On May 27, 2018 experience the ultimate margarita experience at 8th Annual Martgarita Meltdown, which will take place at the Dallas Farmers Market from 12pm to 8pm. Their tequila revelers will sample over 30 margaritas from the best Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants and bars.
Competitors will concoct their very finest margaritas and offer samples from 3pm to 7pm and guests will vote for their fan favorites with the winner being crowned King of the Margarita at 8pm. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a splash of tequila.
On this special day thoughts may wander to the very first margarita machine that was invented in Dallas by restaurant owner Mariano Martinez in 1971. The Smithsonian was so thirsty they nabbed the machine and is on view at the DC museum.
The history of the margarita runs deep in Texas and no matter if it’s frozen or shaken, Dallas loves a great margarita. This is only one reason why you will want to check out the 5th annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown. The Dallas Margarita Meltdown will take place during Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 24th from 4pm-9pm in Dallas’ historic Bishop Arts District. The margarita competition will be 4-7pm with the winner being announced at 8pm.
The Margarita Meltdown is sponsored by Milagro Tequila. Bridging two worlds – the romantic, historic and honest world of traditional tequila, with the vibrant, international and sophisticated world of modern day Mexico City, this award-winning tequila from William Grant & Sons captures the true essence of the spirit’s origin, the blue agave, providing a bursting flavor of freshness with the smoothness of a world-class spirit. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Celebrity trainer, Jillian Michaels, recently said Dallas should stop drinking so many margaritas. She might as well tell us to stop breathing.
Originally just tequila and lime juice, the margarita dates back to 1924 and didn’t make its way to the United States until Cointreau introduced it in 1962. Dallasites have been making up for lost time ever since. Whether it’s the tried and true margarita, or a newly concocted variation, we’re inviting the best margaritologists to compete to find the best margarita in Dallas at the fourth annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Cinco de Mayo is upon us and there is plenty of celebration set for the DFW area. If you are at a loss for what to do in North Texas this big tequila drenched weekend, we are here to guide you along. Don’t forget that Lyft is available to take home should you need guidance after a bit of revelry. First time riders use my personal code for $25 credit – steven1406.
Don’t miss The 24th Annual Cinco de Mayo Big Parade and Festival. The Big Parade is the largest Cinco de Mayo parade in North Texas with over 20,000 in attendance. This colorful event includes marching bands, folkloric dance groups, school groups and much more. It takes place on the first Saturday each May in Oak Cliff that starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10am, and the Big Parade starts at 11am. The Festival at Casa Guanjuato runs from noon to 8 p.m., 1002 W. Brooklyn Ave.
And now for the booze and food:
Lt. Blender AKA Ralph McMorris
by Andrew Chalk
This is Ralph McMorris, better known as Lt. Blender. He got that name because, when he served in the U.S. Army, he was the only one with a blender during one tour of duty. When it broke, he improvised by making margaritas in a bag. That made him very popular. He parlayed his drink making skills into Lt. Blender’s drink mixes. In case you think that an entrepreneur’s life consists solely of jetting around in private planes like one of the Sharks, ask Mark Cuban what it was like when he started, selling door-to-door. Or Barbara Corcoran what it was like waiting tables in NYC. In a similar vein, below is Lt. Blender’s one and only production facility. It is situated in a Victorian house near the Galveston historic district. Continue reading