A new event is hitting Greenville called Tacos and Tequila, I’ve been traveling some, and it’s been awhile since I threw out a Monday Mashup, right? Got some things to share, so thought this incredibly rainy day would be as good a time as any to jump back in.
The taco invasion
If you’re needing a taco fix, Greenville’s got you covered. We seem to be in some sort of taco revolution. Here’s a list to crunch on: ASADA (my personal fave), Tipsy Taco, Automatic Taco, Papi’s Tacos, Willy Taco, Tin Lizzy’s, Cantina 76, Farmhouse Tacos, and if you wanna kick it old school, Taco Casa.
Another one of my faves, White Duck Taco, is coming to Greenville soon.
I know I’m missing a few. Fill me in in the comments.
Tacos and Tequila
Tapping into the region’s growing appreciation and love for tacos and good tequila, High Spirits Events is hosting the first Tacos n’ Tequila Fiesta in downtown Greenville on April 9 from 3-7pm at the Old Cigar Warehouse (912 S. Main Street, Greenville.
The event, presented by Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila, pits bartenders and chefs head-to-head to create the best custom cocktails and tacos.
Join me there to see who wins the Bartender Battle and Chef’s Taco Challenge. Local judges will vote on the best taco, the best sidekick (side dish or dessert), and the best cocktail using Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila. The event will also feature a costume contest, nacho game zone, live music and more.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.tacotequilafiesta.com. VIP tickets are $55 each and include 10 tequila tasting tokens at the event and early admission at 3 p.m., while the general tickets are $40 in advance and $50 day off and include eight tequila tasting tokens and a 4 p.m. admission.
All attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have ID on them to enter the event. In addition to the drink tickets, there will be cash bars on site.
So there’s that. Greenville’s social calendar is busting at the seams in the Spring! I love it!
These Greenville events are also on my calendar for April:
April 7: My friend and local TV host, Vanessa De La Vina will be Guest bartending at Ink and Ivy Greenville on Friday from 6-8pm for the Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer event.
April 22: North Main Coop Crawl
April 23: Euphoria’s Roast and Toast: Oysters. BBQ. Noms. at Wyche Pavilion
April 25: Cake and Whiskey Greenville (no men allowed!)
What’s in that drink?
Everyone has their own secret to margaritas, but around Casa de Livengood, we use Minute Made Limeade, Triple Sec and Tequila. No, it’s not fancy, but it’s damn good! Our buddy Greg introduced us to the limeade and we were hooked. That dude has the best ideas! (Blog name… the fact that I’m food blogging at all… Yeah, you can tell him thank you when you see him.)
Speaking of booze, Vault and Vator opens Tuesday, April 4.
Easter Candy is killing me.
I’m gonna need rehab for my candy addiction after Easter. And no amount of bike riding at the gym is gonna kill these calories. Reese’s eggs, those Cadbury hard candy coated eggs, Cherry Limeade Peeps… Who spends $2.50 on 3 Peeps?! This fool. My first candy run culminated in a $50 Target receipt. Yikes! (And that was only round one.) I’m not kidding. It’s an issue. Thank goodness Easter only rolls around once a year!
Wanna find me around Greenville? This is where I’m hanging out:
I’m newly obsessed with Sunday brunch. Yeah, I’ve never been a brunch girl! I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on brunch culture. Sunday Funday, right? I’ve checked out Southern Culture (sit outside on the patio) and Roost (sit outside, get grits and collards and the omelet bar) in the past couple of weeks. What’s your favorite Sunday Brunch spot? Tell me in the comments. I’m looking to fill the brunch calendar, folks!
I could sit at Community Tap for HOURS! I can’t drink much beer (GF and all) but I try a couple of sips of something new every time I’m there. I usually order the newest addition to their wine-by-the-glass menu, which is AMAZING. Also love the craft soda selection and their rotating schedule of Lunch and dinner food trucks. My table of friends split a couple of pizzas from Coastal Crust this Sunday.
One last thing, Harvest Hope Food Bank is in dire need of food to stock their shelves. This is an incredibly important organization to me that distributes more than 7 million pounds of food to hungry families across Greenville each year. $20 can buy 50lb of food. Please buy one of our Feed Greenville t-shirts designed by Greenville Artist, Alewine (100% of proceeds above cost of shirt go to Harvest Hope), or donate directly to the organization through this link and put “Gap Creek Gourmet” in the comment section on their donation form. Thank you!
Shout out to my buddies.
It’s tax season. And in my house, that means LOTS of stress, and my amazing CPA husband is working extra extra hard. I’m so thankful to all my friends who are filling my calendar, being my plus one, and keeping me not only busy, but keeping my heart full!