Help crown the Best Margarita in Atlanta with Creative Loafing at Park Tavern on Thursday, May 25
Wednesday May 24, 2017 10:00 am EDT
No value assignedbTis the season for sticky sweet dranks served in the sunshine. Join Creative Loafing for Margarita Wars, one of our most beloved annual events that gathers a dozen of our citybs top marg-slingers to face off and find out who serves the greatest britas. Restaurants and bartenders from near and far will compete at Park Tavern overlooking Piedmont Park, but only one will be crowned Best Margarita in Atlanta 2017. General admission buys you six tasting tickets to sample your way to oblivion, vote for your favorites, then hit the dance floor. VIP tix get you free food, swag, private tastings and early admission. $30-$50. Thurs., May 25. 6-11 p.m. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E. www.clatl.com/cl-events.
Looking at the bowl, what strikes you first is the profoundly dark roux with its mesmerizing sheen. The umber shade promises a complex richness from continued whisking and a low-and-slow simmer. And it delivers. Oh, does it deliver. The gumbo is velvety, its thickness punctuated by bobbing nuggets of andouille sausage and plump Georgia shrimp over a mound of Carolina Gold rice. Buttery thick...