New Orleans to hold Top Taco festival next year
NEW ORLEANS – Adding to its list of festivals, New Orleans will soon hold its first Top Taco festival next year.
New Orleans will celebrate with tacos, tequila and all things taco-related when the festival kicks off on Mar. 23.
The festival first started in Denver in 2013 and inspired the owner of Nacho Mama's restaurant in New Orleans to bring the festival to the city.
"When I attended Top Taco in Denver a couple of years ago, I was really impressed by all of the incredible talent that participated and knew immediately this would be a great addition to New Orleans' festival scene," Shane Finklestein, the festival director, told WWL, WBRZ's sister station.
Forty restaurants will compete for the people's choice and judges' choice for Top Creative Taco, Top Traditional Taco, Top Creative Cocktail and Top Margarita Cocktail.
The festival will feature food from : Mizado, Jacques Imo's, Rum House, Arana, Velvet Cactus, Tacos and Beer, Del Fuego, Patois, Canal St. Bistro, Chiba, Cowbell, Vincent's, Nacho Mama's La Casita, Felipe's, Blue Oak BBQ and Horn's. Food will be accompanied by tequilas and spirits from Sauza Hornitos, Patron, Tres Generaciones, Casa Noble, El Tesoro, and Cointreau.
Top Taco NOLA will be held at the Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza on Mar. 23. For more information click here.