If you don't already know it, you should: The Mercury's first-ever TNT: Tacos 'n' Tequila event is coming up on Saturday, June 28 at Mississippi Studios. What's it all about? Well, it's a daylong celebration of two of mankind's best inventions, is what it is:
Enjoy unique tacos from four of Portland’s finest chefs while four of Portland’s best bartenders mix up tequila cocktails, all made exclusively for TNT! Taco tastings will be available on the hour while our celebrity bartenders take the stage to walk you through their tequila concoctions!
Admission includes 4 taco tastings and 4 tequila cocktail tastings! Featured tacos by: Bunk, La Taq, Mi Mero Mole, Xico. Featured drink recipes by: Blair Reynolds (Hale Pele), Emily Mistell (Rum Club), Jacob Grier (jacobgrier.com), Lydia Reissmueller (Tender Bar PDX).
Special musical guests include Tiburones and the War ’n’ Buffett Supergroup—featuring mashups of War songs and Jimmy Buffet songs, with Kevin Robinson (Viva Voce, Blue Giant), David Jorgensen (Blind Pilot), Katherine Paul (Genders), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Lewi Longmire, Jim Brunberg (A Year Afar, Box Set), Ben Landsverk (A Year Afar) and other special guests.
And of course, we couldn't possibly create an event called TNT without involving our fourth favorite thing after tacos, tequila, and music: blowing shit up. So we created the Tacos 'n' Tequila video with the help of our buddy Ray Gordon. Enjoy the explosions now, and enjoy the explosions in your mouth and ears next Saturday. (Speaking of which, it's highly recommended you buy your $15 ticket in advance, since they'll jump to $25 at the door.)