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8th annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off
March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $20
The Chamber and H-E-B are getting ready for the 2nd annual Tacos ‘n Tequila, Friday, March 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the 8th annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off, Saturday, March 9 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Tacos ‘n Tequila will feature 10 of our areas top local restaurants creating custom craft cocktails with Embajador Tequila. The event will also feature tacos made by The Republic of the Rio Grande, Palenque Grill, and H-E-B which will include shrimp, fish, beef, and quesadillas this year. Guests can enjoy them as they enjoy the delicious craft cocktails and a live musical performance by Eddie Saenz.
Anyone 21 years and over can enjoy Tacos ‘n Tequila for $30 or pay $45 pre-sale and also attend the “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off scheduled for the following day, Saturday, March 9 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The cook-off will feature 30 of our local BBQ Cook-off teams competing to see who creates the best Chicken Wings, Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, Brisket, Charro Beans and Pan de Campo. Attendees can sample all the meats plus enjoy a beverage garden and live music performed by four local bands, Leonado Barron, Double Dose, Southern Ashes, and Benny Ybarra & the Family. The cook-off will also feature a classic car show by the South Texas MOPAR Car Club. Anyone wanting to attend only the “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off can attend for $20. Children 10 and under accompanied by an adult eat free!
Many thanks to this year’s event sponsors: H-E-B, IBC Bank, L&F Distributors, Embajador Tequila, the City of McAllen, Clark Chevrolet, Shepard Insurance Agency, Clark Knapp Honda, SpawGlass, CC’s Sweets & Tweets, Cantu Special Events, The Monitor, and Forged Advertising.
Tacos ‘n Tequila is scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off & Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Gerry at 682-2871.
To purchase tickets to either event, or both, go online to Ticket Leap: mcallenchamber.ticketleap.com/sizzling-in-the-tropics-bbq-cook-off/. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Gerry.