|Sandbar's winning creation|
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station sectioned off its massive, back rock garden on Tuesday, Nov. 19 for San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest's The San Diego Classics: Fish Tacos & Craft Beers featuring a riveting Fish Taco TKO Challenge between 11 fierce competitors. Attendees were each provided 3 tokens to vote for their favorite seafood taco(s), each paired with a craft beer option by Stone's resident cicerone and pairing master "Dr." Bill Sysak. At the end of the night, Sandbar Sports Grill from Mission Beach reigned supreme, with The Blind Burro taking a close second, followed by third place Casanova Fish Tacos. It was truly an epic Taco Tuesday!
|Tequila Bar's abalone taco|
Sandbar's winning taco was mammoth and definitely won for best presentation. A cotija cheese-crusted flour tortilla was piled with marinated and grilled dorado, roasted chipotle aioli, beer brined escabeche slaw, spicy guacamole, crispy tobacco onions and more cotija cheese, all served on a corn husk. We thought it was a bit overwhelming, but it was evident early on, based on the line and accumulating pile of wooden tokens, that Sandbar would take home the title at this year's event.
|Spike Africa's taco|
The San Diego Classics was an event that we hope will return for many years to come. At the cost of $45 for unlimited food and beer samples, it was an amazing value at one of San Diego's hottest locations.
Check out our photos of all the tacos on SanDiegoVille's Facebook Page, and be sure to visit San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's website for details on next year's events.