Denver to crown "Top Taco" tonight -- with your help

Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex will be the scene for tonight's Top Taco, a taco- and margarita- tasting competition with trophies to be awarded for the Top Creative, Top Traditional Taco and Best Margarita -- with a people's choice and judges' choice for each category.

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The festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m., when over two dozen restaurants will be cooking up their best tacos and pouring their tastiest margs in the hopes of grabbing a top spot.

General admission tickets are $65 and include unlimited taco, beer, margarita and tequila tastings, as well as live music from Samba Dende and a chance to vote for your favorites. A VIP ticket is $125 and will get you into the event an hour early, give you access to the VIP lounge and private tastings, and also includes a complimentary, three-month Dining Out Card membership. Proceeds will benefit the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation ProStart Scholarship Program. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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