Everything You Can Eat and Drink at This Year's Margarita Madness

It’s tequila time. CityBeat’s annual Margarita Madness event returns to Newport for an early salute to summer. And this time, we're taking over the Purple People Bridge. A slew of local margarita makers — restaurants, bars and entertainment destinations — will be serving up their best tequila creations in a friendly margarita throw-down competition. Tickets include 10 drink tickets to sample 10 margaritas and one special token to vote for your favorite cocktail to win a coveted People’s Choice award. Local guest judges will also be on hand to offer their input to bestow awards like Most Creative Margarita. Dance to live music from the Sunburners while snacking on food samples and judging the city’s best guacamole in the annual Guac Off competition. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23. $40. Purple People Bridge, Newport, margaritamadnesscincy.com.
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Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Lalo
Spicy Cucumber Margarita — fresh cucumber, jalapeño, agave nectar, triple sec and tequila
Tamarind Margarita — housemade fresh tamarind pulp, triple sec, agave nectar and tequila with a spicy salt rim
Curry chicken empanadas, pork spring rolls and veggie spring rolls
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Lalo

Spicy Cucumber Margarita — fresh cucumber, jalapeño, agave nectar, triple sec and tequila
Tamarind Margarita — housemade fresh tamarind pulp, triple sec, agave nectar and tequila with a spicy salt rim
Curry chicken empanadas, pork spring rolls and veggie spring rolls
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Gomez Salsa
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Gomez Salsa

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Bakersfield OTR
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Bakersfield OTR

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Bakersfield OTR
Chips and guac, plus chips and salsa
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Bakersfield OTR

Chips and guac, plus chips and salsa
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Condado Tacos
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Condado Tacos

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Rosedale OTR
Rosedale's Famous Margarita — handcrafted with tequila, agave and fresh-squeezed citrus
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Rosedale OTR

Rosedale's Famous Margarita — handcrafted with tequila, agave and fresh-squeezed citrus
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Axis Alley
The Picante Pineapple margarita — pineapple juice, agave and jalapeño
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Axis Alley

The Picante Pineapple margarita — pineapple juice, agave and jalapeño
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GameWorks
Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita
Tex Mex Rolls — fried tortillas filled with chicken, cheese, jalapeño, black beans and corn.
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GameWorks

Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita
Tex Mex Rolls — fried tortillas filled with chicken, cheese, jalapeño, black beans and corn.
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Keystone Bar & Grill
Keystone's classic margarita
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Keystone Bar & Grill

Keystone's classic margarita
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