H-E-B and the McAllen Chamber are planning the 8th annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off on 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, 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. 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!
H-E-B and the Chamber are also planning the Tacos ‘n Tequila Craft Cocktail Showcase scheduled for the night before the cook-off. This event will be held at the Chamber on Friday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m., the night before the “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off and 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, SALT – New American Table, Palenque Grill and H-E-B which will feature shrimp, fish, beef and quesadillas this year. We will have them served to guests as they enjoy the delicious craft cocktails and a live musical performance. Anyone 21 years and over can enjoy Tacos ‘n Tequila for $30 or pay $45 presale and attend the BBQ Cook-off the following day.
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. Sponsors this year include H-E-B, the City of McAllen, IBC Bank, Clark Chevrolet, and Clark/Knapp Honda Dealership. For tickets or more information, please contact Gerry Garcia at 682-2871.