The Athens Taco Takedown Returns!

The Athens Taco Takedown is Back October 16!

It’s no secret that we here at My Athens love food (sign up for our monthly food newsletter here!), and tacos are among our favorite foods of all. That’s what inspired us to join forces with Terrapin last year to present the Athens Taco Takedown, a taco cook-off competition featuring ten of our favorite local restaurants throwing down — we had everything from ice cream tacos to tuna tacos seared onsite, and we couldn’t believe the community’s response. We knew we had to do it again. And tickets are on sale here right now!

Athens Taco Takedown 2016

Sunday, October 16, from 4:30-8 p.m. at Terrapin Brewing Company, the Taco Takedown returns for Round 2. Just like last year, the event will feature a taco art gallery in the Terrapin tap room, music and at least ten vendors churning out their very best taco game. Terrapin will also be offering a special cask of Habanero Rye Pale Ale for the occasion. A ticket entitles you to one serving from each participating restaurant, 36 oz. of Terrapin beer and an afternoon on the lawn with great food and even better community.

Tickets are $35 and are available here. We are anticipating another sold-out event this year, so get yours while they last!

Participating vendors include reigning 2015 champs Catch 22 Gastropub, The Pine, South Kitchen + Bar, The Savory Spoon, The World Famous, Taqueria Tsunami and Taqueria del Sol. We’ll be announcing a few more in the coming days. You can check out scenes from last year here.

The Taco Takedown will be held outside, weather permitting, and Terrapin’s tap room will be open as well. In case of rain, the event will be moved into the tap room, where the event will be admittedly more cozy than if it were held on the lawn.

Get your ticket today and celebrate one of Athens’s favorite food events of the year with us!

Send Us Your Taco Art and Be Entered to Win Two Free Tickets!

Athens Taco Takedown
Taco art by Tommy Keough (@_tommykeough_)

Seeing your submissions for the taco art gallery — which will be displayed in the Terrapin tap room during the event — is one of our favorite parts of the Taco Takedown! Send us some taco-inspired art and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets in a contest judged by our very own Arts Editor, Eva Claire Schwartz! Check out last year’s submissions here to get started.
To enter:
1. Post your taco art to Instagram with the hashtag #athenstacotakedown by October 1.
2. Email a high-res file of your submission to, also by October 1.
3. Our winner will be announced October 3 and will receive two tickets to the event and a big shout-out on the @my_athens feed.

By submitting your taco art for consideration in this contest, you give My Athens your permission to feature your work on our own Instagram feed (with attribution, of course!) and also to print copies of your work for display in the Taco Art Gallery on-site at the event. All entrants will receive 10% off tickets. Should you prefer to display your original work at the event instead, you are welcome to. Set-up, display, labeling and so forth are the sole responsibility of the artist, and My Athens and Terrapin must be informed of your intention to bring your original work to the event by October 7.

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