1st Annual Margarita Showdown

Margarita Showdown
$20-95    |  Jul 20, 2019  |  5:00PM - 8:00PM
parking lot behind HomeState Highland Park

The 1st Annual Margarita Showdown comes to Los Angeles on Saturday, July 20. In celebration of #NationalTequilaDay, HomeState will host the 1st Annual Margarita Showdown, with support from the producers of EastSide Food Festival. From ‘tried and true’ classics to modern renditions, the event will feature tastes from bartenders, restaurants, cocktail connoisseurs and more who will come together in a light-hearted competition to determine who can make THE BEST MARGARITA in Los Angeles.


One of the fundamental goals of HomeState is to share the food and culture of Texas with the Los Angeles community. Margaritas are a big part of that culture, so the Margarita Showdown seemed like a natural way to showcase and celebrate the iconic cocktail, which is also a big part of the Los Angeles cocktail experience. Here’s what attendees can expect:


DRINK: margarita vendors will be serving up their take on the drink. Each admission tier includes a select number of drink tickets, redeemable at any of the event’s margarita vendors.
EAT: food from Nancy’s Silverton’s Triple Beam Pizza, LA’s favorite underground BBQ Moo’s Craft BBQ, and of course, tacos & queso from HomeState. * Food is not included in the admission price of the Showdown, but can be purchased to order directly from the food vendors onsite.
MUSIC: popular DJs spinning music will round out the experience, with guests like Stones Throw Records’ Peanut Butter Wolf, Portlandia actor Fred Armisen and more.
THE SHOWDOWN: the opportunity to vote on your favorite margarita! The Margarita Showdown will culminate with a “Best in Show” award as selected by a small panel of judges + a popular vote.
VIP HOUR: VIP ticket holders will be allowed  early entry at 3 PM for the VIP tasting hour! This tasting hour includes all-you-can-drink tastes from the margarita vendors.

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: www.margaritashowdown.com. HomeState and EastSide Food Festival are also proud to extend their ongoing partnerships with PATH Organization - People Assisting the Homeless. A portion of ticket sales will go to PATH, a family of agencies working together to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities.



HomeState is a Texas Kitchen with three locations in Los Angeles (Hollywood, Highland Park and Playa Vista) serving breakfast tacos, queso, frito pies, brisket and margaritas. One of HomeState’s fundamental goals is to share the food and culture of Texas with the Los Angeles community.



EastSide Food Festival launched in 2014, highlighting the rising food scene in Los Angeles’s eastside communities. The annual event celebrated it’s 5 year anniversary this past October, featuring tastes from over 35 of the best restaurants from neighborhoods like Highland Park, Silverlake, Eagle Rock, Echo Park and DTLA.