Westin La Cantera Resort won the popular vote
Barriba Cantina won the critics' choice

by Freddy Hunt / Kens5.com

kens5.com

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:07 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- It's not hard to find a good margarita in San Antonio, but the best?

Thousands of margarita aficionados crowded La Villita on Sunday night to vote on -- and, of course, to drink -- the city's best margaritas. Twenty five bars and restaurant participated in the first ever Margarita Meltdown.

CLICK HERE for PHOTOS from the Margarita Meltdown

Anyone looking for a simple lime margarita would be hard pressed. Exotic margaritas ruled the evening, ranging from Veracruz Cafe's (Dallas) peanut butter margarita to Henry's popular pineapple-raspberry-habanero margarita

Event coordinator Mike Sanchez said he saw a trend in San Antonio.

"A lot of spicy. Lovin' the spicy margarita for sure," he said. "They're coming up with some pretty cool ones. Everyone wants to add that spicy twist to it."

Tasters made their rounds to each booth, taking small sips while waiting in line for the next concoction. At the end the night, they voted for their favorite margs via text message.

  • Westin La Cantera Resort won the popular vote
  • Barriba Cantina won the critics' choice

Print
Email
|