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Party with Crawfish, Bourbon, and Tacos

But not at the same time

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CBD — On Thursday, March 23, the battle goes down for best in New Orleans at the Top Taco 2017 competition. Attendees to the event at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza will get to vote for Vote for four categories of awards: Top Creative Taco, Top Traditional Taco, Top Margarita and Top Creative Cocktail. Dozens of restaurants and bars will be in attendance. General Admission passes are $65; First Tasting tickets are $85 and include early entry; and VIP discounted tickets are $125 per person. To purchase and viewfull list of participants visit the Top Taco website. [EaterWire]

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT — Drink brown liquor for three days straight, starting March 24, for the New Orleans Bourbon Festival. From grand tastings to seminars to a boozy brunch, it’s all things bourbon this weekend at the Sugar Mill and Marriot Convention Center. Tickets range from $59 - $490 (Ultimate VIP) and can be purchased online. [EaterWire]

CENTRAL CITY — Those who love crawfish and music probably have it marked on their calendars, but from Monday, May 1, to Wednesday, May 3, everyone holding a general admission ticket to NOLA Crawfish Festival gets free crustaceans and beer with the tunes. From 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., each day, participants will gather at Cresent City BBQ to enjoy over 5,000 pounds of the hot boiled delicacy. Ticket prices vary. [EaterWire]