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Taco Takeover is a fiesta-val dedicated to celebrating the best things in life: tacos, cocktails and the people who love them. We're bringing together the best bartenders, mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs in NYC to showcase their talent, compete for glory, and wow over 3,000 local foodies eagerly searching for their new favorite cocktail spots.

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the Scoop

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Three Sessions: 11AM-2PM, 3PM-6PM, 7PM-10PM

Location: Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Expected Attendees: ~ 3,000 total

 
 
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Connect

From our attendees to our partners, judges, and volunteers, we curate a truly local festival in the heart of Brooklyn. Join your community for a day of fun and networking with both attendees and fellow mixologists.

 
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COMPETE

Serve up your most inventive libation for the chance to win Best Cocktail at the festival. A panel of writers and critics will cast their votes after the ultimate showdown and taste test on stage. Attendees will crown a People's Choice winner.

 
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REACH NEW FANS

Share your craft with over 3,000 tequila-loving New Yorkers who are eager to discover new bars in the neighborhood. In other words, meet a slew of soon-to-be loyal customers!

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The Judges

More will be announced soon!

 

Jillian Anthony

 Jillian Anthony (@jillathrilla) is a journalist in New York City. She is the editor of   Time Out New York   (print and digital) and author of the sex and dating column  Let Us Sex-plain , as well as a speaker and panelist who regularly appears on  NBC   News . Her work has been published at Conde Nast Traveler, CNNMoney,  Manhattan  magazine,  Los Angeles magazine,  GOOD  magazine,  USAToday  and other websites and publications. Jillian ran NYC's favorite dating column,  The Undateables , in 2016, and she once got her septum pierced on  Facebook Live .

Jillian Anthony (@jillathrilla) is a journalist in New York City. She is the editor of Time Out New York (print and digital) and author of the sex and dating column Let Us Sex-plain, as well as a speaker and panelist who regularly appears on NBC News. Her work has been published at Conde Nast Traveler, CNNMoney, Manhattan magazine, Los Angelesmagazine, GOOD magazine, USAToday and other websites and publications. Jillian ran NYC's favorite dating column, The Undateables, in 2016, and she once got her septum pierced on Facebook Live.

 

christina Izzo

 Christina is the Features Editor at  Rachael Ray Every Day,  covering all things food, lifestyle and culture. Formerly, she was the Eating and Drinking editor and chief restaurant critic at  Time Out New York.  When she’s not eating tacos, she’s…actually, never mind, she’s pretty much always eating tacos.

Christina is the Features Editor at Rachael Ray Every Day, covering all things food, lifestyle and culture. Formerly, she was the Eating and Drinking editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York. When she’s not eating tacos, she’s…actually, never mind, she’s pretty much always eating tacos.

 
 

Questions? Let's taco 'bout it!

Email teny@cannonballproductions.com

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