A rogue lightning storm cleared out just in time for us to sample some of the area's best margaritas with a few hundred of our closest friends at the City Paper's inaugural Charleston Margarita Festival. Our completely unscientific assessment of the margs poured on Friday found many that leaned spicy with a few pineapple and watermelon-inspired concoctions and even a couple icy traditionalists that made for a nice balance.
When all was said and done, Cannon Green
's spicy mint margarita was voted as the crowd favorite. Second prize went to White Duck Taco Shop
, and Mex 1
rounded out the podium.
Congrats to the winners and all of the competitors who mixed things up with us: Yobo Cantina Fresca, 3 Matadors Tequileria, White Duck Taco Shop, Cannon Green, Nacha Mama's Taqueria, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, Zero Restaurant + Bar, The Shelter Kitchen and Bar, Stereo 8, Apartment A, The Americano, Screen Door, Zia Taqueria, Básico, and Taco Boy.
A special thanks to the Maritime Center, Lowcountry Local First, Corona, David Aylor Law Firm, Harris Teeter, Fox Audio Visual,
and Casa Noble
If you love your margaritas spicy, sweet, tart, and boozy, the Maritime Center was the place to be last Friday.