Michelada at La Botana Fresco Grill & Cantina (Credit: Jackie Tran)
The Tucson Michelada Challenge is heading back to the Tucson Convention Center from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 5.
For those scratching their heads about what a Michelada is, it’s like a Mexican Bloody Mary with beer instead of vodka.
There’s even a General involved in the existence of the Michelada.
During the Mexican Revolution of 1910, General Michel would order the concoction at the bar, and it’s been a popular ever since.
General admission is $25, which includes samples of each contestant’s creation, and a ballot to vote for their favorite. VIP tickets are $65, which also include a souvenir pint glass, designated seating area close to the stage, a $10 food voucher, and a server.
Competing bartenders will be given the beer, and everything else will be supplied by the bartenders’ respective restaurants, so prepare to see some adventurous entries.
To purchase tickets or register as a participant, visit tucsonmichelada.com.
Judges also have a say in the outcome, as a judging panel of local restaurant chefs are added to the mix.
Live entertainment will be provided by:
- Folklorico Dancers
- Luchador Wrestling
Tucson Convention Center is located at 260 S. Church Ave. For tickets and more information, call (520) 791-4101 or visit tucsonmichelada.com.