One of the high points of the weekend certainly was the Hotter Than Hell Margarita challenge in Bishop Arts featuring Sauza Tequila. Taking place at 6pm this past Sunday, the crowd quickly swelled to over 2,500 as ticket lines snaked down Seventh Street just off Bishop. Happy gatherers met with the promise of margaritas, and although the lines were a bit of a challenge, the crowd stayed quenched with the large variety of the tequila soaked cocktail flowed freely.
Nico Ponce, one of the new events organizers, was a happily surprised to see so many in attendance on the holiday weekend, “I never thought we could get so many people to drive across the bridge,” was his response when we asked about the huge crowd.
Taking top honor for the best margarita was Iron Cactus. Most of the concoctions included an element of spiciness, creating a running theme through out the evening, but all the drinks were cold and inviting.
It was especially good to see Brian McCullough behind the bar and working the festival as he represented the soon-to-be-open Standard Pourthat will be located on McKinney.
Kudos to Vera Cruz Café located in Bishop Arts for making some amazing street food, including their blue corn tortilla tacos and some of the hand-made sopas and tamales we have experienced all summer.
Wonderful event and look forward to the next incarnation.