VIP/EARLY ADMISSION Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly
+ Combo Package Available
403 North 3rd Street Richmond, VA
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
All-inclusive. Get a one hour head-start on General Admission attendees with this ticket.
Expanded in its third year, this sumptuous culinary event, which has sold out since its inception, will feature 16+ artisan tacos (including the legendary chocolate "dessert" taco) from some of RVA's finest chefs, 35+ craft beers (and cider) from Virginia and the U.S., premium Virginia wine, and live music.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for a peek at some of last year's participating restaurants along with descriptions of some of the amazing tacos. This year's restaurant/taco list and a preview of the featured craft beers will be available in May.
Ticket Package Availability:
If you want a special weekend culinary experience, this event can be purchased as part of two combo deals. These packages, available at the bottom of the ticket page, are as follows:
1. Tacos & Grand Tasting
2. VIP Weekend
Here's What You'll Experience at VIP/Early Admission Taco Throwdown:
This event is perfect for foodies and craft beer enthusiasts.
Per ABC regulations, beer will not be available for purchase for off-premise consumption, whether in cans, bottles, or growlers.
(these are from the 2015 event; 2016 tacos will be available in May)
Africanne on Main - Wild Life Taco
Aramark - Chorizo, beef & black bean with tomatoes and sihrachi slaw in a flour tortilla
Capital Ale House - Pork belly tacos topped with roasted corn salsa, cilantro slaw, and roasted tomato aioli
Casa Del Barco - Braised Lamb Tacos with Mexican Coke BBQ sauce, apple-fennel slaw, crispy polenta and lemon-mint crema
Coco Bans - Chicken Curry w/Coconut Rice & Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin w/Creamy Apple Slaw
Culinard - Smoked Chili Braised Octopus, Mexican Street Corn Salsa, Avocado and Cojito Taco And White chocolate Grand Marnier mousse with fresh seasonal berries in a Pecan praline crunch Taco
India K'Raja - Chickpea Taco with Pickled Carrots
Lehja - Tandoor Grilled Organic Free Range Chicken Breast, Mango-Chili Salsa, Spiced Mint-Hung Yogurt Chutney
Mosaic - Three Day Prime Short Rib: Lavash Taco, Grilled Spring Onion Salad, Coffee Stout Glace, Crème Fraiche
Sophisticated Soirees - Taco #1: Thai Chicken w.Fennel/Apple Salsa - Taco #2: Local Veggie Blowout w.Tomatillo Pico de Gallo
Strawberry Street Café - pulled pork with chipotle slaw
The Hungry Turtle - Banh Mi Tacos - Choice of either Braised Vietnamese BBQ Pork or Lemongrass Chicken: Topped with julienned carrots and daikon radishes in a sweet & tangy brine, julienned english cucumbers, cilantro and sriracha aioli on a flour tortilla
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
RVA Brewery Parties
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
VIP/EARLY ADMISSION Walk-Around Grand Tasting
Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets will be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the National Beer Expo are nonrefundable.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events.